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New Garden & Arbour (Before, Middle & After)

Postby Kim1981 » Jun 25, 2012 2:36 pm

My husband and I put in a garden 2 years ago in our backyard. The yard has a slope that leads down to the water so my hubby made an Arbour a stone stairway that goes thru the middle. Here's some pix of before, middle and after. Enjoy.
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we were gonna put in a waterfall going down which is why you see plastic sheeting on the side, then we changed our mind.
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Re: New Garden & Arbour (Before, Middle & After)

Postby Mygrandmeresgarden » Jun 25, 2012 2:45 pm

That's absolutely gorgeous! Wow that's quite the transformation. Thanks for sharing!
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Re: New Garden & Arbour (Before, Middle & After)

Postby Kim1981 » Jun 25, 2012 3:27 pm

Thank you. I forgot to add a photo from the top. I put in a stone pathway that goes around the back of the house. I planted some thyme in between the rocks, just waiting for it to fill in.
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Re: New Garden & Arbour (Before, Middle & After)

Postby B_BQ » Jun 25, 2012 5:21 pm

What a great job; certainly worth all the hard work you obviously put in. It's gorgeous. Me? I see something with a deep colour up against or meandering over that arch!! lol
I lived on waterfront property until 6+ years ago and we had a focal point where we used to sit with a glass of wine and watch the water. I miss it, but not the nearly 2-acres on a slope!
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Re: New Garden & Arbour (Before, Middle & After)

Postby CdnChelsea » Jun 25, 2012 7:48 pm


Your husband did a great job with the arbor and walkway. Your gardens are beautiful too.
Congratulations on a job well done.

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are never alone or weary of life" ~ Rachel Carson
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Re: New Garden & Arbour (Before, Middle & After)

Postby Heidi S » Jun 25, 2012 8:39 pm

Great result! I agree something luscious growing up the side will be delightful. Those stones for the steps are substantial - looks great. Is that a natural stone available where you are?
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Re: New Garden & Arbour (Before, Middle & After)

Postby Kim1981 » Jun 25, 2012 10:04 pm

I can't remember what the name of the stone is. We bought them from a stone supplier and they weighed a lot! I think they were over 250lb each. Took 4 men to carry each one. Hubby def. earned some brownie points.
I have a climbing hydrangae on the one side of the arbour. The one on the other side didn't make it. We have a lot of shade in our yard. Basically our whole property only gets sun in the morning for a few hours or in the afternoon. No full-day sun. Kinda sucks but hostas and ferns are my favourite anyway so it works out.
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Re: New Garden & Arbour (Before, Middle & After)

Postby Eeyore » Jun 25, 2012 10:56 pm

Absolutely beautiful!
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Re: New Garden & Arbour (Before, Middle & After)

Postby Laura » Jun 26, 2012 7:47 am

Beautiful !!!

Do I see a doggie at the top of the stairs ? .... Could you tell us his/her name and breed (Beagle (?) )
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Re: New Garden & Arbour (Before, Middle & After)

Postby karen03 » Jun 26, 2012 9:13 am

wow! so beautiful.
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