Projects, Projects, Projects

It’s tough to consider it’s already Tuesday! If handiest my work week might cross as quickly as my weekend.

I’ve got 100 different things on my plate proper now, and I promise I’ll have some thing extraordinary for you in some days. Til’ then, take a look at the inspiration snap shots for a lawn I’m assisting to layout for my friend, "Margaret".

Here’s a quick rendering of what we’ve got so far: (click on for full view)

A river rock path is not unusual in our area. It’s an inexpensive alternative to cobblestone, which can be much more expensive, and it allows for the organic and feminine quality that Allison is looking for in the garden. It also gives Chris, a very talented mosaic artist an opportunity to form art under foot. The path will circle the existing raised brick bed that the large blue cypress is planted in, leading to a small seating area. To create a more intimate space, and give Allison and Chris a place to plant vegetables and flowers that won’t be damaged by the random soccer ball or tricycle, we’ll do raised cedar planter beds. This is my favorite type of design; focused on the juxtaposition between feminine and masculine. Allison wants the softness of curves and prefers the organic “free form” over the rigid formality that straight lines sometimes form. However, Chris wants vivid color and flowers and doesn’t mind straight lines. So, to blend to two, and keep the costs low, we’re creating square cedar beds around the square brick bed under the cypress, but planting lots of creeping sedum to cover the wood, and give the shape a more organic appearance.

While we toured the terrifi gardens of the Buffalo Garden Walk, Allison and I mentioned her late night communication with the hubs to create raised beds round a preexisting blue cypress in her outside. Of course, the venture hunter I am, I immediately started out to brainstorm, speakme frantically, almost irrationally approximately all of the matters that she could do in the backyard, preventing simply brief of telling her to install an ice skating rink. But as soon as we got returned on track, she and I got here up with one heck of a plan to make that awkward giant tree the center-piece to a committed lawn, starting with a river rock pathway.

Margaret aka Allison, and her husband Chris, have a large double lot on our quick street which is a hot commodity, and very rare. There are likely simplest four different homes which have the equal frontage, so Al and Chris have numerous area to garden in. With 3 small kids though, gardening hasn’t been at the top of the listing … Until now.

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