Gardening At Night Part 3

Take Cover.


Ground cover. First I tried this scotch moss that quickly died out but not before I was able to pave a winding walkway. Yes I placed each pebble and river rock by hand. It was definitely a Karate Kid like exercise in practicing mindfulness only instead of waxing on and off I was moving stones one by one:


Our summers are too warm and dry to provide the moisture these guys needed to establish themselves. I replaced dead spots with fresh plantings of other varieties of herbs, ground covers, succulents and before too long a patchwork of landscape took root:






You can see how my supervisor sprouted along with the annuals and baby tears.


Then the most amazing thing happened…


  One thought on “Gardening At Night Part 3

  1. April 16, 2014 at 6:30 am



  2. April 16, 2014 at 7:10 am

    The smile in Olivia’s eyes says it all about the pond garden adventure, Sandra.


    • April 16, 2014 at 7:55 pm

      Thanks Mark! She loves helping me care for the fish and the flowers. I think we both look forward to that time together. 🙂


  3. April 16, 2014 at 7:41 am

    I am loving it!


    • April 16, 2014 at 7:56 pm

      I’m so glad you’re following along! I always love getting glimpses of your beautiful ranchito!


  4. April 17, 2014 at 1:31 am

    How beautiful it has become! You’re really skillful! I’m happy for you!


    • April 17, 2014 at 5:17 am

      Thank you Ninna! Unfortunately a lot of plants were lost in the process but the hearty ones have made themselves right at home.


      • April 17, 2014 at 5:28 am

        I guess that’s how it is, and you just have to keep going on. Maybe trying some other kind of plants.


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