May 21, 2009

Reducing Water Use

Rock garden, photo by Rosemary West © 2009
On a recent weekend, I ripped out a flower bed and replaced it with this "rock garden". This enabled me to cap off one sprinkler head, and convert another to cover a smaller area. This is my first effort at rock gardening. I think it's too simple; while I was taking the picture it occurred to me that instead of just red lava rock, I could have made sections using two colors to make it more interesting.

In future posts I'll include photos of some of the interesting things my neighbors have done with rocks and succulents.

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