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Rocking and Rolling within the Winter Backyard

In the event you’ve visited JLBG, you understand how a lot we love working with rocks, so we proceed to search out new areas to plant extra. We’ve lately tackled two lengthy overdue tasks close to the Mt. Michelle waterfall.

The primary was re-working the Mt. Michelle watercourse we all know as Mystic Creek (named after considered one of our late cats). When this was put in in 2003, we used concrete to kind the water channel. Nicely, after 18 years, tree roots had their manner with the concrete, which misplaced each the battle and the battle.

After a good quantity of root excavation work, Jeremy and Nick put in a brand new rubber liner, with rocks alongside the sting. We’ll most likely wait till spring to complete the replanting as a way to keep away from planting on prime of one thing that was winter dormant. Under is the brand new rocked watercourse.

Section 2 of the venture was re-working an adjoining mattress, the place mild ranges had modified dramatically because it was put in in 1998. Initially a full solar mattress, the shrubs on the west facet have grown considerably, leaving us with a mattress that solely will get 3-4 hours of solar on one finish, and a full shade space beneath the cover.

Right here, we raised the middle of the mattress, with extra of Jeremy and Nick’s rock work, which was then crammed with our on-site created compost. This created a visible barrier to a lot of the winding path that guests use to get nearer to the small crops, which at the moment are tucked within the crevices.

One the again (west) facet, Jeremy and Nick put in one other small rock seating space, of which there are by no means sufficient.

There are just a few extra days of rock work to finish Section 2, then we’ll begin on Section 3, which can rework the west face of Mt. Michelle, with extra boulders to create extra planting pockets. We hope you’ll take a look at the progress at our upcoming winter open home.



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