Today's post is from Barbara Curtiss in Kent, Connecticut, just up the road from where I live! It's a special treat–another video! (We've visited Barbara's beautiful garden twice before–it's perfectly complemented by her husband's wonderful sculptures–refresh your memory HERE and HERE.) Today Barbara says, "We have wanted to do something about the boggy spot in our yard and finally took the big step last summer. Pictured here is the whole process, from first dig to finished pond. It isn't large, but it is such a wonderful addition to the yard. It took an engineer and a contractor to finesse our vision. All the initial pipe work was unexpected but necessary to keep the salty, sandy run-off from the road above from washing into the water, so the idea is that the piping directs this run-off under the lawn and out into a ditch below the pond. Not a single tree was harmed in this endeavor, if you look closely you'll see that several good size trees were picked up and moved nearby. It was all finished in the fall so we can't wait to see how it all settles in once the ice and snow is gone, and the planting can begin. The site was too mucky to have any planting success, but hopefully now the drainage will allow for wonderful waterside plants." What an awesome project, Barbara! How smart to divert the road salt, even though it looked like a massive project. The pond is already gorgeous–I can't wait to see it after you've worked some gardening magic! Please keep us posted along the way.
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