|Stone Border around garden|
The arbor area stonework now extends all the way from the corner shade garden to the front sidewalk with a consistent type of natural stone. Below is a picture of the border stones in the front garden area.
Creeping phlox will gradually nestle against the big stones and soften the look a little bit. To me stones add the appearance of age and maturity to the garden.
The stones doing a great job at separating the garden beds from the lawn - although at the moment the lawn isn't much to talk about! Dry. Dry. Dry.
From the other side of the garden the lined beds create a pathway in between the two garden areas.
The manufactured stone from the arbor area was moved across to the other garden to create a short sitting wall. It's the perfect spot for kids to sit and play in the front garden. This area gets afternoon shade and will soon (whenever the ground is softened up by moisture) house a few new hydrangeas.
I stair stepped the natural stone on the ends to blend the two types of stones together. In a small way this reminds me of some old ancient ruin.
I sat down here several times while working on the front border. I need to trim one branch from the tree above and then the sitting wall becomes the perfect place to take breathers while working in the garden!
How do you use stone in your garden?