So, I’m embroidering and crocheting the garden of the big furniture-related crochet house project, when I really ought to be doing proper useful stuff. The fire is lit already because it’s been one of those grey, drizzly mornings that makes you think, “Really? Do I have to get up and adult today? Again?”
I decided to build a rockery around the pond. First, I made some rocks in subtly variegated grey yarn, by single-crocheting (that’s double crochet in UK parlance) with strategic increases and decreases.
And then I sewed them on to the crochet garden.
Next, I added in some soil around them. I’ve run out of that lovely rich brown that I used for the background, so I had to resort to a lighter brown. I hooked and hooked hither and thither around the rocks, deliberately creating an uneven texture. The paler colour won’t show up so much once it’s all covered in plants.
Ah, speaking of plants, I took inspiration from a gardening book. Here is some helianthemum (in case that wasn’t blindingly obvious):-
My centrathus ruber was less convincing, though, wouldn’t you say?
I’m not quite sure yet what this plant will be:-
But the area around the pond is really beginning to take shape, now.
I’m basing the rockery on this book:-
…Now if only the real outdoor garden was as easy to create as the crochet garden, I’d be happy indeed…