Landscaping: Week 13

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May 15-19, 2000

Plants and trees started showing up this week. Lots of pictures.

Planter box

Planter box

Planter box
no wires, no pipes

no wires, no pipes

no wires, no pipes
soil prep

soil prep

soil prep
new hose bib

new hose bib

new hose bib
pear trees

pear trees

pear trees
hedge shrubs

hedge shrubs

hedge shrubs
Akebono cherry

Akebono cherry

Akebono cherry
Japanese Maple

Japanese Maple

Japanese Maple
Ginko

Ginko

Ginko
BBQ Pad

BBQ Pad

BBQ Pad

The sprinkler control wires have been brought into the pool equipment enclosure. At the same time, the back-flush hose was replaced with plastic pipe that was routed directly to a drain.
Back-flushing the pool filter now brings the water out to the curb. The concrete base for the BBQ pad was pored.

Soil is being prepared in the plant areas near the house. A drain has also been added for the new downspout. A hose bib was installed close to the dining room door – convenient.

Trees and shrubs have started arriving. Non-bearing pear trees will go in the back yard; their height used to shield the master bedroom from the neighbor’s yard and driveway. The hedge shrubs are evergreen, so they should provide year round privacy. The Akebono cherry trees will go on the hill by the side of the pool. The Japanese Maple with the thin, pointy leaves will go by the front entranceway (Mitsuko’s one requirement). The Ginko will go inside the fence at the corner of the driveway.

More plants will arrive tomorrow. While the planting is going on I painted the dining room. Later this week I’ll seal the floor and fireplace.

a driveway forest

a driveway forest

a driveway forest
the forest from another angle

the forest from another angle

the forest from another angle
Pistash

Pistash

Pistash
Akebono cherry on hillside

Akebono cherry on hillside

Akebono cherry on hillside
Rare maple at entrance

Rare maple at entrance

Rare maple at entrance
Pear from master bedroom porch

Pear from master bedroom porch

Pear from master bedroom porch
More pear (non fruit bearing)

More pear (non fruit bearing)

More pear (non fruit bearing)
Ginko

Ginko

Ginko
Birch, plus shrubs

Birch, plus shrubs

Birch, plus shrubs
Plum along driveway

Plum along driveway

Plum along driveway
Japanese Maple by BBQ pad

Japanese Maple by BBQ pad

Japanese Maple by BBQ pad
Cooke's purple Wisteria by gate

Cooke’s purple Wisteria by gate

Cooke’s purple Wisteria by gate

Lots of things planted today: 5 cherry trees on the hillside, 7 pear in the back, 3 plum along the driveway, a birch, a pistash, and several varieties of Maple. Note: none of the trees are fruit bearing. The maples in particular are gorgeous, but all look great. More things to come tomorrow.

The pear will do a nice job of screening the view of the neighbors driveway once they fill out. The deep red/purple of the plum in the front looks good against the green of the neighboring trees in the background. The are also tall enough that they can be seen from inside the fence. Quite nice.

around the elm tree

around the elm tree

around the elm tree
around one of the maples

around one of the maples

around one of the maples
between BBQ area and fence

between BBQ area and fence

between BBQ area and fence
fence crawlers

fence crawlers

fence crawlers
side of pool house

side of pool house

side of pool house
this used to be a dog run

this used to be a dog run

this used to be a dog run
shrubs around pear trees

shrubs around pear trees

shrubs around pear trees
this will grow into a hedge

this will grow into a hedge

this will grow into a hedge
outside the fence

outside the fence

outside the fence
close up

close up

close up

It’s official. I can’t remember the names of 80% of the things going in the ground. I was holding my own yesterday, but have given up. I’m going to have to get a book or three on gardening – ones with lots of pictures – to figure out what it is that’s being planted. All I know is that it looks good!

While they’re putting things in the ground I’m sealing the dining room floor and fireplace, plus oiling more of the new fencing. One more coat of sealer and the dining room can go back together. I hope the old furniture looks OK with the new floor and new paint.

by the front door

by the front door

by the front door
seat wall by the shed

seat wall by the shed

seat wall by the shed
entrance to BBQ area

entrance to BBQ area

entrance to BBQ area
by the pool equipment enclosure

by the pool equipment enclosure

by the pool equipment enclosure
behind the pool house

behind the pool house

behind the pool house
back yard

back yard

back yard
out the dining room door

out the dining room door

out the dining room door
by the family room

by the family room

by the family room
in front of the house

in front of the house

in front of the house
outside the fence

outside the fence

outside the fence

Too much stuff being planted to go into it in detail, so I’m just taking snapshots of the yard from various angles. Other times I just sit and stare!

the right of the garage

the right of the garage

the right of the garage
close-up, right of the garage

close-up, right of the garage

close-up, right of the garage
side of the garage

side of the garage

side of the garage
side yard

side yard

side yard
back yard along the house

back yard along the house

back yard along the house
door to guest room

door to guest room

door to guest room
close-up: by guest room

close-up: by guest room

close-up: by guest room
end of the back yard

end of the back yard

end of the back yard
view from master bedroom (1)

view from master bedroom (1)

view from master bedroom (1)
view from master bedroom (2)

view from master bedroom (2)

view from master bedroom (2)

What a difference a week makes. The stuff planted to the right of the garage makes it hard to get to the hose, though. This will change.

 

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