This is what's left - a lot of roots and some stray plants. It's a good thing we got to this because the contractor called yesterday and said they want to start excavating this Friday. Yikes - a whole month ahead of schedule. We will be out of town all next week and so won't be able to see the day by day progress, and I can't even envision what it will look like when we get back. But starting a month early means they will finish a month early and by October I should have my new studio. I can't wait!
Tuesday, August 07, 2012
When the excavation for the studio starts, we are going to lose a lot of garden. An entire bed of hosta and ferns, a boxwood bush, a dogwood tree, and tons of pachysandra. The boxwood can go and it would be too expensive to try and move the dogwood, but the hosta and pachysandra can be saved. This past weekend we dug up all the hosta and moved them to a temporary location at the edge of the yard. This puts them in a prime area for munching by the deer, who have already snacked on other hosta in the yard. In order to prevent these from becoming deer lettuce we erected a fence made of spikes and fishing line. The deer don't see the fishing line and so don't like to go through it. At least that's the theory. Let's hope we still have hosta when this is all done.