Dahlia House

Dahlia House
Taken in August 2013

Friday, November 15, 2013

We are pretty much finished with the retaining wall along the front of the house. Whew what a job. Planted some grasses and daffodils and Irish moss, along with a few small trees and shrubs. It still looks a bit bare but hopefully by spring it will fill in a bit. Still have the corner area by the main driveway to landscape, hope to get started on it soon.
    Brian has been on the tractor a lot too, digging into the back hillside to create a terrace, and using the dirt to do some fill around the garden area.  We have pretty much put the garden to bed, but will be pulling a lot of it out as we fill in and build it up a bit.  It has been dropping a few inches a year and needs to get built back up again.  I am sure it will be a mess for a while but will be great in the end.
  Put away all of the lawn furniture and got most of the outdoors winterized.  Discovered a leak on the stairs just below the upstairs porch, so Brian cleaned it all out and re-caulked it.  I am sure this will be an ongoing issue as it did it last year too.  Time for some paint touch-up once it dries.