Well, it’s finally finished! John powered through this weekend and completed the brick path and it looks great. Now I still have to think about some landscaping and other things but this is a big first step. Here is a before shot from a year and a half ago…
The gravel path was nice but so dusty in the summer and muddy in the winter. When I found the antique bricks I knew they would make a great path. Here is the After:
John worked really hard and did such a good job. He has amazing patience with projects like this as well as attention to detail. I was there for moral support!
Our hydrangeas have come in so nicely this year. Last year they barely bloomed at all but this year they have really taken off…
And the camellia that I hacked back to nothing is making a resurgence. I think by fall it is going to be full again but hopefully more manageable. I read that they respond well to aggressive pruning and I don’t think you can get more aggressive than what I did. You can see in the shot below all the leaves starting to come out:
Now I just have to keep the garden happy through our long dry summer. It was a lovely 69 degrees today but no rain in the forecast for the foreseeable future.
Speaking of which, my mom arrived today from Tallahassee, FL just in time to avoid the tropical storm that is flooding the state. She’ll be here for the next couple of weeks so I apologize if my posting slacks off a little.
Thanks for stopping by!