Here's a view of the finished "log dam" at the end of the backyard north bed. I'm happy with the results. Personally, I think it looks great! Doesn't Sum and Substance look good next to it?
Those little green bits on either side will, someday, be big Goatsbeard (Aruncus). They, however, began as late 2006 bare-root plantings. I know, I said I'd never do bare-root again. And, I probably won't.
Below is a photo of a "work in progress." It's an arbor I began about three years ago. When my neighbor's bushes (those bordering my raised bed gardens) begin to encroach, I give them a trim. Those trimmings are crucial to the progress of the arbor. Narrow honeysuckle limbs bend easily and are great to work with... hence the slow progress. But, I don't care! Check out my list to the right. I have a lot of projects in mind!
Won't this be cute next to a playhouse for grandchildren and neighboring children? (The back side might be my garden shed... or where the great big brush mower could house.
Either way, out of the sun... into the shady retreat.