I have occasionally mentioned the amazing gardening neighbor who gave me many plants and much advice for my garden. She passed away in 2010. Her granddaughter lived in the house while finishing college and tended the garden a bit. This past fall, she moved on and the estate sold the house. The amazing gardening neighbor's daughters gifted me with some items from their mother's garden including the armillary sphere which is now in my back garden. The property has been undergoing a total renovation. The man overseeing the renovation removed all the limestone from the garden and was going to (gasp) just haul it off and dump it somewhere. What!? My wonderful husband happened to be at the right place at the right time and was given permission to take the limestone instead. It was free. Some of the stones have tool marks. Some of the stones have fossils. There is a lot of character in the stones. WH used a wheel barrel and would take about 30 minute every other night or so to bring some rocks across the street and into our back garden. So, we now have a pile of limestone between the grill and the compost tumbler. It will all eventually find a home in the garden.
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