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Monday, February 28, 2011

Building a stone patio in the secret garden : Part one

Up beyond this shed lies an unused secret garden area. It's been awhile since we've done any projects in the yard and I can't wait till this project is finished. I will be posting another set of pictures as the project progresses. 

I always wanted to have a lounging area here, ( something I hope to do more of this Summer,) but the area was too sloped for a table or loungers. There used to be a little vegetable garden here but since we moved the garden to the back of the property , this area has been largely unused except as for a play area for Lily and her friends.

This is the soon to be patio after we moved the dirt around to try to make it more level

This is how it looks now. We have levelled it off and have had to make a little stone wall to retain the dirt which we filled the area with to level it. There will be bricks on the floor and stairs made from railroad ties when we are finished.

This is the view looking down from the potting shed shown below.

This is the cute little potting shed which was made from old windows and doors by the old owner. I love this little building. Its' starting to succumb to the elements so it needs to be painted to protect it. It has a little sink with running water which is a nice feature.

This is the back of our potting shed.


  1. That looks great! I look forward to seeing photos of the finished project! And I also love your potting shed. What a neat idea. I'm so excited for warmer weather that is consistent.

  2. It looks like you will have a beautiful patio!!
    Me and my husband are working in our front and backyard too,
    I am your new stalker lol I like your blog!


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