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