A little more garden work today

I was up and out in the yard by 7:30 this morning digging in the dirt.  It was not easy, especially sense I'm so out of shape, plus there were a bunch of river rocks in this part, and of course all those dang little rocks.

It doesn't look like I did much, but it took me nearly 2 hours just to turn the soil and pick out the river rocks.  

I wanted to add the border to get a better feel of how it would look, so I just went with what I had ~ the bricks that were there before.

They're not exactly even or straight, but it doesn't really bother me.  Under the last four bricks is the concrete slab, which goes as far as the spigot.  So I just dug down to it and laid the bricks on top.  I'm hoping the 5" or 6" of soil will be okay.  If I need more I can pull it from the end with the big rock.

When I got done (it actually got hot in the sun!) I did a Google search on desert flowers.  Turns out the ones I really like are all wild flowers!  Here are ones I like best, and according to the Phoenix Botanical garden are pretty easy to grow and care for:

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These all have a good variety of color and height, so I thought they might look nice together.  

And OMG! the blanket flower is so awesome!  I really, really want to plant some of those.

From what I've read, I might've missed the optimal planting time.  I believe most of them should've been planted the beginning of the month.  

Oh, well.

Tomorrow I'll be back at it again....


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