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Wednesday, October 13, 2021


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Barbara H.

So impressive - all of it. Finding homes for plants, putting the piece of wood at the end of the bridge to stop the wheelbarrow, emptying from one barrow into another so the fill can be put where it needs to go - you two must be exhausted.

Linda Brazill

BARBARA — ​I think we just feel satisfied that it looks good and now we only have to blow the leaves off.

Kris P

I'd love to have a Carex that vigorous! Have you asked Mark which project he found the most difficult: creating the pond or dismantling it?


Wow, you guys are amazing. That Carex is special, indeed. Can't wait to see the finished project!


Whether constructing or destructing, Mark's work is meticulous. Watching the work progress is fascinating! Those variegated carex are beautiful. Even in the midst of a major overhaul, your garden is lovely.

Linda Brazill

KRIS P. — I had not asked Mark that question. He said it was not easy to answer. Building the pond was a huge, complex job that involved much of the back yard. It was scary in the sense that he hoped he knew what he was doing. The measurements — getting the water surface even — were critical to keeping it from overflowing toward the house in a storm. Just lots of details.
This time it was easy in the sense that all that engineering work had been done and would stay the same with or without water.  But it was much more physically difficult taking out the liner and carpet than it was to put them in place.

danger garden

I am curious if the final "pond" (not pond) will hold any water during your heavy rains?

Linda Brazill

LOREE — Since it is filled with permeable materials (soil, gravel) and the rubber liner and carpet were removed, water should just soak into the ground through all the layers. ​We've had some rain since we finished, but it's been mostly slow and gentle. The biggest one was only 1.5" in a day, so that really isn't a test. But at least it won't be raining on top of a 7,500 gal. pond filled with water.

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