Inspired to bring this pathway I've envisioned to fruition, I broke ground a few days ago. On a side note: As you can see, we've planted blueberries in the closest wine barrel, and raspberries share another wine barrel with a blackberry that has been struggling for about a year now. We also have an old wheelbarrow in the corner, we just haven't figured out what to do with it. In front of that, we planted my lilac bush. I'm hoping it will actually live and give us lilacs. It gave us about three flowers on a tiny stalk. So I put it as close to my nostril without actually putting it in my nose and took a deep sniff. Well, okay. I did practically put it up my nose, and I was rewarded with the heavenly scent I adore. Mmmmm. Lilacs!
Now I'll have to wait another year for another snort. Anyway, Robert found a cast off piece of lattice and brought it home. It looks pretty nice for a cast off huh? Well, that is because I cleaned it off and stained it. Then Robert hung it behind the raspberry barrel and we are going to use it for a trellis. Hmmm. I think I got a little too side tracked.....back to the pathway.
I finally got some border bricks laid. Next comes the stepping stones, and finally the chamomile will be planted. This is going to take some time, so let's sneak a peak at a finished pathway that shows what I'm aiming for.
I hope my path will look something like this, even though the planting between the stones in this pathway isn't chamomile. But, I think you get the idea. Nice huh?
Don't worry. Your computer isn't crooked, and your screen isn't off level. This is my trademark cockeyed style. Anyhoooo....after I got all the pea gravel leveled out; I then donned castanets, cranked up the Spanish guitar music and stomped those little pebbles down. Click click click! Stomp stomp stomp. Ole! Not really, but I did stomp on them. All packed down. Then I added some pretty glass stones for some colorful pizzazz! I'm SOooooo happy!
And now all I have to do.... is finish this....
Look. Even Kyle seems completely unenthused at this point. Hopefully I'll get back at it in a few days. You know. After I can operate my back and arms again without mooing in pain.