This is the view from my kitchen deck. Rock Walls are great for planting creeping flowers. The lambs ears you see at the bottom (the fuzzy grayish colored plants) were originally put there by the birds or scattered seeds, but I liked it, and let them go. Now they are all filled in. Here is my tip of the day: pull weeds when it is rainy so the soil is loose and you can pull them out by the root. Another great thing I have learned to fertilize with a natural fertilizer called fish emusion....it is basically rotted fish and comes concentrated at Lowes (about $7) and it works great. Just a couple capfuls in a gallon of water every other watering and your plants will love you. It smells nasty, so water before you are showered for the day (or don't mind your co workers complaining that you smell like dead fish).
Mid June is a great time to check your gardens out and see what may need thinning or where you need to fill in. I like to have my gardens nice and full (cuts down on weeds growing in there), so i have to thin more because my plants will be too big and not get enough air circulating in there and rot, not grow well or mold. You don't want that, mold will continue to go back in the soil and make your leaves all powdery gray in color. Not good for the garden.
Another great garden tool is a bug net for your head for weeding on damp rainy days. The bugs love this weather and will be in your ears, mouth ect....not a bad investment!
I am all for trading plants with people, so if anyone wants a piece of my garden in trade for theirs, please shoot me an email!