Welcome reader to my blog - a mixture of this and that. Now that we are living in a retirement community in downtown Columbia, MD my personal gardening activities are somewhat curtailed. I still enjoy visiting gardens, reading, watching wildlife on my walks, traveling, and occasional food commentary. Please leave a comment if you feel inspired to do so. I read every one of them.

Saturday, May 24, 2014

Project Completion!

It sure does feel good to type that title.

With the incredible strength of Dan the project was completed this afternoon.  He surprised me last night and finished the pathways that I had not gotten to.  I was out at book club so that was quite a very nice surprise.

Today then he would fill the wheelbarrow and push it to the spot where I then could shovel the gravel out where it was needed.

We still have gravel left so it is being used to build up a berm to correct the swale along the driveway.

Here are the finished photos at dusk tonight.
[To see the Before photos go here.]

Looking out from the deck.

What's left of the 5 tons of gravel.

Dan removed our rain barrel that was rotting out.  We built a catch basin.

Standing on the wall at the end of the house.  
The stones need a good rain to wash them off.  Some were coated with clay.  They came from Southern Maryland.

Looking down from the wall I'm standing on.  

A's Garden.

Iris is in full glory.

First clematis bloom.

Had to take this photo of the pond garden.
Next project is to have the cattails removed.

Muscles are stiff and sore.  But nice to have this major project completed.


1st Man said...

One word. WOW.

Jenny said...

looks awesome! and in such short time too!

amanda | wildly simple said...

This is FANTASTIC!!!
I've been away from blogland, offline for a while. So I've missed out on your work leading up to this (I see there are more posts in my feed - I'll check them out!)
We need to build a new path along the addition we built last summer. This is very inspiring! Nice work!

Stewart M said...

Great looking garden - now all you need to do is sit back, relax and think of the next project!

Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

Jo said...

Hi Marcia, it's good to visit you on your blog. Great project and wonderfully successful! You asked where the new baby was in my group photo. Well, this photo was taken four days before she arrived! You will note in my blog tomorrow, that we had the WHOLE family together for the first time in our home in Marquard. There Mama Debbie actually posed in the photo and you can see baby: Bump! Hope this cleared up the confusion. Greetings. Jo

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