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Friday, June 11, 2010

work, and some yard pics.

Good morning.
It's been another busy week in the Salon. We also had an electrician come in on Thursday morning for some work. In this pic, you can see we had taken out all the ceiling panels, but left the grid and painted it purple. Above the grid, hanging from the roof rafters are 2 ceiling fans. We have them set on reverse, and in the winter, use them to push the heat down since we now have a very high 'ceiling'.

Well, back in the early spring, after 13 years of use, 1 of them decided it was time to die, so we needed to get it replaced. So that's what he did. And while he was here, we had another electrical outlet installed by our new security system. The new one came with separate plugs for each camera, and we had to use extension cords which the fire department doesn't like, so we wanted to fix that too.
And now to the yard.
Here's a closer pic of the pond that you saw in the post a ways back with the roof view of the yard. If you want to see how I did the pond, look over in the side bar and click on 'building the pond'.
It's looking real good this summer. The water lilies are blooming like never before. I'll try to get a pic when I get a chance. The real tall stuff to the upper right are dwarf cattails, and the large mass to the upper left is Pickerel Rush. Soon it'll be loaded with purple flowers.
And on the side of the pond between the flagstones and gravel path, a sedum garden with numerous varieties of sedums. They do well here with all the heat generated from the stones.

A gate going to my compost/storage area with a couple of some type of evergreens trained to arch over it. Then, around the corner of the gate and along side of the yard by the garage, lily of the valley with variegated dwarf bamboo, and then daylilies.
And one of the many paths that snake through my shade gardens.
And I'll post some more pics later this weekend. Now I need to get ready for work.
Have a great weekend!


  1. You guys have a great weekend, bro!

  2. I love it. You guys have done an excellent job.