East Rock Garden
The east side of the house has a small concrete patio, and then sloped downhill pretty rapidly. The goal here was to make it feel like there was more space to stand without falling down the hillside. The lower rock wall (called Rinard's wall) is over 2 feet thick. It is designed to help hold some dirt back so we do not fall down the hill! Most of the rock walls have wire and steel rod support to help them last longer.
On the lower level of Rinard's wall, the rocks tip back, so that the weight of the wall is on the back part of the wall.
The rock porch is now covered with creeping thyme (a gift from some good friends of ours, Jim and Sherry). We walk on this several times a day, and the sweet smell of thyme fills the air. I will get a finished picture and add it to the show soon.