Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Rock fan

My father is a little fanatical about not having any large rocks in a lawn area. Even if a rock or boulder is just barely showing itself above ground, and the grass is growing over it, he still needs to dig it out. After he dug this one out a few years ago and had nowhere to move it, I suggested he shove it over a few feet into the garden on the front bank. Et voila! One of my favourite little garden vignettes - iris foliage, lavender, self-seeded bracken ferns and an exuberant Frans Hals daylily, backlit by the late August sun.

1 comment:

The Garden Ms. S said...

What a lovely vignette. We too have added some large rocks to our beds to create some textural interest and variations in scale. I like that the plantings around your dad's aren't too busy - they allow the rock to quietly speak for itself. Nice.