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May 2017: rock dust applied on pathways
Above: Rock dust being applied on the cobblestone pathways -- in the pouring rain!
April 2017: rustic fence
Above: a rustic semicurcular fence (the trelliswork made from the branches of hazelnut-bushes destroyed in a windstorm) to provide both a visual screen and noise barrier at the foot of the garden. Hop vines will soon be disguising the posts.
March 2017: new garden gates
Above left: revamped garden gates, east side. Right: a gate across the garden path to prevent Toby from wandering.
December 2016: a winter wonderland
Above: The weight of frozen snow bends a 15 foot viburnum down to the ground.
Above: Apparently hoping for more of the white stuff . . .
September 2016: the root of the problem
Above left: surface roots from cottonwood trees which damage cobblestone pathways have to be dug up and the paths relaid. Right: cottonwood roots which spread out into lawn areas also have to be pulled up.
February 2016: walk home, fly home
Above left: pathway being made to the front door, from scraps of Turkish marble. Right: a chickadee condominium.
January 2016: 'Timber!'
Above: My brother Doug and his son in-law Dave help remove dead and damaged broad-leaf maple trees.
December 2015: bridge over troubled waters
Above left: creating a trough for a waterfall, west side. Muddy work! Right: A wooden bridge near the head of the waterfall.
November 2015: activity overhead -- and underground
Above left: A violent windstorm damages several trees. Lots of clean-up! Right: heavy-grade plastic piping protecting electrical wiring for waterfall.
October 2015: retaining walls, steps
Above left: Boulder, dragged up from the bottom of east side ravine, being rolled across the sundeck into position to form part of a retaining wall on the garden's west side. Right: Completed retaining wall.
Above: Chunks of Turkish marble (rejects from a stone company) form new steps alongside waterfall. Right: Some local boulders are pale blue in colour, unlike the more common brown variety.
September 2015: bricks, rocks
Above left: Z-bricks taken up from front yard are laid out to form edging for grass pathways. Right: Rock from ravine being slowly hand-winched uphill.
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