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20 August 2008
front entry landscaping
We’ve been enjoying our addition for a number of months now...the “hotel stay” feeling is finally abating and it’s feeling very much like “home”. That said, there is still a lot of moving-things-around work to do inside and as such, I have not been able to take any acceptable pictures (to me) of the interior to present here in this BLOG. I know that’s disappointing, but I prefer to wait until I have more things in place...we still need a few furniture additions, some area rugs and all of the art hung.
That said, I’m quite pleased to note that today I all but finished up the landscaping around and about the new front entry, following after Dan the Mason’s excellent work on our retaining wall and walkway. Both the wall and walk created a very inviting pathway and space delineation that features what I’ll call a parabolic arc with a reverse curve near the driveway end of the porch. In my landscaping design, I was able to echo that curve in the border between the planting beds/rock garden and the grassy area. It really works nicely and I’m quite pleased with the end result.
Right now, the beds have little in the way of plantings...that will come later in the fall when we are able to source and plant an assortment of perennials that favor a mix of sun and shade. Mother Nature was quite generous in providing off our property some wonderful limestone boulders and smaller rocks to give some hard scape texture. I’m just thankful that I have the big orange power tool (Kubota tractor with loader and backhoe) to do the heavy work!
Anyway, here are some pictures of the completed landscape work just outside our new front door.