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Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Gravel Garden Progress

Despite our bad weather, there has been some progress on the gravel garden, and not just in the plant acquisition department. The old section of fence between the gravel parking area was taken down, and the beginnings of a new gate and fence is taking shape.

Forms created for footings for the new gate

Footings filled with concrete

Cinder block piers to be faced with decorative stone, for a gate to hang from

Gabions built

Ready to be hauled away and powder-coated

Gravel being scraped up. Rather than pay to have it hauled away, we gave it to our neighbor for his driveway

Soil arrived today, looking a bit rich. We added more sand to it.


Stock tanks, 22 X 44

No, that's not a body wrapped in the yellow plastic, it's the cedar for the new gate and fence.

Unbelievably, today, the first day of spring, it snowed off and on, as several snow squalls came through our region in waves. Yet, just a little way to the north, closer to Seattle, it was apparently sunny enough to get out and garden. It's hard not to be jealous of the rest of the country, which is enjoying record warmth.


  1. Looking good!

    I'm so with you on the jealousy thing. We are drowning down here with too much rain...and snow again in the forecast for tomorrow and the next day...when will it end!.

  2. Alison, how exciting!! A truck full of soil and new garden plans, looks like you are having a good time in the garden this Spring! Although hopefully this weather will start to cooperate soon, I've had some sunny days here, but gosh you only have to drive over one city and its completely different!! Excited to follow your gravel garden adventures...Cheers Julia =)

  3. Alison, this is such a cool project! I'm so glad you've been photographing along the way :) This snow in March business totally bites. I have to say that I'm been admiring your posts on your gravel garden purchases. It's going to be very fun, following along, with your new gardening adventure. Cheers, Jenni

  4. Whew! I am glad you told me that was not a body, as I had sort of wondered.... Great project, it is going to look lovely. those are cool rocks.

  5. This is exciting. I'm looking forward to following your progress. It looks like a wonderful site. We had a foot of snow fall yesterday. I'm REALLY ready for spring. Yes, I was wondering if there was a body under that wrap. LOL

  6. Wow! You have your work cut out for you. It sure looks interesting. I can't wait to see what it looks like.


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