(It’s starting to look like a garden where we actually want to spend time!)
Sharp-eyed readers might have noticed some plants appearing along the fences of the garden in my previous post about the new stone patio. (If you did not, you can revisit that post. Go ahead: I’ll wait here.)
With the patio mostly in place, the landscapers decided it’s time to finish the plantings – especially in the back (northwest) corner of the garden. With three border collies in residence, we’ve gone with a mix of hardy shrubs and a stand of trees that – as they grow – will help shade the garden from afternoon sun.
(It was exciting to see the truck pull up across the street yesterday, with trees on board)
(Shrubs and edging for the patio)
(Some colour for the spring)
(Planting Trees and burying bulbs)
(Bill the landscaper spreads mulch around the trees. The overhead wires will be buried in conduit as mentioned previously on this blog)
(The pocket garden under the trees, with lots of room for plants to grow)
(The baggage wagon, set in place)
(A lion and lamb, from my mother’s house, finds a place to rest in a corner of the patio)
(The view that greets visitors as they enter the garden. There are plans for all those spaces currently occupied by gravel…)
(The garden as seen from the 2nd floor deck off my home office)
(As always, the inspectors must inspect at the end of the day)
More to come next week, as we move on to adding some wood tones to the space!