Cobbles and peonies

Fortunately, the expected rain did not arrive till after dark, so there was more time in the suddenly warm day to work outside. Quarter minus was used to fill the area between the stones in the path to the back deck.

Fortunately, the expected rain did not arrive till after dark, so there was more time in the suddenly warm day to work outside. Quarter minus was used to fill the area between the stones in the path to the back deck.

The driveway and path are now complete! It is too late in the year to do much landscaping, but I did order a dozen Coral Sunset peonies to plant this past week along the rocky edge of the drive. The last one was planted today and the spot marked with the small silver trellis. With luck these plants will also prove to be as deer resistant as the six Festiva maxima peonies I planted last fall. In fact, a large area next to the new drive is now mapped out for more of the Indiana state flower. Now I cannot wait for spring!

The driveway and path are now complete! It is too late in the year to do much landscaping, but I did order a dozen Coral Sunset peonies to plant this past week along the rocky edge of the drive. The last one was planted today and the spot marked with the small silver trellis. With luck these plants will also prove to be as deer resistant as the six Festiva maxima peonies I planted last fall. In fact, a large area next to the new drive is now mapped out for more of the Indiana state flower. I cannot wait for spring!

Extra cobbles put to use

The completion of the cobble driveway turned out to still leave over two pallets of cobbles unused. Therefore, we decided that the path to connect the driveway to the back deck stairs would also be made of cobbles, rather than mimicking the limestone steps of the front walk. After family in town for a wonderful Thanksgiving visit started the journey home this morning, the cobble laying started again!

The completion of the cobble driveway turned out to still leave over two pallets of cobbles unused. Therefore, we decided that the path to connect the driveway to the back deck stairs would also be made of cobbles, rather than mimicking the limestone steps of the front walk. After family in town for a wonderful Thanksgiving visit started the journey home this morning, the cobble laying started again!

Cobbles to the end

After much diligent work, the last patch of cobbles remains to be put in place to connect the road to the garage!

After much diligent work, the last patch of cobbles remains to be put in place to connect the road to the garage!