Friday, June 19, 2009

Still chugging along.

All of the planting was completed today.
We finished up with a charming little kitchen garden. Didn't get a chance to click off a photo but will do so soon.

The tall retaining walls were planted:
From Before and After Projects


Soil prep and planting above the food prep area.
Austin Roses, santolina, lavender.
From Before and After Projects



The outdoor food prep area.
Back splash is set with glass and slate tile mosaic and bluestone counter
and top shelf.
Stainless steel bbq yet to be fitted in.
From Before and After Projects

7 comments:

Michelle said...

Is that McGregor Lake rock on the wall? We used that on a low wall around our pool with a silver quartz cap and but it looks very similar to this. Lovely yard, the plants really set it off and will look very lush when they get fuller.

Carolyn G said...

Beautiful stonework! Love to see the progress!

Deviant Deziner said...

Michelle,
The stone suppliers here in my area are very secretive.
They make up names of the stone so that we landscapers cannot go directly to the quarry to purchase the stone.

They are calling this "cabernet wall stone".

Usually in some amount of time we find out exactly where the stone is coming from, but so far I haven't found this information out yet.

As an example they call a particular stone "Sonoma Bluff stone" and they sell it for about $ 275 a ton.
I know the quarry , it is in Sonoma and is named Sayers. When we go directly to the quarry we pay less than $95 a ton for the stone PLUS we get to pick our own rock instead of having to buy the stone in prepackaged pallets.

Deviant Deziner said...

Michelle,
The stone suppliers here in my area are very secretive.
They make up names of the stone so that we landscapers cannot go directly to the quarry to purchase the stone.

They are calling this "cabernet wall stone".

Usually in some amount of time we find out exactly where the stone is coming from, but so far I haven't found this information out yet.

As an example they call a particular stone "Sonoma Bluff stone" and they sell it for about $ 275 a ton.
I know the quarry , it is in Sonoma and is named Sayers. When we go directly to the quarry we pay less than $95 a ton for the stone PLUS we get to pick our own rock instead of having to buy the stone in prepackaged pallets.

Michelle said...

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3037/3046458055_e0c47bc34f_b.jpg

Here's a photo of our wall. I don't know much about this stuff, but at the yard they called it Montana Rock Works McGregor Lake and I had to wait a long time for it to be delivered. I'm sure I paid too much for it! I really think there is more grey in it than depicted in this picture, but I often see things different than they actually are!

Michelle said...

Well that didn't work the way I expected. Techno challenged!

Deviant Deziner said...

Michelle, I tried to check out your link but it didn't work.
sorry.
I would of liked to have seen your project.

Maybe a post on your blog ?