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granite retaining wall and wine bottle borders: 2011 garden project underway

25 January 2011

My latest garden project involves removing several of last years wine bottle rows and digging deep into the hillside to flatten out the garden floor. The wine bottles will be replaced in a new configuration, to make more of a ‘feature’ of them. Additionally, I’ve carried lots of found, discarded granite countertop pieces to the back of the garden where they’ve become little retaining walls for new flower beds. The dirt I’m digging up at the front is going back there to fill up those beds. I’m hoping the result will be a more dramatic contrast in height in the garden, and that the materials will be highlighted in a more impactful way.

 

this is the garden "BEFORE" picture, taken 15 January 2011

this is the garden "BEFORE" picture, taken 15 January 2011

garden redesign underway, progress as of 21 January 2011

garden redesign underway, progress as of 21 January 2011

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2 responses

  1. I like the changes I see so far. Hope to see your final pictures on completion of your garden remodel

    January 25, 2011 at 9:02 am

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