One teeny-tiny little trip to the ER and suddenly the bloom is off the rose for Beloved Husband on the potting shed project!
It’s been some time since my last update on the Potting Shed Project, so I thought I’d let you know what’s been going on. In between slicing his thumb to the bone with an Exacto knife while repairing a severed electrical line to the potting shed, BH also did his heroic bit flying down to Tennessee to rescue the Westie puppies. And there’s been lots of bad weather. And I’ve had a big garden tour/party to get ready for which meant lots of projects on the sidelines.
So here is where we stand now. BH drew up a plan to scale with a top and front view. We are planning to install brick walkways and some fencing in the back. Boxwood will be the plant of choice as a simple edger/border, low maintenance being a key deciding factor.
Do you see in the two upper corners a symbol for “something?” My initial thought was to install two tuteurs in those corners, but now I am thinking maybe crape myrtles. I welcome your opinions. Please.
This drawing is not set in stone but we needed it to determine just how much brick to buy and how big the fence sections should be. BH’s background in engineering comes in so handy around this old house.
Why fencing? Well, the potting shed kind of floats in the middle of a big parking area and needs a sense of enclosure.
Post holes have been dug and cement poured:
One of my favorite things in a garden is “mixed media” in pathways. We used leftover cobblestones to make a pathway to the potting shed door. Max, of course, has to investigate anything new. Oh yes, since these photos were taken we have been painting. The foundation is going to get a nice coat of black!
Oh yes, THIS arrived in the mail:
And then this happened:
But you’ll have to wait until the last potting shed post to see the awesomeness of what went on the roof!!
The next post on this project should be the finished product. The fun part will be starting soon — the planting of things. Can’t wait!
As always, thanks for reading,