Sunday, August 30, 2009

Pathway--Start and End

Mike added to our concrete pathway. He uses a form to create it. He extended it to the pergola and joined the two flowerbeds together. I hope he will add a little more next year to meet up to the area by the backdoor patio. I think it will look finished because it will have a start and an end. "A garden is never so good as it will be next year."-- Thomas Cooper

Monday, August 10, 2009

One Idea Becomes Another!

What started as an idea to use Lorie’s old gazebo frame as a structure to support some triumph vines, took on a life of its. After putting it together we soon found out it would not be strong enough. I asked Mike to add some wood beams to the corners. That led to a top, a shelf and lattice to the back for some privacy to our little garden get-away. We now have a VERY NICE pergola. Didn’t Mike do an awesome job? Then I said we didn’t need the gazebo frame anymore. We will paint it all white next year giving the green treated wood time to dry. I did find another use for Lorie’s old gazebo frame. I took it apart and attached them to the fence and will plant some more triumph vine to give the fence some vertical interest.

All good work is done the way ants do things: Little by little. Lafcadio Hearn