A few days ago I showed you my new pathway in my backyard. Today I want to show the rest of it.This is the other end which is on the far right. In this picture you can see my saucer magnolia and opposite from it is a new crape myrtle transplant from my in-laws yard. The container of sticks/limbs is from neighbors trees that like to drop dead branches in my yard. Isn't that generous!?!?
This past fall we had very some strong winds. One morning going into work we discovered a big mess upon arrival. The wind had managed to blow over some containers that were holding shrubs/trees and thus breaking some really nice pottery. Well I put my "ole thinkin cap" on and decided I wanted some of it. As you can see I decided it would make a neat walkway into the back of the yard.I bought some edging and put it in place while the ground was saturated. Then I cleaned and scrapped out all grass and weeds.Then I started placing the pieces where I thought they would fit best. The next thing I knew I decided I needed to put sand down and then place the pieces in. This seemed to work better.The end result. At first I thought it was too stark with the light sand but I think when things green up and more plants are planted in this area it will look better.As you can see I added one more element to this area. I came across this arbor this winter and thought it would work perfectly. Plus I thought it was a great deal at $20.00. For now, I planted sugar snap peas at the base and am hopeful they will do good. Later, I will plant some type of flowering vine there.