Monday, 10 June 2013

Landscaping Adventures

I thought I would start out with a pretty poppy picture I took in the garden yesterday.
We have a bumper crop this year but with all the rain you have to be FAST to see them while opened!

So .. landscaping .. this isn't about my gardens and plants ..
That is totally my department and I am very happy with what I have created .. so far .. so good !
It is about "hard scaping" .. such as the stone work we had done a couple of years ago with some of the raised beds.

This particular project we are looking at is for path ways from the front to side to back gardens.
It is a big project on it's own and even though I was looking for that focal point in the back garden.
We are going to have to split the two projects up between two years.
So the pathways are what we are going to budget and concentrate on for now.
I just sent a reply back to the landscaping company with the explanation and information.
Now I wait to see if my budget proposal is a "do - able" ? project  ......

This is the type of stone (Hemmingford) we are looking at .. my pathways will be narrower .. but it gives you an idea of the free style and opportunity to plant "step-ables" in between the slabs to soften the look.


Jennifer said...

I hope your project comes in with a do-able budget Joy. The inspiration photo sure looks great!

Country Gal said...

How lovely will that be . I bet you cant wait to get it all done and enjoy it ! Lovely photos and your header photo is great ! Thanks for sharing ! Have a good day !

Paula @ Blooms 'n' Spades said...

Joy, those paving stones look wonderful. I do hope your budget proposal is accepted.

Nadezda said...

Joy, looks nice, only you had not stumble on this path!

Leslie's Garden said...

Hi joy! I love your pretty Poppy header, so bright and cheerful. You're right, they do look like an alien life form before they bloom:) Joy, you have such a wonderful way of putting plants together. I haven't been able to do my usual visiting, so had to get caught up today. A few posts back you have several pictures of your gorgeous gardens. I really need to think more about texture. I always say that, then don't do it. But you have really paid attention to form and shape and color. I wish you lived next to me:)Love the pathway you're fixing to put in. It's going to be a beauty!

Heather said...

It's going to be awesome! Cheers~

CanadianGardenJoy said...

Hello Jennifer girl : )
Yes I so hope it is do-able too .. our man is working out of town right now so we have to wait a few days to see what is going to happen .. I hate waiting! .. yup : ) pretty photo of the stones!

Elaine girl hello there!
Thank you girl .. and yes .. our fingers are crossed to see what is going to happen!

Paula girl your garden is so pretty! lovely photos you took too!
Thanks girl .. fingers crossed : )

Nadezda I loved that tour in the woods with those rhodos! what a pretty place to see them show cased like that: ) No stumbling on the pathways for us girl, haha

Leslie girl you are so sweet with your kind comments on my garden, thank you so much! Poppies are funny "creatures" don't you think ? LOL ..YES !! I so wish my blogging friends were closer .. I have plants I can share now that my garden is maturing .. BIG sigh!
Thanks again girl : )

Heather girl .. I so wish I was more like you .. you are a power house and would have this project done in a snap ! I know your garden is shaping up in wonderful ways .. and I love that the fence is going to such a good cause with that new mom .. you are a sweetie!

RobinL said...

I can't wait to see this one come to fruition, I just love plants growing between stepping stones!