Saturday, January 23, 2010

January Work, In the Garden: Path

On Monday, Tara said, "The more entries a landscape has the better...." That reminded me that the center path joining the upper and front gardens had never been finished. The Grandson helped with the heavy stones for the steps a couple of years ago and the path stopped there.


On the Upper garden side, there was no path, just a wall of azaleas.



Buffy shows where we hacked back azaleas to reveal a path to the front yard.



Buffy invites you to climb the stone steps to the Upper Garden.
Gardenias on either side will commence bloom early June.



Now we must make a destination point beyond the path in the upper garden. The stone behind Buffy can go elsewhere. Rocks here roll and are easier to move than a plant.



We're thinking about moving this stone to the stairs because of the moss patina and ferns.



14 comments:

  1. Oh Nell Jean, mossy rocks, and doggies, and treasures in the garden! The path looks inviting. I can't wait to see what destination you come up with.
    Frances

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  2. Looks like you have lovely materials and a cute dog to keep you company. Have fun!

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  3. Oh Looking forward to see what you put as a destination point

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  4. Oh, I love garden paths that hide the destination from view. What fun to walk down! I bet it's really beautiful when those azaleas are blooming! And the moss on the rocks is beautiful!

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  5. Lucky you, working in the garden in January. Here is still very cold and ground is frozen. No garden work for at least a month.

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  6. Loving that mossy rock. Gorgeous.

    Jen

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  7. I'm with those who are consumed with (happy) envy about you working in your garden now, Nell Jean. It looks like lots of work but well worth it, and aren't you fortunate to have a helper like Buffy to cheer you on!

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  8. love the mossy stone. A nice place for a pathway through the azaleas.

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  9. What a lovely stone, such a classy moss patina and fern flourish. I will be watching to see what new destination point you come up with. Although gardenias, in and of themselves, sound pretty good if you've got a nose in working order. :)

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  10. How lovely of Buffy to show us around the garden! It is such a change - well done you, it's easy to let these things go so congratualtions for getting out there and getting the job done. I adore that rock with the moss and ferns but wonder, if you move it will it be okay, it's thriving there and so beautiful.
    Walking through those azaleas will be lovely - look forward to photos x

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  11. Nell Jean I love paths in the garden - it makes the garden feel bigger when you have lots of little winding paths through it and it also give more opportunities for planting little treasures at the side of them don't you think. My grandads speciality was making little paths in his gardens.

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  12. i see a nice sitting area to relax and ponder hopefully you'll have a nice view of the entire area below, if not you can just have a nice secret garden

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  13. Thank you all for coming to see the new path. I can hardly wait for blooms on the azaleas. We'll hardly notice I cut long limbs away because the path goes at an angle.

    Cold is coming again and I went to the city today instead of working in the garden.

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  14. Ooohhhh, that mossy rock is absolutely awesome. I like the new path through the azaleas ... good job!

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I look forward to comments and questions and lively discussion of gardening and related ideas.



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