I LOVE Iris! I want a bunch of purple ones. I have to find some of those dark purple ones.
Now we are talking about making a waterfall that immediately drains into the ground because I don't want any water features that end up drowning my grandchildren. I took some pictures of a neighbor's little rock garden. This is sort of what I have in mind. We are still thinking about this.
When it stops raining (I LOVE THE RAIN) thunder and all, I will take pictures of the back yard raised beds as well.
(later update)Here they are:
We are getting along with our back yard raised beds. Sailor has completed three now, two rectangles and one triangle. We have tomatoes, peppers and flowers planted.
This shows the raised beds Sailor built. We have surrounded each tomato plant with cages and grass clippings. This serves as a mulch which keeps in the water and protects from weeds growing. We still have two more triangles to build later this summer. The cinder block is just laid out where they will be. They will be ready for next spring. Another neat thing about these raised beds is that we can take PVC pipe and arch it over the beds and lay plastic tarp over to form a greenhouse in the fall to protect the tomatoes from frost and make the season last a bit longer. We could also use them in the spring to start the seedlings earlier than normal.
This third one, the triangle one is just for flowers. I love these orange poppies. They grow wild in Eureka along the roadside. They are great when you have fields of them. I just have a few so far.
Two of these pictures show my rock garden and my house plants. They love camping out in the summer. They get better sun, better watering (with the automatic sprinkler) and better drainage. I also planted a bunch of hanging plants that are on the rocks. I will hang them later when Sailor gets the sprinkling system strung for them.
We already had these two triangle beds on the patio with benches.
So there is our progress so far. . .