Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Where The Grass Won't Grow!

We have a corner in the yard where grass just won't grow...this spot is in the shade
or in the dark more than 23 hours a day.

After many years we've given up on grass and decided plants in the ground, container gardens and yard art are the answers.  Our first "container" turned out to be a large one! Our old wheelbarrow!  The wheel is flat and it's rusted out in a couple spots. Bill drilled a few more holes in it and filled it with some stones and dirt.  I added the plants...a lot of them!

Some annuals, and some perennials.  I know the perennial plants will eventually get too big for the wheelbarrow...but when they do I'll just move them.  For now I want it overflowing! 

We'll also be putting in a "path" to the left of the wheelbarrow.  I've found a few ideas on Pinterest...I'll have to see which one I can talk Bill into.

The sunshine in these photos is all touches this little corner. As the Sun sets a few rays peep through the trees and warm up the turquoise squirrel!
Maybe 40 minutes worth of sunshine! That's it!

Now I just need to remember that we planted all this...don't
want to forget to turn the sprinkler on!


Ann said...

I like what you did there. It looks so nice. Love the owl sitting at the back of the wheelbarrow too

Laurel@ChippingwithCharm said...

What a fun little corner! I need to get some annuals going here too :)

Sweet Annabelle said...

What a lovely corner! I agree - remembering to water can be the biggest challenge. hahahaha