Thought you might like to see where it all started. I came across some old photos recently. These show the house its first summer 12 years ago. Pardon the quality of theses older pics. They're PD (pre-digital).
|First season for the lawn and schnauzer Clayton|
In my neck of the woods, it's VERY sandy. After construction, I was left with a beach for a front yard. I immediately started a lawn to keep the dust down. Yards of compost were raked into the sand. Bags of grass seed were scattered on top. Sprinklers attached to hoses on timers kept things watered while I was in the city during the week. The plantings and stonework were added slowly over the years.
|The patio addition|
I started out an impatient neophyte with grand plans. But the process of making this garden has taught me horticulture, design, budgeting and patience along the way. Year by year, I added plantings, stonework and structures, only hiring out for the heavy lifting or projects beyond my ability.
While I always think there much more to do, these pictures remind me that my Hamptons garden has come a long way.