Tuesday, March 29, 2011
I can't leave well enough alone. But now that the gardens are looking so much better, it doesn't make sense to leave this weedy shade garden in such disarray. Watching the show Curb Appeal on HGTV has given me ideas. I have plans for Dave and Mike. This is the area that one sees when driving up to the house. It has a certain unplanned look. I want to bring it up to the level of the rest of the house and garden. And that means starting over with a clean slate. Three trees need to go and lots of stumps and vines removed, not to mention the previous 'rustic' stone wall. The original owner used the word rustic often, referring to anything he was leaving as is. I'm thinking he was just not into garden design. Enter...Moi!
My plan includes building a much better wall along the walkway, and leveling off the remaining area so that we can have a flat spot to sit. Perhaps a water feature, a pergola or at least a trellis with clematis since this is a sunny spot for several hours each day. There is a really nice rhododendron that will be moved, and if it makes it to the new spot, great. If not, I will be replacing it with another.
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