Cyndie and I are on our second season of creation and construction of the backyard oasis. This project has been extensive – lots of dirt and rock moved; all by hand. No single master plan existed when we started. There were many small plans that have come together on paper, in our minds and dreams. Much work was completed last year and even more continues this year. It is a labor of love creating a peaceful backyard oasis where you can relax over your lunch break, kick back after a long day at work or spend the better park of a Saturday lounging around listening to the stream, smelling the blooms and watching the wildlife.
As I post this and am looking at the pano-view above I see so many changes that happened yesterday immediately following the picture. It is amazing what can be accomplished in a single day. You cannot fully appreciate all that has transpired without seeing the before (coming soon), but I’ll take you around the space with a quick photo-tour.
Leaving the backdoor into the yard from the deck [completed last year]:
Up the path towards the pond patio [completed last year]:
The pond, stream and four waterfalls [completed last year]:
Right side flower garden [completed last year]:
Wiener Run (stairway to Wiener Trail) [completed last year]:
Wiener Trail [completed last year]:
Upper vegetable garden (carrots, spinach, dill, beans, cantaloupe, watermelon, dumpling squash, strawberries and blueberries [new this year]:
Hammock patio [new this year]:
View from Hammock patio [main patio and pergola completed last year]:
Left side flower garden [partially completed last year] and “the pit” (foreground). The pit has functioned as our plant staging place, bin and potting container collection site and home of “chippy” which Audrey is hunting currently. Still formulating a plan in my mind for the pit area:
Backyard entrance – flower pallet [new this year]:
Lower vegetable garden [completed last year]:
Side herb garden [new this year]:
*All rock for walls were picked by hand and hauled by car and set to rest manually in the yard. Good times 🙂