Saturday, 30 May 2009

Saturday's Project

I know .. the pictures are not what I wanted but they are what they are ? (my excuse is I had to take them in shadow .. afternoon sun was hitting all the wrong spaces !)
I finally got some of the plants actually planted, and sunk a rather large stone to become a stepping stone with some river rock .. for "my" door to the garden playhouse ! .. it took me on my knees, working with a "building blast site" .
The deck crew and shed guys compacted the stony earth beyond what I had expected and it was truly hard work getting this done .. the aches and pains are definitely LOUD about the body doing what it should not be doing .. but hey , we are GARDENERS who sometimes have to do a bit of landscaping ?
In any case I think the results are pretty darn nice, considering what it all looked like originally ... phew ! : )

Can you tell I am from the east coast with all of the driftwood .. albeit "lake" driftwood ?


Rosemary said...

Wow! That's beautiful!

Anonymous said...

It looks great Joy! I know you are happy to have the construction & deconstruction coming to an end. :)

jodi (bloomingwriter) said...

Driftwood is a pretty good thing in my books...I have the odd bit of it here in my garden too, if you can imagine that. Isn't it nice to have spring here in earnest?

Aunt Debbi/kurts mom said...

Joy, wow that looks great. Can't believe how much you've got done.

Outside In said...

It does look great, I like driftwood too, it can bring some interest to the garden.

Muddy Boot Dreams said...

Aches and pains aside, this is too wonderful for words. I love this little "place". Although I do hope that you feel 100% soon. Love the little path.


our friend Ben said...

Wow! That looks great, Joy! No wonder you're sore!!!

GardenJoy4Me said...

Hello there Rosemary and thank you : )

Racquel .. Thank you girl !
You are SO right about being happy this is DONE and I can play in the garden (as soon as I get over the aches again ! haha)
I'll do proper "before & after pictures in a while.

Hey there Jodi ! Now you know you have to post at least one picture with a piece of driftwood for me ? LOL .. you would be surprised how cool it is yet here in south eastern Ontario .. but I am NOT complaining .. I know that deadly heat and humidity will strike us eventually .. I'm glad you guys down there are finally getting decent weather though, enjoy !!

Debbie girl ! Thank you .. I said the same thing this morning : ) I can't believe I can get out of bed too ! haha !

Hi Cathy, thanks ! Yes .. bits of it do bring a different element of interest in the garden .. especially the aged gray woods.

Hi there Jen .. Thank you so much girl ! I'm thinking I finally have my playhouse now ? : ) .. I'll take today off so I can groan and moan properly ? haha

Hey there 'ben" .. yup ! I think I did pretty good even if I fannied around a bit before hand .. the brain cells clicked in with sinking the stepping stone (it would have been FUNNY to see me do it though ? haha).

Darlene said...

Oh my word that is GORGEOUS! What a great job!!

GardenJoy4Me said...

Darlene girl ! how are you ! : )
Thanks girl .. it isn't finished .. lots more to do but that was all I could manage on Saturday .. today is a day off to charge the batteries again ? : )

Patsi 'Garden Endeavors' said...

Go girl !!
Looks fabulous.

GardenJoy4Me said...

Hey there Patsi girl ! Thank you : )
More to come !!

CiNdEe said...

That looks absolutely beautiful! What a great job on the deck and the garden play house!!!! Your yard looks awesome!
I love the drift wood too!!!!
Hows your back doing today? Hope its feeling better!!!!

GardenJoy4Me said...

Hi There Cindee ! Thanks girl : )
Things are coming together slowly but surely .. what a start it had though ?? I'm already looking forward to next Spring with all of this done and just a normal start up with a simple clean out ? LOL
I'm good .. back is behaving itself thankfully , haha : )