Refresh

Now that we have completed all the rock walls in the left side of the yard, they will need to be capped with wood like our other wall. As I was refreshing my memory on how I did the cap on the first one, I realized how worn it was. Since it has been a…

June Comparisons

HAPPY CANADA DAY! Being the nerds that we are, we decided to track our harvests last year. We chose weight as that was the mode of measurement that made the most sense. Our hope had been to see from year to year, when to expect certain garden items to be ready for harvest. There are…

Level Up Achieved

Convenient timing for this post. Not only our 100th post, but also a major levelling-up in our backyard oasis. Rocks have been a major theme in our landscaping adventure, especially in the last year. We have gone from building rock walls to finishing gardens with rocks and planters to make for easier maintenance. I love…

Refinished

Projects, projects and more projects. I guess one good thing about isolating and working from home is that I have a flexible schedule that has allowed me to complete a lot of projects this year. Have to look at the positives right? Well I am, and I am positively happy with all the progress that…

Oops!

Rain, lots of rain. And then some more rain. So much rain for a semi-arid desert! Yep, you guessed it, our forecast has been non-stop rain for the last few weeks. It is finally getting hot and sunny, but tomorrow it should be back to rain. On top of all the rain, it turns out…

Planter Box Trellis Build Plans

Here are the plans for building the trellis that can be added to the planter boxes I previously provided plans for. You can also use these plants to add trellis to existing planter boxes you may have, with a few adjustments to the measurements. LUMBER & SUPPLIES NEEDED 3 – 2” x 3” x 8’…

Planter Build Plans

This is a little later than expected, but working from home and then writing blogs in my spare time can be a little daunting. Especially when the sun is shining and I desperately want to get outside and enjoy it. Below are the plans for each of the planters we built for our front garden….

Tucked in

Now that we had all the beds built, it was time to get them setup in the front garden. Before we put the landscaping fabric down, we put all the planters in place to ensure we had a nice level area for them. A few needed some bricks and adjustments to keep the planter level….

Every Tool in the Shop (Almost)

Once we got the leak issue sorted out, we focussed our energy on building beautiful planters with lattice for climbing flowers. I spent a day drawing out the planters, how they would be built, figured out a cultist and what it would cost us from our hardware store. I will put a separate post out…

Unintentional water feature

Since we moved into our house, I have hated the front garden beds. They had juniper bushes along with another type of bush, all starting to encroach on our path and lawn. I hacked them back and then had to look at the big brown spaces on them for the last 2 years because they…