|A complex location, with a raised sprinkler head, a newly |
reinstalled downspout, and the access to the septic system.
Rain barrels on the move
|The north side of the garage now has two sets of rain barrels and my potting bench area.|
But... there was now a new drainage problem
With the barrels not here to collect the water from the gutter and the ten-foot gutter at the back of the garage moved, it was really soggy. We had a drainage problem, but with the infrastructure for the septic system and the irrigation system here, there were limitations. The solution was a shallow dry-well and a path of stepping stones. I could use materials on hand.
|I mined the volcano gravel that I'd used |
next to the French drain along the driveway.
A new pollinator garden
|This wall faces west, so it receives full afternoon sun.||A couple of weeks later, most of the plants have adjusted.
|It was time to thin out the coreopsis from this container.
||In addition to the other wildflowers in this pollinator garden, I added some frog fruit (Phyla nodiflora) along the front edge.
- Tropical sage (Salvia coccinea) seedlings from my edible beds. It sprouts everywhere, but it's a great pollinator plant attracting butterflies, bees, and hummingbirds.
- Florida betony (Stachys floridana) is already in this area. I actually pulled out quite a bit of it