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Archive for May, 2012

Sonya will be in the states for a while.  Then she plans to travel to Central and South America.  Check out the link for more info …http://sonyalouise.tumblr.com/

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Sedum cuttings broadcast and covered with jute netting.

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No more roof tarps!  The crowning jewel blends well with the building and surroundings.  Now to keep the sedum cuttings moist until they successfully root.  In this heat, it will be a challenge.  Wish us luck!

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Smiles well deserved.  Five people, six days, 15 ton of dirt in hot and windy conditions.  Everyone worked hard to “get ‘er done”!  The satisfaction was palpable!

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More roof …

Rock edges for drainage, siding, rock under eaves and makeshift temporary gutters.

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     Bags of soil, positioned to spread.

Garden drain, filter cloth, river rock for the edges.  Anything lightweight had to be held down with buckets of rock or bags of soil to keep them from flying away.

We judiciously decided not to lay Styrofoam the day 50 mph winds came through after 3:oo.

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Start with pond liner (rubberized root stop), then five inches of foam, next add your garden drain and filter cloth, then dirt.  Finally, plants covered with jute netting to prevent erosion and wind loss.  Whew!

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