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Wednesday, April 3, 2013
The Garden Remodel - Part 1
I told you we are working on a garden remodel project and the first phase was completed today. The new cross-fence is in! We robbed 20 feet from the unused front side yard by moving the fence forward and putting in a gate so we have access to the front yard from this side.
This is the "before" picture. You can see why I didn't want to show it until we made some progress! The old fence was bent from a snowball bush falling on it during a Winter snowstorm a couple of years ago. The flower bed on the right side used to be filled with iris (my favorite flower) but I took them out because I couldn't keep it weeded. The elderly neighbor next door doesn't keep up her yard and the weed seeds just showered into the bed all year long.
All of these pictures are taken from the front yard, looking in to the back yard. On the other side of the fence there is a rose garden that has seen better days. We have already started taking out roses and planning how new ones will be positioned. This is the sod coming out before the fence went in.
A patch we had to leave so the fence installers could see the locator's marks. Soon to be gone now!
Stay tuned. A raised bed for vegetables is coming, as well as replacing the tired roses that are coming out and a new "hedge" of blueberry plants in the old iris bed.
I cannot believe how big the space looks from the back yard. It is like we got more real estate without moving. Should have done this years ago. I have to run back outside now. My eyes aren't filled up yet!