We’re building a lot of stone walls this year. When we first had the lawns and beds installed we didn’t have the time and money to build the bed walls that we wanted so we used the black plastic edging to keep the grass out of the beds (sort of) This year we’re replacing the plastic edging with stone walls. We’re using cast stones (concrete) in three colors. We’ve done a handful of walls so far.
We did the wall around the bed behind the pergola last fall as a test. Then we bought 10 pallets of stones.
The sea pinks are getting ready to bloom (madly) and the lilies are coming up. I just have to remember to put down slug bait on a regular basis.
I’ve put a bunch of herbs in this bed as well. It’s convenient to the kitchen. There’s a space in the middle for basil. Which I’ll put in when I get the tomatoes later in June.
We did the wall around the bird bath bed last weekend. Once up on a time there were some 40 or 50 tulips in this bed. Five years later we got a poor showing of three blooms. Tulips just don’t last.
The only thing that stayed in this bed are the peonies. Mostly it’s perennials, crocisima, ox-eye daisies, geums, and the like. The little triangle in the front has a few annuals. Calendula for color and stocks for fragrance. Usually I put nicotiana in the front of the house but this year I’m trying stocks.
BTW the wordpress dictionary is woefully ignorant of plant names.