Friday, July 6, 2012

Garden Visitor, Eastern Box Turtle

Today I had a visitor to my garden, an Eastern Box Turtle.

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

The Hardy Cacti Garden

So I finished my hardy cacti bed a few weeks ago. It is a semi-raised bed that I made out of some old discarded cinder blocks I found on the side of the street, and the larger rocks I found around my house. The bed was filled with a mixture of play sand, paver sand, and miracle-grow potting mix. Then topped the bed off with pea gravel and red lava rock, on the upper section. I used Alabama sunset river rocks around the larger rocks to help keep the sand from eroding away. I planted several species of hardy cacti species as well as three Yucca Rostrata, two Agave Paryii var. Paryii, and two Agave harvardia. I decided to go with more of a seaside theme for this bed and various sea shells, sea glass, and flat marbles. I am very happy with the way this turned out.