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Title: Hello from Oakland, NJ and my garden
Post by: marker2037 on March 12, 2013, 07:25:28 PM
Hello everyone,

I just wanted to give an introduction to my garden and myself. My name is Brian and along with my sister we built this 3 tier patio and Japanese garden. Overall the project took one year to complete from start to finish with the total build time being from May to September and then a break until the next May when we finished up. So the actual build time was 6 months. It was certainly an expensive and long build but the end result was completely worth it. The garden has 2 entrances: one in the back yard and one in the front by the side of the house. We finished it almost two years ago and now I'm just enjoying watching the plants and trees grow and mature. If only I could shoot every deer in my yard lol.

Anyway hope you enjoy!

Below are some pictures as well as a link to an entire album which shows some progress shots as well.  Most of these pics were taken in the spring after we completed the project. So really the first year that everything was finished and coming up for spring but nothing had really flowered yet. A lot of the plants have grown and matured since then and look much better. The only thing that has changed since these pictures were taken is the entrance by the gate on the outside of the garden. Last year I redesigned my front yard so the entrance has changed slightly. Hope the pics are good!

Link to entire album is here:
http://s322.beta.photobucket.com/user/marker2037/library/Garden%20and%20Yard (http://s322.beta.photobucket.com/user/marker2037/library/Garden%20and%20Yard)

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And here's the new front yard looks:

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Title: Re: Hello from Oakland, NJ and my garden
Post by: Michaelinseattle on March 15, 2013, 07:26:35 PM
What a wonderful garden! Welcome to the forum.  ;D
Title: Re: Hello from Oakland, NJ and my garden
Post by: marker2037 on March 15, 2013, 10:24:12 PM
Thanks man! Glad someone likes it lol
Title: Re: Hello from Oakland, NJ and my garden
Post by: K.T. Cannon-Eger on March 16, 2013, 06:08:15 PM
You have put in a lot of work on a comfortable space.
Welcome to the forum.
KT
Title: Re: Hello from Oakland, NJ and my garden
Post by: Speef on March 18, 2013, 11:45:49 AM
Wow!  I'm impressed.  Anyone who can get a vision and bring it to fruition that quickly impresses me.  It took years for me to slowly progress and realize I had the makings of a Japanese garden on the deck side of the yard.  It always takes me placing one new feature at a time, then progressing from there.  Good job!
Speef
Title: Re: Hello from Oakland, NJ and my garden
Post by: zvone on March 18, 2013, 03:36:36 PM

Wau! 

The Best!  Wonderfully!

Best Regards!  zvone

http://zvonem.blogspot.si/
Title: Re: Hello from Oakland, NJ and my garden
Post by: marker2037 on March 29, 2013, 08:32:22 AM
Thanks everyone for the kind replies.