I often wonder what would happen if I replaced all my lawn with gravel.
For starters, I know my wife would kill me.
But also I know my front yard would be a lot more interesting.
It always amazes me that plants can grown in gravel (or in sidewalk cracks).
Here's a view from the gravel garden today.
A view from the edge of the gravel. Zinnias, pink skullcap, and Mexican feather grass play among the rocks.
The whole enchilada.
I let this native dill weed grow anywhere it wants.
Here's why. Dill plays host to one of our beautiful swallowtail butterflies. This is a black swallowtail caterpillar and it's on the dill. (I'm 90% sure...any experts out there can help me out on this one)
Out native Dichondra looks nifty in gravel.
I give Zinnia maritima 'Solcito' all the nice soil it can manage.
But instead, where does it want to grow? In between rocks in a garden path and in the gravel.
I'll have to transplant them soon or they'll get stepped on.
Walker's low catmint it happy on the edge of the gravel bed.
Pink skullcap is a native that is super easy to grow. It loves full sun and sharp drainage.
This little spurge is considered a pesky weed by most.
I pull them up as they get bigger. But as a baby, it looks so cute.
Finally, I want to end with this photo of the cows right next to my elementary school.
I have been reassigned to my original campus and will no longer get to drive by the cows each morning.
Since I was raised on a ranch, this scene brings back fond memories of my childhood.
That's it for today. Hope you liked the gravel garden.