Some of our friends were giving away stones in their yard and I went over and filled up some buckets, boxes, and a saucer sled with their unwanted rocks.
I came to the dead zone in the yard and placed a small pool face down. Then I laid the rocks around the pool to get a circular shape.
I poured a tower of soil I the center. Cordelia said it looked like a volcano.
Next I broke the circle in one spot and curved one end in, drawing a wide spiral with a stick in the soil.
I used my hands to form the soil into a slow rise and then I used all of the rocks to support the shape.
Once I had the spiral shape in good order I fussed about with it, the girls helped.
I made sure the walls were pretty stable and secure.
Then I added a bunch of herbs as this is located right outside the kitchen and I wanted a kitchen garden.
I gave it a drink and the plants are all set to go.
Now I just want to develop the area around the spiral to be just as lovely. Goodbye dead zone.