Today’s photos are from Marc Goodman in North Beach, Maryland. Marc says, “I’ve been in this house since 1995. It faces the Chesapeake Bay. North Beach is a charming little Bayside Town of about 2000 people, about 3 miles from Washington, D.C. – most of the lots, including mine, are only 25 feet wide because they were originally weekend beach places, in which residents built do-it-yourself houses from kits ordered through Sears Roebuck catalogs – so its like urban gardening in the country.
I moved here to do more sailing but once I had the house, became focused on gardening instead. That happened because the small backyard had the foundation for an old shed in it that was ugly. I initially thought it was a septic tank that would be hard to remove. So I had the idea to cover it up with a fountain, loosely inspired by the Court of the Sultana at the Alhambra Palace in Grenada, Spain. (I am enamored with all things Spanish.) Once I put the fountain in – one of the few things in life that one dreams of and then when it happens it is better than dreamed of – I couldn’t stop until the garden looked like it does in the picture.”
Great job, Marc! Yes, once you fix up one thing, it all just begins to snowball, yes? But it was all worth it!
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