The blog date says Tuesday, April 29 but actually it is being posted on Wednesday, April 30th. I started it Tuesday and finished it today, the 30th. I don't know how to make the date change. Sorry.
(Thanks to Donna, of By His Grace Alone... who told me how to do this, I have now been able to change the date. Thank you Donna and thank you for visiting.)
Owen and Deborah with 3/4's of their yard showing here. The brick patio and fire-ring was designed and hand laid by Owen. The "privacy wall" or rustic fence as we decided to call it, is to their right. Behind them is another quarter of the yard unfinished but showing a vegetable patch, covered with a fine mesh to keep the birds and squirrels out. All tenderly planted and cared for by Deborah.
The lilac bush is about to spring into bloom and the tulips have put on a good display. Deborah chooses and plants all the flowers and shrubs. Clematis is planned for the arch.
Owen saw a bean support at a local garden shop and decided he could just as easily make one as buy one. So this is it, waiting for Deborah's beans.
Behind the "rustic fence" (partly seen on the right of the first photo) is the gazebo built by Owen, and the beginning of a curved walkway can be seen here. We had great fun matching the two sides of the curved path, but it is all set now to have the bricks embedded.
At the opposite side of the patio from the arch, Owen has built this little hutch to house the wood for the evening's entertainment around the fire.
And to the left of this, is the waterfall against the neighbor's fence, with the privacy wall right-angled to it. The waterfall plants are just beginning to fill in around the rocks. Deborah is planning honeysuckle for the neighbor's fence. By this time next year, when we will visit them again, most of all this work will be finished, including pea gravel and bark chips on walks where needed. It is amazing how much they can do in a day! Such hard work and so talented, both of them.