Monday, April 19, 2010

Color through Foliage

Spring foliage color in Northern California at the Pina Colada Garden

From Pina Colada

8 comments:

danger garden said...

Looking fabulous! How are your plants coming back from the winter cold? Are most recovering?

Christine said...

-Wow!- Happy Spring, indeed!

phrago said...

Hey, Glad to see your garden is making a comeback from the throws of Winter. Did your flowering Maples survive? Looks Loverly as usual... Patrick

Dirty Girl Gardening said...

looking great... love the clean pathway!

Delphine said...

Happy happy joyeux birthday anniversaire !!!

Linda@ Lime in the Coconut said...

Michele...what do you find best for paths like your pina colada garden? Pea gravel? Dirt?

We are trying to figure it out!

Deviant Deziner, aka Michelle said...

Linda,
I don't care for pea gravel for paths.
The roundness of the pea gravel makes it difficult to roll wheelbarrows and walk across.

Instead I prefer and use small crushed gravel ( angular in shape) that has a lot of granite or other type of stone fines ( fine particles) mixed in with the gravel.

This assists the gravel in compacting down into a asphalt like surface, making it easy to clean, walk across and drag stuff across.

Check your local quarries or landscape supply shops for small crushed gravel with fines.

michelle

Linda@ Lime in the Coconut said...

Thanks Michelle...I'll check it out! We are in dire need of finding the right "path" for our paths!

One more question...do you always put an edger in...or just depending on what is on the other side of it?