• landscaping

    Green and serene: My woodsy sitting area

    by  • September 18, 2017 • Garden, landscaping

    Finished,..for now...

    First exercise,…then relax……completing a ‘relaxing’ project! Friends, I’ve been stretching, doing knee bends and weight-lifting! At the gym? No,…my latest big garden project! Not too big a deal but I’ve been meaning to spiff up my sad, little sitting area under the big oak and started this week, by finding new chair cushions.. Serene...

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    Tim and Barbara’s carefree artist garden

    by  • July 30, 2012 • Garden art, landscaping

    A nearly native drought tolerant garden Tim and Barbara Fruehe came into the True Value Garden Center with a list of needed plants that we could really work with!  Their ambitious whole house-whole yard renovation was winding down and they were at the point where the outdoor hardscape was done and the soil was...

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    Then and Now-The stamped patio

    by  • August 18, 2011 • Home Building, landscaping

    In a series of Then and Now photos, it’s satisfying to look back nostalgically to see how far we have come.  Bought in 2000, and in a completely natural area, we’ve striven to preserve the beauty of our 7 acres near the Sierra foothills of California, as we make a place for ourselves in this beautiful...

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    First Flower Beds

    by  • May 1, 2006 • Garden, landscaping

    We have lived here for 8 months and five of those in the new house. As far as the garden goes, the first big priority was to dispose of the huge piles of construction debris...our responsibility according to our contract with Western Homes.

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