My love for old kettles goes way back. First I created a kettle herb garden in them last year, and this year, they’re holding rock garden plants, thanks to my demo at the Hometalk Meetup / Out of Africa.
More on that soon! But know, it was fabulous!
It was a breezy, lovely day today, and felt a need to be outdoors. So my favourite little sidekick kitty cat followed me to the pallet walkway where we got busy.
Gardening is a LOT of work. Because of that, I do small sections at a time, but do them right. And such is the case with the pallet board walkway. Each board on the walkway got lifted, cleaned up, then replaced.
Year #3 and the boards still aren’t rotten! No idea how I lucked out like I did.
Can’t go having a garden photoshoot with bad flowerbed edges though!
Every spring I recut the flowerbed edges and mound the soil to clean things up. Edging those flower beds (how to HERE) truly is the icing on the cake where gardens are concerned. Just gotta do it.
I only got as far as you see here today… (I cheat for outdoor shoots just like I do for indoors)
So, ready for some pretty shots? Me too! That uncut edge stresses me out…
It was the PERFECT time to shoot these kettles.
Their tulip neighbours were in full bloom and ready to enhance their debut.
I was actually after succulents for the kettle gardens. But being that I couldn’t locate any, rock garden plants took their place. I ended up liking them even more!
Each kettle was filled with about 2 rock garden plants, but because they were new and not completely filled in yet, a few rocks, sticks and spanish moss also got thrown in for good measure. The added detail is just cool.
Aren’t they cute? I love the fact that they aren’t in the soil this year. Loving the elevation and the junky detail.
Just please don’t ask me the names of these plants. I have NO clue. I always throw out the labels and just enjoy the view.
This one had a tiny mound of moss. Adorable…
The twirly sticks are from a twirly branched bush/tree/plant/something or other we have. Too bad google didn’t like the ‘twirly twig’ description otherwise I’d tell you what that one is. Hopeless here…
As the plants grow larger, I’ll move them into the garden bed. But it’ll be fun to enjoy them in the kettles for now.
There! This little corner is done! Only 30,000 more little corners to go and we’ll be all set!
Good thing I like doing this…
Who else has a rock garden?