How we garden at our place
Go big or go home!
Please note the little sidekick strapped to Jake’s chest. Katie loves riding around in that thing. (Good thing, too, because she doesn’t have much choice.)
My Dad was here over the weekend and he helped us install a new rock garden, which will give us something pretty to look at as we drive around our circular driveway. Wait. That sounds weird. We don’t actually drive round and round our driveway for fun. The driveway is in a circle formation so you never have to back up (more of Jake’s handiwork, naturally).
Jake dug up several massive rocks around the property with his mini excavator — or “mini ex,” as he likes to call it — and installed them in the newly dug garden area.
Once he had all the rocks arranged where he wanted them, we went around our wooded property and dug up whatever plants we thought might look pretty.
We dug up and transplanted mostly ferns and a Virginia creeper-like ground cover. We also transplanted a bunch of shade loving hostas, which the previous owners planted all around the property.
Some bordering this old shed…
…and some along the rear of the house. I love hostas.
Here’s the ground cover that grows and spread like wildfire.
It’ll look really nice once it’s all grown in and lush.
Can’t move boulders without a mini ex. Even June calls it the mini ex.
Once finished digging and transplanting, we watered everything in. Hopefully these plants will take off!
(Top photo — the best photo — by Dave Knadler)