Leading up to the old wash house that sits on the banks of the stream is a row of rocks and stones originally intended to secure grading. Over the decades the rocks became overgrown and as a result were barely detectable. While clearing some of the overgrowth we uncovered a great opportunity for a small garden above the stone "wall" and a sprinkling of smaller flowers to line the bottom. To contrast the traditional red of the old wash house, which will soon be repainted and renovated, I think I will go with white poppies. The poppy is a stunning flower. Many of my neighbors in Toronto had them and I was always more than a little jealous.
And naturally I'll need a few of the purple variety for our purple garden at the front of the house. (click here to get caught up)