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Postby kelly_m » May 02, 2008 8:40 pm

Well I guess that puts a glitch in things.......
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Postby bluebird » May 03, 2008 10:12 pm

K, you GO girl!!!

I'm so glad you took the "before" pic as that is going to be some kind of fabulous transformation and I will check back to see the progress! When you set your mind to something there is no stopping you is there!

It is going to look AWESOME and just think of all the birds and butterflies that will visit you as sit back on a late summer afternoon and admire your view from your patio chair!

I'm heading up to my sis' next week to check out the progress of her "dealing with a REALLY big fence" and ripping up her whole front lawn to turn it into gardens...should be interesting to see the progress there too! :D
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Postby Eeyore » May 03, 2008 11:28 pm

I was thinking about your sister's really big fence and wondering how things were going with that.

Looking forward to progress reports and photos!
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Postby kelly_m » May 05, 2008 10:19 am

Thanks BB!!! I can't wait till I can start filling it up!! I am already picturing a Flowering Crab in there!!!

Here is the area completely dug out:
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From the porch it doesn't looks big does it???

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I've dug it down about 4-ish inches...there is still a skim of sand there and soil under...I'll rake it up to loosen it somewhat before I put in a layer of leaves and then dump in topsoil...which will have to wait till my refund comes!!

Carol...have you got pics????
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Postby Eeyore » May 05, 2008 11:25 am

Looking great already Kelly!
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Postby MareE » May 07, 2008 2:27 pm

WOW!! Your project's going great guns, K! What're the dimensions—about 14' X 10'? Hope your community has an "In Blooms" association. If not, start one. Love seeing front yards (and unnecessary driveway) become gardens.

Cars, way da go "helping" your Sis with hers!

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Postby kelly_m » May 07, 2008 2:58 pm

Hmmm...good question MareE...and sounds about right!!!

Kwho'll have to get out the tape measure!
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Postby Venice » May 07, 2008 6:16 pm

How come the area always looks bigger as your digging, but smaller as your planting. ahhaha

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Postby kelly_m » May 07, 2008 7:01 pm

That is one of those great mysteries in life, Ven!
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Postby MareE » May 07, 2008 7:21 pm

Introducing the "Adorable" fanny-pack sized measuring device, ladies. As you can plainly see, it's small enuff to surreptitiously(sp) whip out from back pocket when lady-likeness of racking up footage of other's gardens is a forgone conclusion.

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