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KandeeCorner
« Reply #10 on: June 06, 2010 04:18:58 PM »

I just wandered out and measured it. You're right, it is big-ish. It's 3456 sq feet for the whole garden footprint.
64' x 54'.
The little garden shed is just 8' x 8' but big enough I think.

It took way too much time and conviced everyone in my neighborhood that the crazy person next door really was [crazy]. I worked on it from August to November, took the winter off, and then hit it again in late March. so about seven months.

Some friends started helping me work the soil in July and then I skeched out the plan with twine on the ground in August. Through the rest of the summer I hand-hauled in 8 tons of gravel and 4 tons of crushed glass (cullet) for the 250' linear windy, mazy path. Then there were the 3,000 spring/summer bulbs I planted sometimes at 4:30 am and sometimes up to mid-night when I got home from my full time job.

Mostly I did this because I didn't want to live my life indoors stuck in front of a computer. It worked; I got to go outside and play!

Here are a couple more pictures of the 'work-in-progress'.



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« Reply #11 on: June 06, 2010 04:25:46 PM »

it's like a childhood dream come true!
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« Reply #12 on: June 06, 2010 05:49:32 PM »

It's gorgeous, and bigger than my apartment!  Wanna come design my garden?  Grin
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« Reply #13 on: June 06, 2010 06:01:40 PM »

WOW.
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« Reply #14 on: June 06, 2010 06:10:08 PM »

 Cry I just about cried over your awesomeness.  I have always wanted to create my own little fantasy wonderland, yet I still live at home with my parents.  Thank you so much for reassuring me it's ok to be a kid (even at 24). Great work! I hope you have friends over to play a live version of Candyland!!  Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin Shocked Shocked Shocked
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« Reply #15 on: June 06, 2010 06:13:57 PM »

Inspirational.
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« Reply #16 on: June 06, 2010 06:49:49 PM »

Wow! That was simply amazing! I love your shed and garden and all of it!  Grin
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devilduck
« Reply #17 on: June 06, 2010 07:09:12 PM »

Amazing!! It is really beautiful!!
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Strangebee
« Reply #18 on: June 06, 2010 07:24:56 PM »

This has to be the coolest garden I've seen. Can I come play?  Wink Hahaha. All that work came together so well.  Shocked
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« Reply #19 on: June 06, 2010 07:47:19 PM »

WOW!!!  This is amazing,  you did a great, great job.  I love the aerial picture of it. 
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