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Nix the Lawn 3

meditation labyrinth Oak Bay front yard maze 2 garden Victoria BC Pacific Northwest
photo by SVSeekins

Getting tired of all the work a lush lawn requires?

  • mowing
  • raking
  • watering
  • fertilizing
  • aerating
  • top-dressing
  • de-thatching
  • more mowing
labyrinth meditation Oak Bay front yard maze garden Victoria BC Pacific Northwest
photo by SVSeekins


Take some time to contemplate your navel.

A labyrinth is meant to increase peace and serenity.  What a lovely shift in perspectives.

It looks like creeping thyme is a fine choice for separating the pathway.  It’s tidy, low growing, deer resistant & smells lovely when disturbed.  I think it’ll be striking in bloom.  The bees should love that.

Simple wood chips make the path itself.

I wonder how often weeding becomes an additional style of meditation for this gardener? Or edging?  Those forms of meditation always work well for me.


Nix the Lawn 2

More & more often I’m seeing samples of front yards without the classic patch of grass.  I’m glad some folks are brave enough to be different.

funky front yard
photo by SVSeekins

This property is on a very busy road, so I totally understand putting up a higher fence than usual.  I like the funky heights & angles, and even the color choice.  More than that, I like the effort to make the street side decorative.

And then it caught my eye…

front yard book exchange
photo by SVSeekins

What is going on with that stump with a door in it?

Check it out.  This is a new twist on a public library!

I think it rocks, how about you?

© copyright 2012 SVSeekins

P.S.  check these other street libraries out: