As the snow flies and the temperature struggles to make it into the teens
I can't think of a better thing to do than look back on the old before garden
and plan for what lies ahead in this wonderful space!
after you made your way through the fauna barrier with your machete
you came to the most charming gate leading to the backyard
seriously....I love a secret garden that looks like this...the colors in the fall were spectacular that year!
but this is where Mr. PV and I travel a different path
he likes order and symmetry
I like wild and free
he has more money than I do so...
order it is!
I must admit...I have begun to love order too..and this is a great space for it
this fountain was a great deal heavier than they told us at the garden store
these parts alone were very very heavy
but first comes the gravel path
with the help of a few great neighbors
the stone border is leftover from what we removed from the house
when we connected the garage apartment to the main house
we live right smack dab in the middle of the oil patch
this gravel is not widely used for gardens, but rather on rig sites
moving the fountain was going to take some careful thought
thank goodness Miss Betty was on hand for the smart part
after the gravel is down, this gate had to be removed for a moment
this favor cost me a pan or two of sticky buns!
cute carpenter man is always there to lend a hand!
(on this cold blustery day I find myself swooning over those puffy summer clouds)
(the next few photos were inspiration found on pinterest)
Are you ready for today?
(well not exactly today since it's 9 degrees)
- drank quite a bit of wine while we were discussing the space..you know...the wild/tame thing
- cleared the space
- created borders for an herb garden with the leftover luder stone
- put in plumbing and electricity for the fountain and to water the space
- put in the old world fountain
- planted our garden
- made lots of future plans...mainly for a small vineyard and a bee hive
Moving that very very heavy fountain...it was HEAVY!
The vineyard space was laid out this fall
a few trial grapes started
Mr. PV is happy!
and intend to spend these cold winter days loving every single moment of planning ahead!