Written by Heather Zubiate
Do you remember this pathway project I started dear reader?
In March of 2014 (nearly one year ago) I started scraping out this pathway near our apple espalier. I promised y'all that I would update my progress and now you don't have to wait any longer, because here is the finished path...
What a change, right? Here is another before shot facing south toward the coop...
And here is the after shot!
We have Roman chamomile growing between the stones, and nearest the coop there is creeping thyme. We started with only six 4" pots of the chamomile planted nearest our covered porch, then my husband noticed that it was filling in and dug out some runners and planted them in the remaining spaces. How serendipitous! We don't have to buy any more plants, which is nice since they are rather hard to get a hold of at our local nurseries. I can't wait until all that dirt is finally covered with the appley scented herb, which will also keep the stepping stones a lot cleaner.
Some day soon these little clumps of feathery green leaves will be dotted with the cutest little white daisy like flowers.
Here is a closeup of the chicken mosaic stone near the egg boxes that I made from a stepping stone kit my mother-in-law gave me, she knows I like doing this kind of stuff - love her!
This area is starting to come into focus, all I need now is for the berries to start thriving, and the lilac bush to come into maturity and start filling that back space with its delicious and intoxicating purple blooms. For my readers that are in the north west and east of this great land, in case you are wondering, this picture was taken today, February 5, no joke.