Argh, forgot to take a picture of this old flower bed before I started pulling up grass. That's what I've been doing today. I can't grow flowers worth a hoot, but I decided to do something with this flower bed that my mom hasn't had time to do much with this summer. Of course, the woman has one, two, three, oh, heck, I can't count all of the flower beds she has scattered around this place! Plus, she has a huge garden, chickens, and dogs to tend.
So, this spot at the end of the old shop already has some hen 'n chicks planted in the clay pots, as well as some growing in the recesses of the concrete blocks that form the boundary. A bit of mint (if there can ever be just a bit of mint growing anywhere), some gladiolas, some rose of sharon, and underneath it all grow the magic lilies that will spike up out of the ground somewhere around the beginning of August.
Here's my start at fixing yet another outside place to sit and relax. The stairs were left over from a job Uncle James did a few years ago. The concrete blocks came from behind the new shop. The enamel pan to the right of the stairs has been re-purposed. It is now the seat for my little stack of concrete blocks!
Here's the view to the right of my little spot. That's yet another garden way out near the trees you see in the fence line at the top middle of the pic. That's my mom's potato patch.