I am so excited about what is going on in my garden. Up until this very moment most of the work done in the garden has been done by me – with help from my husband. And it has been both painfully slow and slowly painful. As I approach the ripe age of 60 (got a couple of years, but I’m getting close), it is time to get some stronger backs involved.Sitting in my little office typing away, I watch as the garden, miraculously, is being transformed.
From my office window I watch as stronger backs than mine are quickly making the weedy bermuda grass in the parkway a thing of the past (October 18, 2011).
August 29, 2011: Grass hasn’t been watered since last year. Strip is roughly 76 ft. long and 6 ft. wide.
Looks cute but I need to get real. Here I am digging the first bit of grass out, progress is slow.
Dug, raked, and picked clean, the parkway is ready to plant, Oct. 19, 2011.
The front parkway is clear of Bermuda! Yes, I know it will be popping up for years to come, but it has been dug, raked and picked clean, so we are set to go with the new garden, just in time for the plant sales.
Next, a new patio of flagstone is being laid on a bed of sand in the back yard.
Picture of backyard with flagstones placed on leaf mulch to see what a patio might look like (Oct. 18, 2011)
And here it comes to life. It is bordered by herringbone pattern of old bricks that were in the yard when we moved here. Layer of course sand or decomposed granite is ready to receive the flagstones. (Oct. 19, 2011)