Peace Country pioneers spent a lifetime picking roots and rocks from the fields…and so did their children! I have lots of memories of walking the spring-tilled fields with my family “harvesting” all those sticks and stones. It was an endless task as every spring a new crop was tilled to the surface. Walk to the end of any field and you will find those piles of rocks, each picked by a hard working hand. Despite this–or maybe because of–I still hold a deep respect for both rocks and growing things. A few years ago I brought a couple loads of rocks home from the edge of my grandparents field. It was a nice connection to know that those rocks were once handled by them. I love rocks in a garden…and so do most gardeners!
Here are some neat ideas you might want to try out in your own garden…
A great idea for disguising culverts…from Rick and Heather Hopkins garden in Fort St John, BC
A bit of whimsy on the vegetable garden fence!
Taken in Carol Rhyason’s garden in Charlie Lake, BC
Heart rocks from Joan and Larry Evans garden in Fort St John, BC
Another heart shaped rock thoughtfully placed packs a dramatic punch. Garden of Brad and Janine Filmer South Taylor, BC
A fun tic tac toe game made out of painted rocks and a stump. Found on Pinterest via chickenscratchny.com Click on image to check out this fun site!
This idea comes complete with an informative how-to from creativeinchicago.com Placing the strawberry rocks among your plants before they fruit will discourage birds from returning when the actual strawberries form. Who wants to waste time when strawberries are hard as rocks and just as edible?
Another photo from creativeinchicago.com Give it a click for all the info and for more great ideas on this site.
Beautiful row markers made from painted stone. Saw these on gardentherapy.ca complete with a great how-to Click on the photo to see the instructions and check out this site. They were the creation of her friend Kristen Crouch of bloomingarden.wordpress.com
Okay, this just makes me smile! From Amazon.com but with a little imagination you could try to make it yourself…
A couple of fabulous stone benches. From amazinginteriordesign.com Click on image to see some more of their “rocking” ideas!
Love this path! Found on pinterest via The Artful Gardener TM
And every pathway needs some feet to find it…found on pinterest.com