Wood Pile To Garden

7-DSCF4090Rain, rain, go away!

This process is taking much longer than we anticipated, in large part because it won’t stop raining.

3-DSCF4053This is where we finally moved my wood pile. When we moved into this house in Nov./Dec., we were trying to beat the bad weather and the wood was piled next to the driveway. The plan was to move it to a spot beside the house and put in a garden where the wood had been.

It has taken forever!

2-DSCF4052I didn’t get a before pic of the old wood pile, but after getting it all moved and the grass trimmed, this is what our new garden area looked like.

5-DSCF4060We decided on a raised-bed garden. The frame actually went together pretty quickly.

6-DSCF4088We then lined it with landscape fabric and had a load of dirt delivered.

And then the rains came again. I really wanted to finish this post with wonderful plants planted nicely, but we have been waiting for the mud to dry out enough to work in. Who knows how long that will take. Like a good portion of the Midwest, we have had rain, are having rain, or expecting lots more rain.

sigh…well, eventually…

4-DSCF4055At least the wood pile looks good!


Soothing Landscaped Waterfall

4-DSCF7155Oops! It’s been two weeks since I last posted. Sigh. What can I say?…life happens…nuff said…:)

Have you ever wanted to build a waterfall in your yard?

I may be a bit biased, but I think this is absolutely beautiful! Why biased? Because this waterfall was built by my son. He works for Quality Outdoor Design, a local landscape business. He built the waterfall as a display outside the store. QOD also happens to be where I locally sell my crafts and creations.

7-DSCF7158Unfortunately I can’t tell you how he did it, but there are a few things he told that I thought were very interesting. Check out the bigger rocks. The ones that are gray in color. They are not real! I believe they create the form of the waterfall. How cool is that!

9-DSCF7161He laid a design of mulch around the waterfall (and under it? before he started building).

5-DSCF7156I love the contrast of the different types and colors of the ground cover.

6-DSCF7157I have no idea how he hooked up the fountain thingy, but I love the way the water trickles down the center of the rocks.

3-DSCF7154The rest of the rocks are real. They were used to build, beautify and hide the edges of the “not real” rocks, and the mechanics and structure around the edges.


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