It’s cleaning day in the garden and Max the Border Collie is always ready to help. Last summer, Megan cranked out a bunch of succulent containers which we arranged on a homemade bench. Every time it rains or the wind blows…the neighbor’s big Myoporum laetum tree drops debris on, underneath and in between all these succulent containers. It was time for a good cleaning.
BTW, these wooden boards were found way back in the day when we excavated the patio. There was so much sand in the backyard that we didn’t know where the concrete ended and the potential garden could begin. After digging out all the extra sand, we kept finding bizarre stuff…a 20 foot plank of wood here, some rebar there, bricks, broken glass, and even some beef shank bones.
Now the fun part, rearrangement time. Also tucked in are a couple of rock containers we spray painted silver which we like to call moon rocks. BTW, they are not really made of rock…they appear to be some sort of ceramic made to look like a rock.
Max knows just where to drop his ball, strategically right where I am working. He does that until we chuck it for him. Ahh…you got to love a dog’s determination.
Amazing how crisp and clean the bench looks AND how quick Max can build up speed. I know this photo makes him look like he’s doing some business, but he’s actually sprinting for his ball. Check out more pics on our Flickr.
— Far Out Flora