Monday, July 11, 2016
A Deck - 40 years later
1977 - the deck has been built and landscaped - see that rock layer?
1985 - everything is filling in and more grass has been removed
1987 - a dogwood is providing a nice vista
Fast forward to 2012 - the original yews are so tall you cannot see the deck
August 16, 2015 morning - I've had enough and decide the yews must go
August 16, 2016 evening - it takes all day to cut back one shrub
August 23, 2015 - two shrubs have all green branches removed
May 1, 2016 - time to remove the other two shrubs and cut everything to the ground
June 13, 2016 - the yews are gone and the re-planting begins. That is still the original dogwood and mock orange from 1977.
July, 2016 - the deck is cleaned, the furniture is out and I am ready to relax. HaHa.
The view from the deck
I still have work to do planting more flowers, but first I need to uncover all the egg rock that was originally laid down back in 1973. Remember it from that first picture? It's buried under 40+ years of dirt, leaves and decaying mulch. Which goes a long way to explaining why I am not blogging.