Wednesday, August 24, 2011


One of our family's favorite places to be is outside in the back yard, sitting in the shade on the back patio--relaxing, eating, visiting, or playing with the grand kids and kids on the large back lawn, lined with big fruit trees and rows of roses and perennials. It's sitting here that I enjoy not only my family, but the singing birds, butterflies and hummingbirds.  I also love the rock garden, which divides the patio and the large back lawn.  The rock garden is filled with different plants for each season that blooms, and I know that all through the year there will be be low-growing, colorful bulbs and perennials, miniature roses, lavenders, and mums that will be blooming from early spring through late fall. It is a little haven--secluded and private, where it's fun relaxing and enjoying the beauties of nature.  When choosing plants for the rock garden, I like to stay with plants that aren't invasive, low-growing, sun-loving, and I make sure that I have color from early spring through until late fall.  I do supplement the perennials with petunias in the summer.  Very few weeds grow in this bed, from years of keeping it weed-free, and it is watered from the lawn sprinklers, so it is  easy and carefree! Rock gardens add personality to your landscape--the only hard thing about having one is choosing what plants to have in it since there are hundreds of rock garden plants to choose from in your local nurseries!

Susanne Holland Spicker Mother, Grandmother, Homemaker, Gardener, Teacher, Photographer

Passion is defined as the love of, or the object(s) of affection and emotion. I am passionate about family, friends, flowers, food, photography and fabulous music! This blog is dedicated to those loves.

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