Thursday, July 19, 2012

My gorgeous garden

My garden has been a long and changing process.

The above photo is where we started out many many years ago. A bramble filled paddock that horses got turned out in once and a while.

The first year we added a simple veggie garden, I started row gardening. The wind would blow violently through the open area you see in the right of the photo. A few things grew but not much. 

Then I fell in love with the idea of having a metal studio in the garden. We found a building so cheap we just couldn't resist and it arrived via crane truck.

Lots of work went into the studio, the walls cracked when they moved it so I spent two weeks filling and sanding, then I painted the whole interior. We had to change some electrical and add water.

Interior colours are chocolate brown with purple trim in the main room, it looks a little different now there is a cabinet above my big bench and a long low table where the papasan chair is in this picture.

The machining room is turquoise blue walls wit bright green trim. There is now a long workbench in this room with all my equipment on it and water!

And here we have today, this photo is the exact same view as was the first photo. Scroll back up and look, big difference!

Behind the studio, small pond in the right hand corner. The hammock gets taken down when we are not using it the wind makes a mess out of it. I love the little fire pit but wish we'd use it more.

This was all covered in black plastic a week and a half ago. To loads of bark mulch later and one very patient husband spreading it and it looks amazing! We've had a large wood slab leaning up against our barn for two years and I figured it would make a nice table in there, makes it look a lot more welcoming.

The new veggie garden, I changed to raised beds and square foot gardening. Planted raspberries along the fence, to the right of the photo is the asparagus, blueberry, strawberry and black currant bed.

I am on the Stinking Fish Studio Tour  August 3rd -12th and am really proud of how nice the place looks.


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