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Two years ago, when I was laid up with a broken ankle, I moved our project along by snarfing things off Craigslist and sending Steve out to get them. He returned from one of these trips with a confession: “I also bought some wagon wheels.” Some? “Well, four. They were a really good price and […]

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We added a “room” to our garden this summer – a low deck with a fire pit. Actually, Steve added it, at a pace that led me to call him the slowest carpenter in the world (fortunately he has an excellent sense of humor). I thought this would be a simple project – a couple […]

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The phrase “garden design” sounds so creative, so relaxing, so – cool, like a tall glass of iced tea or lemonade. Don’t believe it. Garden design may start with a piece of paper and a cold drink, but – at least for me – it always ends up with carrying heavy pieces of lumber around […]

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I’ve spent hours looking over the deck railing down on the lunar landscape below and trying to figure out what to do with it.   Our original idea was a bocce court, but even though the yard looks really, really big from up above, it turns out bocce courts are even bigger (for the record, […]

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We have some lovely friends with truly excellent taste who told me recently that they thought using half wine barrels as planters was outdated and tacky and they had broken all theirs up. At the very moment they said this, we had in our shed a wine barrel waiting to be cut in half and […]

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