How I spent my weekend - part 3

@ElicBxn (60052)
United States
April 4, 2016 2:47pm CST
On Sunday morning, we were up and had almost all the plants that we were going to plant in pots or our stair step garden, planted. I had also laid out the weed barrier and put the stakes where they needed to go, all S would have to do was nail them into the dirt. When he arrived, he went and got one of my extension cords and started sawing the landscape timbers while we finished up the planting in pots. An hour or so later, he said he needed more landscape timbers and he had put out the 9 bags of dirt we had left Off we go to Home Depot again, this time the same one we had gone to the night before, because they had the best riding carts of the 3 of them and the roomie and I needed those carts. I picked up a packet of cucumber seeds and two more, somewhat smaller trellises and some solar powered LED lights. He got 5 more timbers, and some lumber to make a handrail, that you can see in the picture, so the roomie could more easily get between the garden and that little spot in the middle of the yard that is actually dirt covering up a large root that has been out of the dirt since I moved in 32 years ago. We have planted some flowers in the dirt we put there. I went off after we left Home Depot to pick up a gift card so the young man can take his lovely wife out for a "date" and the roomie offered to kid sit - that means I'll be sitting with the kiddos too... I ran and got us burgers - I had a chicken sandwich - for "lunch" at around 4. He finished up just shy of 6 and headed off leaving us with the lovely garden you can see in the picture. He put in 10 hours of hard work, and the roomie and I put in a few more, but not the heavy lifting stuff he did - like we could do that stuff anymore. Here is a picture of our stair step herb garden. http://www.mylot.com/post/2912203/how-i-spent-my-weekend-part-2
For the third year in a row, the roomie wanted a garden. Last year we got a few tomatoes off our plants, and some herbs. This year the roomie wanted to do an...
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@Tampa_girl7 (21281)
• United States
5 Apr 16
That's a good looking garden.
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@ElicBxn (60052)
• United States
5 Apr 16
Thanks, we let S use it as an example of his work along with the cabinet he built for us a couple of year ago.
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@GardenGerty (90213)
• Marion, Kansas
29 Apr 16
@ElicBxn I would like those cupboards.
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@ElicBxn (60052)
• United States
29 Apr 16
@GardenGerty I picked furniture grade plywood to have it made from, yeah, cost a bit more, but is way more attractive in the long run...
• Lakewood, Colorado
4 Apr 16
Really a lovely view there of that garden El. What a lovely shady place as well. Truly looks like heaven to me.. So much. Hope the kiddos were good
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@ElicBxn (60052)
• United States
4 Apr 16
Most of these plants want more sun than the front yard can provide, but the dogs won't let us put it in the back yard.
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• Lakewood, Colorado
4 Apr 16
@ElicBxn Yes I understand that El.
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@GardenGerty (90213)
• Marion, Kansas
29 Apr 16
Your stair step garden is awesome. I think for now all my gardening efforts will go in one kind of a container or another.
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@ElicBxn (60052)
• United States
29 Apr 16
I originally saw one on Hometalk, but the roomie's nephew just got the stair form and built it that way - a bit more of a footprint, but a lot less work!
@marlina (60841)
• Canada
4 Apr 16
That's a smart idea to do it that way in the steps.
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@ElicBxn (60052)
• United States
4 Apr 16
I saw the idea on Hometalk, and the roomie's nephew went with actual stairs rather than having to cut them himself.