Hellooo everyone! Welcome to my SOS! It’s been awhile I know! Sometimes life just gets in the way of my blogging!
This Spring, I felt we were going down that Rabbit Hole that has been my back garden………… Remember last year we placed new sod in the Upper Terrace in the Woodland Garden, because I couldn’t get the grass to grow properly, no matter how we tried? Well, this spring it was all dead again and looking mighty poorly……….so we decided to suck it up and lay down a gravel garden! I am so glad we did because I love the way it turned out. And now we can put another table and chairs for entertaining back there too!
This is the Upper Garden now!
I moved all the pulmonaria that I had in the back garden to a new spot along the gravel path….. I did this in the middle of the hot and humid summer and am surprised they all survived…. They looked really scorched around the edges for awhile, but they all pulled through!
I had enough to add them to the Fountain area too…………
Then I decided I wanted lighting in the back garden…… so we strung ( we being hubby with my supervision) 400 lights from the cottage to the trees. The really tall trees, which required a ladder much taller than anything we owned and stretching, stretching, stretching and sweating to death in the heat and humidity. First, we had to hang heavy duty wire to all the trees so we could attach the strings of lights on it. What a chore! Then we had to go back and individually tie every light on every string onto the wire……
It required four days work to get them all up……The lights wrapped from our cottage all around the back garden to the neighbors garden………
My photos do not do justice to how nice the garden looked with the lights!
And, they looked good from the front garden path too………it was magical…….
The next morning as I sat outside on the patio to enjoy my morning coffee………….. I saw one of our fat, big crows fly over my head and right into the line of strung lights and then a big SNAP! The lights had been pulled right out of the tree at the end point, where it was at its highest and the hardest to reach……..Broken bulbs were littered over the new gravel path and blended in very well……….we spent hours picking glass from the gravel……….Then we took down all the remaining lights……and that was the end of my magical light display!
But, the good news is, the path still looks fabulous and I enjoy it more every day! See you next week in the garden!
The instructions for SOS are easy. The photos can be flowers, vegetables, a garden design, whatever, as long as it’s garden related and posted on Saturday! So, its six photos. Of Gardens. On Saturday. Easy Peasy. To see all the SOS’s look at SIX ON SATURDAY, hosted by the Propagator, to check out all of them each Saturday! See you next week in another spot!