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Transforming The Garden One Day At A Time

hillside garden in 2001When we moved into our house in late summer of 1999 our back garden was just a hill with grass that was very difficult to mow due to the fact that it is very steep and very uneven. A weedwacker was the only tool to do the job with. The picture to the right shows the way it looked in 2001.

Then in 2004 I started working daily for an hour in the garden. I learned that I can work/transform about one square yard in an hour. So every weekday weather permitting I have been outside working as soon as the ground was workable. Some years it was in mid to late April other years I could only start in May.

hillside garden in 2009Now I am down to the last part of the garden. I will show the pictures when I am done. But the hillside is done and I am so pleased the way it looks. I took the picture to the left this morning.

Yes, the area does not look the same any more for two reasons. First: in 2003 we had a hurricane come through town and it killed a lot of trees, including the beech trees on the hillside. Two: I removed all the grass and transformed the area.

By working in short segments I am not hurting my back and at the same time get things done. Slow and steady seems to really work.


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