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Friday, August 4, 2017

August Tour 2017

Front Garden


Forest

Back Garden




Side Garden

Vegetable Garden

Patio

Alley


Saturday, July 29, 2017

Saturday, July 29, 2017

The front garden is going through a major redo.  We redid the front walk about a month a go.

Lately, my wonderful husband and I have been prepping for a limestone wall along the street sidewalk.  These last few days, one of WH's brothers was available to help us do a dry stack wall.  The pieces were gathered from a few sources over a few years, and we've been storing them for the right time to redo the front garden.  This is the beginning of the end of the lawn.


There is a lot of dirt work to do and more limestone to strategically place, but the heavy lifting (literally) is done.  So glad WH's brother volunteered to help.  My rock lifting abilities are limited.  Watch for the transformation in tour photos over the coming months.  I can't wait to start planting in the area next year.

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

July Tour 2017

Front Garden

Forest

Back Garden




Side Garden

Vegetable Garden

Patio

Alley

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Sunday, July 2, 2017

Sunday, July 2, 2017

This was the front walk at Garden on Sherlock Street for about 18 years.  It was made of limestone rocks from my parents' farm.  It had been getting rough for a while, so we decided to make a change.


Here's my wonderful husband working over the sand bed after we dug all the rocks out of the walk.  The rocks will be used in other places in the garden.


We took a couple of days off work and most of last weekend to lay brick pavers instead.


Our pattern included a design with flowing lines.  WH did a great job of cutting the pavers.


Here it is complete!  Look for it in the next batch of tour photos coming soon.



Tuesday, June 6, 2017

June Tour 2017

Front Garden

Forest

Back Garden




Side Garden

Vegetable Garden

Patio

Alley





Thursday, May 4, 2017

May Tour 2017

Front Garden

Forest

Back Garden




Side Garden

Vegetable Garden

Patio

Alley



Sunday, April 30, 2017

Sunday, April 30, 2017


April has had a hard time deciding which season to be this year.  Our temperatures have been all over the place.  We've had crazy wind and downpours around beautiful spring days and some very warm ones too.  Today, we're getting snow after days of rain and wind.  Places west of us are really being buried in snow.  Overnight, thunder woke me up during a sleet shower.  Apparently, Mother Nature wanted one more April Fools' Joke.

While my containers are ready, I resisted planting them with annuals when I saw the weather forecast.  I also hold off on tomatoes and other vegetables until May because our weather is fickle.  The rain barrels are up and full after all this moisture.  While we're getting sleet and snow, it's actually above freezing.  The bird baths are not frozen.  My wonderful husband helped me add cedar mulch Thursday morning and I've made a list of plants to buy for the containers.  I brought in several irises to open in the house.  I have more colors waiting to show off.  While there are buds waiting in the garden, I think the irises have gone into a holding phase until it warms back up a bit.  Next week looks to be warmer, more spring like.

Happy May Day everyone!