Gardening Magazine

A Change is as Good as a Rest

By Dyarnell @dyarnell
No question about it, gardening can be expensive, but if we apply ourselves we can sometimes think of ways to brighten up our landscapes without spending a dime. This is my story of how I achieved a different look with no money down.
This is the Alpine Garden, lots of Sedum & Sempervivum, and rocks of course. With all of the clover greening it up it does not stand out as much as I would have liked. A CHANGE IS AS GOOD AS A RESTI turned one of the long narrow rocks on its end. Look closely and see it just in front of the Hostas at the base of the tree, still dark and covered with mud. (If you look closely you can also spot my Strawberry Daiquiri too - I was celebrating Canada day with a red cocktail.)A CHANGE IS AS GOOD AS A RESTIt turned out the 'stones' are actually the broken up original concrete sidewalk so they are all flat; I went with my gut and upended most of the stones in the Alpine Garden, just leaving a few as stepping stones.  Now it draws one in to the  remaining circular path for a closer look.
It is not quite Easter Island or Stonehenge but it IS different enough to give one pause. A CHANGE IS AS GOOD AS A RESTWe should all take a moment to see if there are any simple changes we could be making to our gardens; no money spent, refreshed look achieved.
***Sharing with Thrifty Thursday and Fertilizer Friday 

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