have shapecrete already pressed down into a plastic lined bowl, level the top. Paint leaf and second bowl with oil and press down into the first bowl (maybe weight second bowl with water?) no instructions at click through but lots of ideas
Anise Hyssop Black Adder, red & yellow barberry: Spanish Lavender blooms for a longer time than most lavenders do and it has lovely silvery foliage that will play well with these other shrubs when the flowers are finished.
Brick would also look great for the walkway. Country Casual by Ginkgo Leaf Studio Wisconsin Landscape Contractors Association - 2013 Silver Award for Excellence in Residential Landscape Design and Construction.