We are still having really hot, hot weather and the gardens desperately need a good soaking rain. I keep the veggies watered but just can’t risk using the well water for anything else.
My latest rock project was to make a couple of pots of cacti.
I picked out the longer shaped rocks and all the shades of green paint I have and started painting. Many times I mixed the shades of green together and when they were dry added some details to represent the spikes or spines on the cactus.
The first group of cactus is displayed in an oversize blue mug on a table on the deck. I love how it looks with a couple of other blue pots planted with sempervivum.
This mug was filled with dirt first, then the rocks set in and small rocks added to the top.
A second pot of cactus was set up in an orange/beige pot. This time I filled the pot with all small stones, set the rocks in and added a few more stones.
At least these cactus don’t need watering.
When I get back to my favourite place to get rocks I’m going to get lots more small ones and replace the dirt in the blue mug.
This is a list of all the different rocks I’ve painted. I do hide lots of my painted rocks but these are ones for the garden. I love garden whimsy and in the photo below you can see some painted rocks, my fairy house, and a mosaic stepping stone.
A favourite rock project was the gate tree that I made a few years ago.