More Bits and Pieces and a Collage of a Different Sort

David and I spent this weekend
moving stones and spreading sand, turning
our pocket patio into an outdoor room.

Since everything in our world is downhill,
nothing is square and the spirits in the garden
rearrange things at night; we thought we
should create a collage of stones that mirrored
our world.

A hunk of granite and some smaller stones carve into
the patio to create a step toward the porch over the
gully where the water runs as it cascades down the
hill during storms.

More irregular stones anchor the corners and create a mixed media
palette right on the ground.

A pocket garden of astilbe, euonymus and a hosta sit in the dappled

Plants from the house and
the fountain…

The pocket garden embellished…

A Japanese maple with
the owl to keep it company, notice the
large heart rock tucked in the back….

My helper Rusty
who didn’t help at all….
but a nap on the warm stones
was fun.

Bits and pieces from the other side….

Now for a very very large glass of chardonnay!!!

8 Responses to “More Bits and Pieces and a Collage of a Different Sort”

  1. artymess May 16, 2010 at 9:06 pm #

    Looks wonderful …you deserve a rest now …love the heart stone ….xx

  2. Jensters May 16, 2010 at 9:08 pm #

    Thanks for the welcome back Corrine….i have sent you an email regarding my wonderful mail art i received from you… loving your garden and that small heart and the word embellished…lol….got lots of catching up to do now xx

  3. Emma May 16, 2010 at 10:21 pm #

    Beautiful, looks like it's been there for always. Love the 'screen' behind the maple, intriging.

    And the collage!

  4. amy May 17, 2010 at 12:37 am #

    Very pretty and thanks for the tour. I have a similar helper who is no help too. He is a miniature schnauzer. 🙂

  5. Karin Bartimole May 17, 2010 at 5:42 am #

    Cheers to that! Looks like you guys were working hard, but the fruits of your labors are really a lovely 'collaged' patio! I love the mixed materials, and the flowing of design. Well done! xo K

  6. layers May 17, 2010 at 6:41 am #

    I also work very hard and put many hours into my zen gardens so I know what a feeling of accomplishment you have– beautiful stone work!

  7. Beate Knappe May 17, 2010 at 7:01 pm #

    I love your garden – I live on the 5th floor
    And I have always Helpers of the same kind

  8. angel May 18, 2010 at 2:21 pm #

    would love to be having a glass of chardonnay with you in that lovely garden. Job well done!

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