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RE: Progress on the garden wall

The prep wasn't bad, except for near the big tree (it had a BIG root we had
to cut- what a nightmare!).  Since we don't freeze, I only needed to make a
level sand bed for the stones.  I got the stones from a block and stone
supplier locally, but also found them after the fact at Meeks ( a small home
improvement/lumber company).  They are Basalite Gardenwall stones- so I
suspect they are available in many locales.

The stones weigh 23 lbs each- so my husband figured out that we have moved
8280 lbs so far- eeek!  I think I was better off not knowing that.
Especially since the bags of sand were 70 lbs each, and we've added 12 cu
yard of "super compost" soil too!  Really it has been work, but also lots of
fun-  I live for this kind of stuff (it took me 3 years to convince my
husband to Ok this project- he just couldn't visualize it.  But after he saw
the smaller beds, he finally got with the program).  Interesting, because I
used a level to lay the stones, but only as a rough guide- since the
sidewalk isn't level, it would look odd to make the wall level- so this is
more of an art than a science in laying them out.  I've got to say I am
pleased with the outcome (and a little relieved- I wouldn't want to have to
relay any of it!)

Sac, CA zone 8-9 (but really cold today!)

-----Original Message-----
From: owner-gardenchat@hort.net [mailto:owner-gardenchat@hort.net]On
Behalf Of Libby Valentine
Sent: Sunday, January 04, 2004 8:51 AM
To: gardenchat@hort.net
Subject: Re: [CHAT] Progress on the garden wall

Theresa, your wall and the path are beautiful!  How difficult was it to do
the prep and where did you end up getting the stones?

Maryland zone 6

----- Original Message -----
From: "Theresa" <tchessie@comcast.net>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Saturday, January 03, 2004 10:02 PM
Subject: [CHAT] Progress on the garden wall

> Progress on the garden wall
> Hope this works- Yahoo has changed it&#39;s photo sharing settings.
> Moved about 4 1/2 cubic yards of soil today, and lifted some plants.
> Only have the wall corners left to build. Neighbor is bringing home a
> big saw next weekend to tackle this. Yeah! Tomorrow I&#39;m going to
> plant some of the things waiting on my back porch- if I can move!!
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