Wednesday, March 13, 2019


I found the perfect spot to make a small crevice garden. It would give me the practice I need before embarking on the much larger one I plan for the front. I already had collected a small pile of suitable rocks and all I had to do was to carry them around into the Secret Garden. That was the hardest part of the whole exercise.

In a corner of the garden, underneath a small Anacacho orchid tree, there was enough space to create the small crevice garden. The ground was already mounded so it was easy to pull apart the soil to push in the rocks. This was one of the fastest projects I have ever done and was complete within a half hour.

I am giving some thought to continuing around the corner replacing the aloes.  I will wait for winter to be over before tucking succulents into the crevices. Corsican violets, Viola corsica, I have grown from seed should do well in this area.

 A garden friend, who was leaving town, gave me this attractive speckled aloe which just completes the color of the little bistro set and umbrella.

Time for a cup of coffee.


  1. The perfect project, done in a half hour and looks great! Beautiful rocks.

  2. I like it...I wonder if I could create one at C and L? I will think on it.

  3. Those are the best kind of projects - instant gratification! I think I'm going to follow your lead on the crevice garden in my bromeliad bed, which was repeatedly roughed up by both raccoons and skunks during our rainy reason. Unfortunately, I don't have the rock available on-site as you do so that effort requires a visit to the local rock yard.

  4. Absolutely fantastic job you have done here.This is so nice.Thanks for sharing.

  5. That's a lovely photo of your new crevice garden. I just noticed my ajuga blooming in the rocks along the woodland path.


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