Friday, August 12, 2011

There is a lot of stuff I didn't talk about this season!


As with any garden, things are in flux all year round. Here, we (well...Eric) did some hardscape stuff which we've been toying with since we moved in here 7 years ago. True to his nickname at work - The Larsonist - Eric scored a ton of pavers and stone which was destined to the grinder at a gravel yard. Here was our crappy asphalt walkway before:



And this is what I came home to one night after work: 

 as you can see...this would most definitely qualify as an "Oh Crap" project! LOL It was fun trying to figure out with Eric how the walkway was going to work with a mix of materials. He had grabbed a bunch of Unilock pavers in tan and these beyond wonderful, large tan/gray/pink stones. Luckily the colors worked well with the pavers and the bluestone caps he had for the stairs. We decided to make the stones the featured part of the walkway and used the pavers as a border, more or less. Luckily as well, the old walkway's width worked beautifully with what we thought up:


The finished product ended up being stunning if I don't say so myself! I am so blessed I have a husband who can "do stuff."


Love it!!!

4 comments:

Susan said...

Oh my gosh! That looks freakin' amazing. I can't believe what you pulled off with "found" materials. What a team! Now go give the Larsonist a back massage.

Bliss said...

that pathway is amazing. love that it was reclaimed stones.

The Garden Consultant said...

Oh, I like that phrase - reclaimed materials!

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