Thursday, June 4, 2009

We have a little project!

I get these wild ideas. It happens when work slows down for the guys and I'm left to find things for them to do around here. We've got to keep everyone employed you know. I have a whole "honey-do" list but wild ideas are another thing altogether. Heehee!

The idea here was to take out the ginormous Japanese Maple and replace it with the French Arbor that Brittany and Jeremy were married under on the upper lawn almost three years ago. That in itself was quite the project! Not the married part, the Japanese Maple removal part. ;o) Needless to say, the maple couldn't be saved. I wanted it out and I wasn't waiting till next spring when it was still dormant. Crazy, I know. No one said I was the brightest bulb in the box. ;o)
We also cut out a four foot swath of grass out along the pool deck edge to add yet another planting bed.

Here is the stonework in progress....a lovely round shape to echo the shape of the arbor. My son, Justin, lay the stone while my son-in-law, Jeremy, worked on the puzzling the pieces together. Bill hauled the stone in stack by stack from the driveway to the back garden. What a team effort!! Goooooo team!!

The stone foundation is in and they're working on putting the arbor into place. There is leveling and more leveling before the top goes on.

A great days work!! It looks just as I'd imagined! And, they wired it for lights!! I love it when it works out like that. Now comes all the planting. That takes me awhile....
Warmest bear hugs, Aleta


Adrienne said...

A little project? It's gorgeous. I can see why you wanted to do this one. Let us see it again and again as the plantings are finished and begin to grow. And please let us know what wonderful things you do with your pretty arbor. My imagination runs wild! ~Adrienne~

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Nancy said...

Oh Aleta...

Such a lovely project. The arbor is beautiful there and the stonework just finishes it...You have such a lovely piece of pretty.

Have a wonderful week!
Hugs, Nancy

Bumpkin Bears said...

looks like a beautiful project. Congratulations on your beautiful grandaughter, she is so sweet. Hugs, Catherine x

Barn House said...

WOW...that looks GREAT! Your place looks amazing...very clean cut. Our place looks like a jungle right now...completely wild! We have 4 short weeks until The Flea to get it all pulled together. See you soon!