|~ Low Maintenance
~ Garden rooms
~ Puppy proof vege garden
|~ Extended Flower bed that has height and winter interest
~ Re-using the round concrete pavers to create a seating area under the apple tree.
~ Hide the unsitely compost pile
~ Create some mystery by adding taller plantings / structures towards house to hide some of the garden.
|Expanded Flower Bed||Solution – COMPLETE|
|To view progress Expanding the Flower Garden Gallery
The current flower bed is a jumble of perennials that have been added without a plan. There is no winter interest, with most of the plants dying back to the ground around November. There is little variance in height either.
|Expand the flower bed by half again to make room for foundation plants. Completed 2007
A flowering crabapple will give height. Another height feature will be a large Maiden grass.
Evergreens such as Dwarf Alberta spruce, yellow junipers, and dwarf blue spruce will give winter interest, as well as the grasses.
|Puppy Proof Vege Garden||Solution|
|Our old solution to keeping the Dukus from eating all our tomatos was a chicken wire fence surrounding the garden. Although it did its job, it was mighty ugly.||A 4′ wood fence surrounding an expanded vegetable garden.
We added an additional 5′ onto the width of the garden, and began setting posts for the new fence.
|Additional Seating Area||Solution|
|I have counted 115 of the small round pavers that are strewn throughout the pea-gravel walkway. These pavers have some use but will be better used as the foundation for a patio under the apple and pine tree in the north section of the yard.||9’L x 9’W paver patio. Approx half the pavers will be stained a darker color to allow for the pattern seen in the pic. Will use the additional pea gravel pulled from in front of flower bed, as a base for the pavers. Then will use a concrete sand to fill in around the pavers. .|
|Pretty up the Compost
The size of the compost bin is much larger than it need be, and is situated in a very visable area.
Create a new bin using shorter, green chicken wire. The wire is only 2′ tall, so can be masked by plants planted in front. I will create two bins, one for the compost, and the other for dry fuel.
A path wide enough for a wheel barrow will lead to the bins.