Building a Pebble Patio-Next Project in Creating a New Garden


If you have been reading this blog you know that we left a garden in Durham, NC in May 2013 and have started a new one in Nashville, NC. A blank canvas that in my mind I have divided into sections to make it seem manageable…One section at a time. This is the newest project you too can create.

IMG_0877Put down a edging, spray the area with Round Up, cover with plastic sheeting. Use a pea gravel or rock of your choice and spread.

IMG_0878IMG_0881IMG_0882I took a can of spray paint and changed the black edging here to a tan, the color of the rock.

IMG_0937Tilled up a collar of soil, added mushroom compost, thanks to neighbor and landscape man, Luke

IMG_0939 I bought 9 ‘soft touch’ holly, slow growing, but will make a nice low hedge in a few years

IMG_0940Mulch and Enjoy…of course, NOW I think I need a cobble stone to edge the mulch.

IMG_0936Painted a beige table and chairs gray, the color of the Cottage for Two.  I’m thinking of hanging a Public Bath Open sign after the last rain when we had drop-ins for a clean up.

About Stepheny Forgue Houghtlin

Stepheny Forgue Houghtlin grew up in Evanston, IL. and is a graduate of the University of Kentucky. She is an author of two novels: The Greening of a Heart and Facing East. She lives, writes and gardens in NC. Visit her:
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7 Responses to Building a Pebble Patio-Next Project in Creating a New Garden

  1. johnvic8 says:

    Stepheny. A great start to a fine looking project. Am looking forward to seeing it close up and personal.

  2. pbmgarden says:

    Well done Stepheny. Love your little visitors too!

  3. noelleg44 says:

    A good job salute to my favorite gardener! Stephenie, it looks lovely. Can’t wait to see what you do now.

  4. Jeanne Grunert says:

    Hi there! I nominated you for a Liebster Award 🙂

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