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Never been real fond of Uncial, until...

Discussion in 'General Chit-Chat' started by James Burke, Jul 9, 2020.

  1. James Burke

    James Burke Being a grandpa is more fun than working

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    I've never really liked Uncial before, but now that I'm leaning toward a significant Celtic theme in my sales display yard / stone garden...it's kind of grown on me.

    For the first time ever, it occurred to me to add some plantings this year to give it a bit of life...it used to be a bunch of dead rocks.

    Bench is gray granite with a steeled finish (dull / polish removed). "Tradition" stone is Pennsylvania tumbled blue stone. Both are v-sunk engraved.

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    This is really nice.
    Brings back memories from my childhood. Our first house here on Guam had a crushed coral backfilled yard - no topsoil. Just weeds and a slimy algae in place of grass. Every weekend my dad would have my brother and I remove the rocks for hours and then run a walk-behind lawnmower over the remaining rocks. The shrapnel, broken blades, and busted cranks were never-ending.
     
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  3. James Burke

    James Burke Being a grandpa is more fun than working

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    Sounds kinda dangerous...but it also sounds like just the right amount of adventure every youngster needs!

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    Hens and Chicks is a succulent that is good in zones 3-5, Blue Fescue, and creeping phlox will be nice additions to your rock garden.
     
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    eahicks Magna Cum Laude - School of Hard Knocks

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    Yes the font works well for the right thing....not an everyday font for sure. Nice work!
     
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  6. Stacey K

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    I love it! Adding plants is always a good idea and the ones you've chosen are maintenance free, which is great! I really like the entire thing, it's very relaxing to look at! Great job!
     
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  7. James Burke

    James Burke Being a grandpa is more fun than working

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    Thanks for the bump...I needed this.

    Currently it's 29 degrees and things look much differently out there. I long for those balmy days of summer and the song of crickets at night. What started out as "a few improvements here and there" quickly morphed into a full summer's worth of really cheap therapy. It also provided a place for some good "thinking time", and I still remember the warmth of the early afternoon sun.

    This winter will be spent making plans for another expansion....which will include an engraved granite sundial.

    I brought many of the succulents indoors to propagate for next year's plantings.

    Spring can't come fast enough.


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  8. Stacey K

    Stacey K I like making signs

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    Gardening is definitely the BEST therapy there is! For those of us in cool climates, it's still a year round thing. I just started receiving my many seed magazines, can't wait to get them ordered and started for my Spring garden! Now you have me excited for Spring also!
     
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