Rachel Reed

Making an Herb Garden – “Rockin’ It” – (Part III)

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Rocks lining circular herbs garden


River rocks are very aesthetic– smooth and round and a beautiful gray-blue hue. Choosing rocks is like a puzzle; one challenge is lining up rocks such that their edges fit from the base to the top. We used larger rocks along the outer edges and slightly smaller ones lining the inner circle. When lifting heavy rocks, be sure to bend from the knees and keep your stomach muscles tight. Flex your músculos gigantescos.

In our case, the rocks were purchased and brought by a dumptruck from two different dry river beds, and we have found a multitude of uses throughout the farm.

Part I – Introduction
Part II – The Design Part
Part IV – Adding the Herbs