Saturday, September 1, 2012

From Start to Finish

While the project isn't completely done, we do have some updates to record from the El Presidio gardens.
This project started in May and continued through the month of June. 
The rotted wood was replaced and re-stuccoed.
It was painted.
The wood removed.  No more tree litter on beams.
Some of the danger is gone.  The fear of wood falling onto one's head around the shed is no longer a threat:)
The pillars would be cut in half.
In early August, I would receive money for the pots to finish up the spaces.
And of course the doors will need to be replaced.....and the fun part? 
 The Imperial Blue pots.  The posts cut down in half open up the area to the canopy of the Oaks.  The rotten wood is gone and that expense will no longer be needing replacement.
 Plants placed into the pots are hardy annuals here in Tucson.  Phlox, Vinca, Salvia, and Dianthus were chosen for the 4 pots this summer.  Other choices include Pentas, Ice plants, Sweet Potato vine, Dahlia, Gerbera Daisy etc....
 I will be moving that Bamboo out and putting it with the other clumps.  The garden is constantly changing or being modified as work is done.  We do need to paint around here soon, but for now it is what it is.  I'd like to wish you all a great Labor Day weekend.  I'll be back commenting again either Sunday night or Monday.  I'm on more epic adventures this weekend with some friends and will be out of town. Hope you all relax and have a wonderful 3 day.


  1. The finished project looks great. Love the blue pots there.

    Cher Sunray Gardens

  2. The place is coming on a treat.

  3. Its taking shape Chris. Have a good weekend and don't forget to take your bins.

  4. Its wonderful to see more progress on the gardens and the blue flower pots are lovely! Hope you enjoy your weekend away!

  5. ♡✿彡╮

    Bom trabalho!
    Bom fim de semana!

  6. Looking good! Love those blue pots. Enjoy your adventure!

  7. I love the flowers in the blue pots. They are so pretty!

    Have a nice time with friends!

  8. i remember when you first posted about this projects. i wondered why you were cutting the columns in half (as in - making them skinnier). ha ha! now i see what you mean, and the pots look beautiful!!!

  9. I love the vbrant blue post of colour Chris and I recognize nearly all of those plants as the same as we get here in Perth. Sounds like a fun weekend ahead for you, enjoy and looking forward to hearing all about it.

  10. Such a nicely accomplished project. Love the pop of blue in the pots and the flowers bring a smile to my face. Have fun and be safe this weekend!

  11. me too...i LOVE those dreamy blue pots!!

    your project looks like way more work than we had to do in our bathroom. at least with YOUR project you'll be able to really enjoy all your hard work...spend time out there! (you don't really want to spend all your time in the bathroom!)

    it's coming along all looks GREAT!!!

  12. I know you come back with some great pictures! Have a fun holiday.

  13. That blue is so pretty with the stucco. It pops. Improvements coming along. Enjoy your weekend.

  14. I totally agree with the advice, and the reflection in your comment that you left on my garden lessons post, perfectly put.

    Add me to the love the blue pots list.

    Have a good getaway.

    Jen @ Muddy Boot Dreams

  15. A nice rework and huge improvement, the blue accent really adds a colorful welcome. The colorful chairs work great too. Beginning to look more local and less generic southwest.


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