Saturday, August 12, 2017

Is It Done Yet?

That is all that seemed to matter. No, but it's close.

Hurry, hurry, hurry. You have to hurry.

Sorry, my magic wand privileges have been revoked and I hate to tell you this, but the rock man threw out his back for the first time ever. There will be no rocks delivered tomorrow.

I was quite surprised when he showed up this morning. He called for help and arrived with a full load of rock. At the end of the day there was less liner and more of a hideous pile of rocks. No, it is not done yet.

It is going to need a vine. Actually it is going to get Iris pseudacorus, Louisiana Iris, ferns and Darmera peltata to start. I am even willing to attempt a bonsai-ish weeping Japanese maple on top of the solid slab of rock above the pond.

The island was freed from its rubber enclosure. It needs to become a distraction from the hideous rock pile effect. What to do, what to do?

I was told I only had the rock man's assistant for a couple of hours. I felt it best for the two of us to distribute the pile up the hill along the edge of the channel walls closer to where I need them.

Once that was done I was on my own, rock by rock. I was no longer in a hurry.

It is what it is. Greenery will help. The sound is most pleasant. That part was finished.

Tomorrow it is back to the rock pile. If I am lucky all the rubber liner will disappear. I do know the next good rain is going to send a fresh load of dirt into the pond. I also noticed today that my pond scum has already started to grow.

I do believe these rocks are coming inoculated. I can't wait to see what else starts to grow on them.


Phillip Oliver said...

Wow, what an impressive job! Looking forward to seeing how you lanscape it.

Lisa at Greenbow said...

Amazing that the pond looks so clear. I too can't wait to see what your plant around it.

Christopher C. NC said...

It may get planted in the next week or two, but I think it will take two full growing seasons to really fill in. From the up hill side of the pond to the base of the falls it is a solid slab of rock with maybe two to four inches of composted debris on top that is either bone dry or a constantly wet spring flow. This is no ordinary flower bed.