Saturday, December 7, 2013

The Shape of Things to Come

The work being done in the front garden is starting to take shape. Here's what it looked like at the end of work on Friday.

There will be a bed at street level, along the street, with a broken concrete wall on the house side, and a more level area of grass between the bed and the house

The beginnings of a bed along the driveway (that's the driveway on the right)

Street-side bed a little closer





There will be a gravel path from the front step over to the neighbor's side of the house, with the gravel patio there along the bed that runs east-west on our south property line

The gravel will extend around the corner, down to the fence. The copper pipe structure, which Nigel has started calling "Alison's Folly," will be sort of tucked under the pin oak tree on the right, with the new greenhouse approximately where the current pile of gravel stands.

More to come next week!

24 comments:

  1. I had no idea you had such a huge front yard too...I'm so jealous!!!

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  2. I love seeing all of these changes. Just imagine how glorious it will be next summer.~~Dee

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  3. Wow, can't wait to see the transformation!

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  4. This is so exciting! Look forward o seeing the results. I envy you the level and NOT shallow,soil!

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  5. Alison, it's going to be all kinds of fabulous! I'm excited for you!

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  6. What an ambitious project! Can't wait to see how it shapes up!

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  7. Alison! You are so brave! To erase what was there and start from the very beginning... Not everyone can do that!

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  8. Very exciting! That is a much bigger tractor than what we have going on at our house. We are currently covered in 8 inches of snow...I'm thinking that might slow down our progress even more. Ha Ha!

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  9. No reducing the lawn over time for you. Away with it and good riddance! That's a huge project and I am looking forward to seeing the results.

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  10. This is so exciting! I visually walk over the whole thing as far as I can see in the photos, stopping to anchor the folly with plenty of rebar and concrete while I'm over under the oak, making it harder to steal. Then I think about where I want the bulldozer to start here.

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  11. Um, Alison, one question: Did you get out there and rescue those resurfaced rocks? The ones in the second photo are just begging for a place by your stream. Just saying... :)

    It looks wonderful. Can't wait to see the next installment and what exactly Alison's Folly is all about. Ha, ha. Love it.

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  12. Oh my gosh, this is going to be amazing! This is going to be so fun to watch!

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  13. How exciting! I look forward to following it's progress and will be crossing my fingers for good weather ;)

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  14. The yard looks huge! Empty space is so exciting - I bet your fingers are itching.

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  15. Alison, thanks for sharing the progress. How exciting!

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  16. Looking forward to see the progress of your front garden. There has been done already a lot of work but there is also still a lot to do.
    Wish you success!

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  17. It's amazing already! I am so appreciative that you're sharing the progress with us. Keep on posting!

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  18. Wow, this is so exciting! You'll be able to capture more sun at the front. Can't wait to see how things progress!

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  19. This is quite an exciting project

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  20. Oh my friend, you do things in a big way! This is so exciting and I'm happy for you. Looking forward to seeing your progress and plant shopping with you when you decide to fill in that huge new bed!

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  21. Progress indeed!! Looks very good so far.

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  22. Thanks for posting the process. I look forward to ore reports.

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  23. Whoa, you don't mess around! I want to see more pictures of each stage of creating the new garden!

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