|One jackhammer, one crowbar and lots of muscle.|
Of course there remained the small matter of moving 80 sq. ft of concrete.
|The staggered path is complete and the patio started|
|Close up of pebble inserts|
Inspired by Karen Stefonick's design
at the Northwest Flower &
Garden Show this year.
The hard work is now almost done with the stonework finished, the wiring in place and the mountains of soil leveled. We worked through gales, monsoons and hail storms over several weekends before having a celebratory glass of wine in the sunshine just a few days ago.
|Now we just need a water feature, lights and lots of plants!|
|Detail of stepping stones connecting the main path|
to the patio. By cutting a 3' x 16" x 6" stone step in
half we were able to create two smaller steps to navigate
the change in elevation from the front door down to the
My hope is that the Ibuprofen-numbing pain of this experience will be but a hazy memory by next summer, because I have plans for the back garden which make this project look like a warm up….
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