|I thought the rock pools added character.|
|Definitely an interesting front.|
Later that night as I was unwrapping the bubble paper, I received a shock. In my haste to buy this stone I had failed to look at the back of the rock.
|The back of the stone. Had I looked at the back of this stone in the shop I probably would not have bought it.|
|A 30 year old Chinese pot.|
|Our first step was to cover the pot with sand.|
|Next, position the stone a little forward of center to make space for the bamboo at the back.|
|Stone positioned with bamboo planted at the back. Starting to take shape.|
|Adding more soil in the caved-in section of the rock. I found another rock and we decided to include it in our creation. It is meant to serve as another distant mountain, hence the different style and color. Not sure if it works?|
|Adding moss to hold everything in place. In among the bamboo plant we included some small rose bushes that are yet to bloom. When they do, I think they will add a nice splash of dark red to the landscape.|
|After a nice watering with a fine holed watering hose. |
I wanted to fill up those natural rock pools.
|A close up of the new improved back.|
|A sparse covering of moss in the front is a nice touch.|
|Finished product. Maybe a blood rush is ok if you go with your gut feeling?|