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  •  I see the wooden bench ... (4+ / 0-)
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    ... but may be a little disoriented from last year's photos.  Am i remembering correctly that the wicker chair will be on a raised patio that's basically in the upper left of the photo (not visible from the vantage point of the picture)?

    •  Or maybe the wicker was on the other side ... n/t (4+ / 0-)
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      it was hard to see the pond because I let the morning glories go wild up the trellis...

      so in this shot, it's from the raised area where the wicker chair was placed... see the iron fence in the background?  So the perspective is looking from the garden towards the house (as opposed to the pix in the other post where the house was at my back looking towards the garden so iron fence is at front)

      I had wanted to put together a diary on making the back garden this past winter!  But then I whacked my knees.  :(

      Looking at the pix of the garden last year... oh my!!  All that green!!!  :)

      The hostas haven't even shown a peep yet... and I hope all my crape myrtles made it!!!  I won't let the morning glories go wild this year (they attracted too much powdery mildew last year), but will be planting moonflowers again (of course!!) and I picked up the clematis to replace what was where the morning glories sprang up.  Also on that trellis are pipevines.  I transplanted one from a different area where it had been kinda plugging along in the shade and also picked up another and planted along side the transplanted one.

      I've got tons of shady perennials to put in the area where the birch is.

      I think what I'll do, too, is to build a short retainer wall in front of the iron fence so it creates a raised bed.  And just plant annuals in that spot... like zinnias, marigolds, cleomes, cosmos...  I'll have field stones leftover, so I thought I would put them to use there.

      All the suffering of this world arises from a wrong attitude.The world is neither good or bad. It is only the relation to our ego that makes it seem the one or the other - Lama Anagorika Govinda

      by kishik on Thu Apr 11, 2013 at 10:33:58 AM PDT

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      •  Wow ... (4+ / 0-)
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        Seeing it i winter bones, i'd almost forgotten how lush it got.  And that would be a fantastic diary!  You could include that picture thing you did for the 360 degree view.  That was very orienting, even for me.

      •  Gorgeous! Gorgeous! Gorgeous! (4+ / 0-)
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        I can't wait to see it once it gets going again this summer and with the new path ( totally awesome, btw ) wandering through. It is a work of art.

        I love the variety of stone and brick you've incorporated. It all works together wonderfully and creates an interesting mix of colors and shapes and contrasts. Very nicely done!


        Not this mind and not this heart, I won't rot • Mumford & Sons

        by jayden on Thu Apr 11, 2013 at 02:40:50 PM PDT

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        •  this field stone... (4+ / 0-)
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          was called "lavender"... it's a nice contrast to the grey or blue already there.  I'll mix up some in the path since I still have plenty from the old pond.  I also have some really huge pieces which will also lend some contrast in texture in the visual.

          I'm most happy about getting the raised veggie beds set up.  I hope it's a good veggie weather summer!  Last year everything was so late getting in.  This year I'll definitely put in hot peppers and eggplant.

          All the suffering of this world arises from a wrong attitude.The world is neither good or bad. It is only the relation to our ego that makes it seem the one or the other - Lama Anagorika Govinda

          by kishik on Thu Apr 11, 2013 at 02:43:50 PM PDT

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