taste of things to come

I was able yesterday to take photos of the finished landscaping, and over the coming days will be putting together before-and-after shots for your pleasure. Here is one, just to tease you.

Yes, there will be an FFB tomorrow. SF short story collection.

TOP: the only level area was just gravel and weeds. BOTTOM: flagstone, hand laid retaining walls of local stone and a raised planting bed make a huge difference. Raised beds have drip irrigation systems for use during hot summer months.

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8 Responses to taste of things to come

  1. Love the flagstone and walls/planters. Gorgeous.

  2. Carl V. says:

    Beautiful. Simply beautiful. As a taste of things to come it is a very good taste indeed.

  3. Richard says:

    Thanks. Quite a change from the before, eh?

  4. deslily says:

    wow! that’s gorgeous!!!!!

  5. Richard says:

    hey des, wait ’til you see the rest!

  6. Patti Abbott says:

    That bluestone is pretty. Someone has a good eye out there.

  7. Richard says:

    Patti, It’s Iron Mountain Flagstone, quarried at Granite Falls, Washington. We had originally picked a lighter, somewhat warmer Pennsylvania Bluestone, but it was too irregular in thickness to lay well, and the stone masons rejected the pallets we’d picked. This was the 2nd choice, and we’re delighted with it. The picture shows it wet, when dry it’s a slightly lighter, dusty tint.

  8. Yvette says:

    Looks like a greate place to relax. What a difference from before. Wow.

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