25/52: pebble mix

On the second weekend in May, my husband helped create a Mothers’ Day Memorial garden for our dear departed mothers.

Now it is complete with a variety of pebbles.  The spaces created by the angle of the bricks were a very narrow triangle (actually an arc). With many of my creative projects I need to go through various ideas before I settle on the final implementation.

One of my ideas had been to plant some mini ground covers in some of the segments, or maybe a cottage garden effect with some alyssum, but in the end I thought that would require a lot more maintenance than simply filling the gaps with pebbles.

A friend was getting rid of some scoria, and since I already had the white and black pebbles, it ended up being one of my favourite things – a recycling project! There were two advantages to cutting up some polystyrene to use as a base for the stones: firstly, it saved filling the gaps completely with pebbles, and secondly it should deter weed growth.

polystyrene wedge

different colours and textures pebble mix pebble mixture  viewed from my bedroom windowNow the view from my bedroom window is complete.

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