One of the projects I had wanted done was to have the path to the front door moved. To get to the front door before you had to walk up the drive way and then in front of the flower garden. Very uninteresting and made for a ho-hum look to the property. I wanted the path done in tumbled stone but we could not afford that so utilized the paving stones we owned. Richard curved the path as you see here in the picture. We found the bamboo fence type product in the Dollar Store and added that along the edge, plus white rock in the gaps the paving stones left when curved, we also utilized old brick that we either dug up or rescued from the company that handled the safety issue of our chimneys after they caped them off.
On the left side besides the two red wood dogwood shrubs we have added two nine bark shrubs which have burgundy coloured leaves (see picture below), these will be a nice contrast to the green dogwood and white house. Also on the leftside are Day lilies, Liatris and Tiger lilies. We have a small garden in front which off sets the path which I like.
|Richard working on leveling the last paving stone|
|Nine Bark shrub|
After the hedge was cut down we were left with a bare piece of ground that had been covered by a very thick hedge. Richard had a great idea to plant one of those wild flower mixes in the area and this is what we ended up with. We are really hoping that the poppies and bachelor buttons will reseed themselves. We had a ton of people stop and complement us on how pretty that part of the garden looked this year.
|Wild flower mix|
|With the hedge cut down|
This is how the back, front corner looked with the hedge down and pond completed. This winter someone has very kindly knocked out that far end of our fence.
|weeping cherry tree|
|Hops and Virginia Creeper|
I am glad we took the summer to stay home having a late vacation. It gave us lots of time to work in and enjoy our garden. We finished the front path, had fish in the ponds and got to enjoy all our new lilies, plants and shrubs.