Ready to plant! 'Before' pics

greenhaven(SW MI z6)June 15, 2012

My top soil came last night so I can finish grading and get my plants in the ground! Yay!

Ready and waiting:

Here you can see where I pushed the bedline way out after realizing the first was, obviously, much too small. ;o) The conifer is a straight species P. strobus. It will allow possibilities for full shade, morning sun, afternoon sun and full sun.

A wide view of my first planting area:

A brief look at the second area I have sprayed out, but undecided as to how I will plant it yet:

For funsies: mah man and mah dog!

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severnside

Aw, it's like a family group photo at the top...

    Bookmark   June 15, 2012 at 10:33PM
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firefightergardener(7/8)

Looks like a prime piece of earth! Enjoy and take many before photos! :)

I see some great conifers in pots there, you've already made some wonderful choices.

-Will

    Bookmark   June 16, 2012 at 1:38AM
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greenhaven(SW MI z6)

Lol, family group photo! I like it! :o)

Thanks Will, I think the journey is going to be a good one.

    Bookmark   June 16, 2012 at 12:49PM
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sluice

Looks great! I like the curved contours and grade of the bedlines.

    Bookmark   June 19, 2012 at 12:02AM
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ricksample(6)

Looks like you have a great piece of land and house too! Keep us updated on the after pics =)

    Bookmark   June 19, 2012 at 12:09PM
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arceesmith

Nice looking conifers you have there! Looks like you are starting with some real beauties and have plenty of land to develop a lifetime garden - have fun!

    Bookmark   June 19, 2012 at 2:51PM
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greenhaven(SW MI z6)

Got hot so the backfilling went slowly, then it rained, then I left town for a few days. Spending a few days in beautiful Door County, Wisconsin. Planting delayed, but should be done by the end of this weekend!

Thanks all for the compliments...hoping it turns out well! I can design the heck out of a defined space that gets "finished" right away but am still having trouble planning for the future and long-term gardening. I guess I should just come to terms with having to re-arrange things down the line.

    Bookmark   June 19, 2012 at 6:03PM
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