I guess it’s about time to update you, dear friends.. I see that some of you have been faithfully stopping by in spite of the lack of new content on the blog. Thanks!

There has been a whirlwind of activity and progress, despite the lack of proof 😉 It’s because we’ve all been so busy that I have not gotten back here in these many months….

Then I faced the task of figuring out how to present the newest work. By month? By project? My guest host/decorator/family member/friend accomplices?

I’ve decided on a great, big, expulsion of info, not organized at all and neccesarily only hitting the high points (I laugh when I look back and see the detail I was obsessed with in the beginning!).


Part 1: The Garden

We built a pretty rockin’ garden with a custom fence installed by Karim, Andrew and I including sinking all the posts, fabricating all the raised beds, building all structures, etc. Karim built a lovely gate for it which we have yet to attach successfully but does look beautiful anyway….

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Here is the location of the garden ‘before’… Me digging some lettuce beds as early as March

 

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    Here it was just before we broke ground in April

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    Here we are posts ready to go!

  3. Sinking and reinforcing postsSinking and reinforcing posts
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Andrew actually dropped a 4 x 4 on my head. No joking.

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About mid way through construction….

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Center posts – almost done!

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Stained what we could before everything got out of control… (The plants I mean!)

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The gate pre-stain

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The (mostly) finished product

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A nice view from across the driveway….


Part 2: The bounty! (Where I turn into my mother and show everyone pictures of my flowers).

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Karim and I turned a section of lawn into a yin-yang early in the summer…..

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And turned it into a lovely spot!

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With one-half white nicotiana and one-half colorful zinnias….

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And moonflowers on my porch.

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