Thursday, October 18, 2007


After completing the raised beds, the next step was to lay out the pavers and fill in the spaces with good garden soil.
After much debating about what trees to plant in the middle of the raised beds, we decided on Crape Mrytles. We fell in love with them when we were at the Capital Building in Washington D.C. They are also drought tolerant once established, and best of all, they bloom at the end of the summer when everything else is done!
Finally the day came to plant all 325 creeping thyme plants. Daryl had located them for me and then graciously kept them in his propagation house until the end of September. Josiah actually potted them up. Daryl even chose pots the depth of the pavers, so that when I planted them I didn't have to dig down into that hard sod underneath. Since the rains came early this year, I only had to hand water them twice! Creeping thyme is very drought tolerant and so should not need any watering by next summer!
The last "step"! It took 5 Saturday's to finish just that part of it.
We are very happy with the end results.Josiah and I made another dry creek bed as a detour. While the steps were being built we had no way to get building materials and the lawnmower to the lower part of the yard.


Blogger Cathy said...

Oh my gosh, you guys are unbelievable! That is so beautiful and it'll be the perfect spot for special occasions!

Thursday, October 18, 2007 at 7:49:00 PM PDT  
Anonymous Brenda Friesen said...

Wow, what a beautiful yard. I can't wait to see it when I come home in April.

Friday, October 19, 2007 at 1:26:00 PM PDT  
Blogger Drew & Jess Reber said...

Well done, I like the steps to the lower part.

Saturday, October 20, 2007 at 5:48:00 AM PDT  
Blogger Cathy said...

The steps are my favorite too!

Sunday, October 21, 2007 at 8:37:00 PM PDT  

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