Sunday, October 18, 2009

The Hole Has Closed

Ed finished the shade garden wall today. Now that the ends are joined, I can't tell where he started or where he finished. The amazing thing about one of these stone walls is that it immediately looks like it has been there for years. Part of the reason for that is that Ed builds with many stones that already have moss and lichens growing on them. These stones have that old natural look. Decades piled at fields edge work magic.

What remains is to finish filling in the rest of the garden with soil. Spring will be soon enough for this task. We have reshaped the locust tree's world. If it has the Winter to adjust to the new lay of the land, perhaps it will survive. How can we have a shade garden if we off the tree? Now we can spend the winter dreaming of the new shade plants we will get to fill in the new space.


Sue said...

Awesome job!

azplantlady said...

What a beautiful wall. When we visited Ireland, I was amazed at the beauty and permanence of the stone walls there. What an accomplishment.

Rosey Pollen said...

Spectacular rock work! I appreciated the beauty of this, I know it is very difficult. Can't wait to see what you plant in your shade garden.