October 6, 2021
Imagination, Day 37—raised beds with patio and pathways, #2
‘To exist is to change, to change is to mature, to mature is to go on creating oneself endlessly.”
A lot of readers tell me that they enjoy watching a garden project progress. Six days ago, I wrote, “lady for whom we are working wants an innovative, prepared garden site in which she can perform her whimsical gardening talents and techniques. So I won’t be planting this one—my team and I will prepare the site and then turn it over to her.”
We’ve been working around a pretty good bit of rain, but the garden site is progressing. A number of water flow issues have hopefully been resolved, and the design is coming together.
The home was sold with copious amounts of brick pavers in and around the yard and these are being used for bordering the raised beds and what will be pea-gravel walkways.
One of the rules of the design was that the beds should be narrow enough or the paths placed well enough that the planting areas could be reached from two sides. This seems to be working out well.
We are building the patio with new bricks so that the surface will be uniform and smooth. We would have finished the patio before the rain but I figured the materials and my math was just a bit off—Hey, I have an English degree, what would you expect?
Our next steps will be to work on finessing the walkway preparation as we finish the patio and then we will wait for the ground to dry enough for a gravel truck to come in. This will be a 3500 square foot, five-room garden with a bird bath. The patio living room sits in the middle of the garden so there will be a wonderful view from any direction.
The garden will be enjoyed from the inside out and the outside in.