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1  Re: ***CandyLand-- Comes to Life*** in CHALLENGE 51 ENTRIES by KandeeCorner on: June 14, 2010 10:09:53 PM
A fabulous neighbor came by today (it was sunny!) and took a few new snaps.'

Too late tonight for details but you can see some stuff more clearly and see other things that are in the works.
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2  Re: ***CandyLand-- Comes to Life*** in CHALLENGE 51 ENTRIES by KandeeCorner 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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3  ***CandyLand-- Comes to Life*** in CHALLENGE 51 ENTRIES by KandeeCorner on: June 06, 2010 12:42:13 PM
I call it Kan-Dee Corner.

---The challenge said "you must promise to try extra hard to create a ridiculously awesome entry"---

It was an idea that had been brewing in my head since I was three years old and wished pretend was real and life was magic.

Now I'm old enough to make my own magic. I worked on this last summer (took the winter off) and am now back at it.

I need to thank so many people for their ideas and input and support. My neighbors have been amazing!

This is one of three boards for the CandyLand game. I took pieces parts of each and then added in my own themes to create the 17 little micro-gardens in the area.

Each little micro garden matches the board game (more or less). They have a theme, smell, color and -where I could a taste made with interspersing herbs (lemon balm in the yellow garden), Licorice in the purple one, etc.

Helps give the full view of how close I got to my "pattern". Most of this work I did myself but the beautiful garden shed was made by one of my skilled and gifted neighbors. The glass came from a 70 year old church being torn down and demolished.

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