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Category: Garden Projects | Posted: Fri Feb 18, 2011 4:16 am

More foundation work and hardscaping continued through 2010. Barbed wire fencing was torn out and new wooden fencing replaced it. Very fine looking. I want to cover it wisteria or some other climbing plant, but my husband refuses. Can't say I blame him too much. The fence really does look beautiful just the way it is!

Then we installed 3 bridges at varying points along the creek that runs through the property. Besides being beautiful, they serve the very practical purpose of providing dry access between all the pastures. Since the day we bought this property, I have wanted a covered bridge, and my husband did, in fact, make me one! It will be a focal point from the house site, and another prime spot for me to develop a garden around.

The boggy area around the small creek that feeds the pond has dried out nicely. We brought in truck loads of dirt to raise the area somewhat, and dug a small little "pond-ette" to help collect water from this area. The mulch has been spread, and a fire pit built. Along with the azaleas I planted last spring, in the fall I put in daffodils in some of the brighter areas. I am currently trying to map out a design for this area, and will hopefully spend this summer planting in this area.

The euonymous I planted around the gazebo last year has turned out to be a mistake. It did not do well at all. I will transplant this spring with Buford holly. (I have that up near a concrete storage building, near the house site, and it has performed very well.) The weeping willow, day lilies and calla lilies also performed well at the gazebo. This week we have someone installing screening on the gazebo, to keep out the wasps and birds that kept trying to build nests all over the ceiling last summer.

fence along north border ( photo / image / picture from arleene's Garden )

covered bridge ( photo / image / picture from arleene's Garden )

Northern boundary fence ( photo / image / picture from arleene's Garden )

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Netty wrote on Fri Feb 18, 2011 1:32 pm:

Your covered bridge is beautiful! Your hubby did a great job!


KK Ng wrote on Fri Feb 18, 2011 1:41 pm:

Nice fencing and beautiful covered bridge!


Jewell wrote on Sat Feb 19, 2011 7:17 pm:

What a lovely area with wonderful hardscapes. Very blessed indeed :)

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