It's been a long time coming. I've procrastinated. I've debated. I've mulled over various possibilities. Then this winter, while staring out the kitchen window ~ wishing I could see anything but brown, it hit me. The makeover had to include more evergreens. There HAD to be winter color. And more "hardscape." Something to provide interest to keep the gardener motivated throughout the long winter months.
Finally, with that vision in mind, this spring phase one began. Here's a peek of the progress from several weeks ago:
The work is being done in phases because I'm doing it alone and my back needs resting.
To date, grass has been dug out, more flagstone pavers were brought in (to outline the half moon bed), a yew "allee" was dug and planted. So far, the renovations have garnered instant approval from Butterball, the gardens resident overseer:
For now the half moon bed contains only boxwoods, the weeping pussy willow (purchased earlier this spring), a rose pillar and four solar lights (thank you again Dana). I am trying to be very thoughtful about future additions.
The raised container in the background will be stained ~ I'm thinking blue????
I'm tired. but happy. and I'm excited for part two to begin. My back not so much. We'll see how long it takes to recuperate. One other project is underway in the back garden as well. That one should be completed very soon and I'll absolutely share the results with you. Today has been a great day to rest ~ rainy and cool (39 degrees).
Now you know one reason I've been absent from the blog so much this spring....