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This is going to be my longest thread ever!!!

To be a blank sheet a pine tree had to go...

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This is my future driveway side of the house. I am putting in a concrete barrier here.

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post-1270-060537000 1329428940_thumb.jpgI did all the work by hand except for my dirt cean up!

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post-1270-011048300 1329429127_thumb.jpg What a neighbor! Thanks Harold

Driveway will be started soon...

Next post the other side!

Randy

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I started this raised garden bed in late 2010. I stopped in march of 2011 to increase security do to events at that time. I laso had no idea how to get around the pine tree with the garden wall?

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These shots show where I left off in 2010. Also you can see I aquired more dirt! Corona gold!!! From the school remodel around the corner. There is alot of iron in the soil giving it an orangish color.

I now have a new next door nieghbor and he put in a driveway. He circled the pine tree and I copied his way with my garden wall. This is all design as I go!

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As you can see I made my way around the pine tree. There is more design work to consider at this time!

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When I started the circle around the pine tree I origonally stopped at our property line. It looked very incomplete. So without using gravel and dirt I put the garden stones around the tree on his property as a mockup.

My nieghbor loved it so I perminately installed the garden stones properly with gravel and dirt. I am quite pleased how it turned out! I am on hold now until I get that boat out of my backyard. It will be trapped back there if I procede!

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This thread is going to get palmy...

First pic has a group of palms, Trachycarpus sp., Copernica alba and Butia paraguayensis.

The second pic is (band roll playing!!!) Jubaea chilensis, I can't wait till it gets big!

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On the other side I did some planting. Dypsis plumosa and Ravenea glauca.

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In September I have a Palm Society member from Austrailia visiting me. My goal (a lofty one!) is to have that garden wall complete and the pavered side walk a drive way installed. I have to put in a leach line for laundry where the boat is now. Then I can erect a covered patio also where the boat is now. Except for the backhoe I am doing all the work.

I will add post to this thread as things get done.

Randy

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Randy,

Lots of work there, and great progress! Must be very satisfying to see the change. And more to come! Best of luck! :)

Bo-Göran

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nice chronicaling,randy.

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Nice work, Randy! :greenthumb: Grow, palms, grow! :)

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Looks good Randy!

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I am really impressed with how you are doing almost all the work. I love doing projects in the yard too. I like how you figured out how to do the wall with the pine there. It looks totally like you had planned it to be that way regardless of the pine! The curves add to the wall.

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Nice work Randy. You have done a lot and your backyard looks great!

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Randy,

I do hope by September you'll have that garden wall complete and all that goes with same. Looking forward to visitors, always gives one an extra boost of energy to get something done. GREAT WORK! :) Looking really Good! :)

KPL

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Randy

Your garden and front yard looks amazing. It has changed quite a bit since I was last there. I can't imagine how everything will look in a couple of years.

Tin

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