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A July Garden Ramble

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The garden expansion begins. Not an

The garden expansion begins. Not an "instant" type of Hamptons garden project, it will be two to three years before this garden expansion comes into its own. At this point, about 2 cubic yards have been removed. ANDREW MESSINGER

The top soil/mushroom compost blend (4 cubic yards) dropped about 60 feet from the new garden. The material now needs to be moved into place.  ANDREW MESSINGER

The top soil/mushroom compost blend (4 cubic yards) dropped about 60 feet from the new garden. The material now needs to be moved into place. ANDREW MESSINGER

The fill material added to the excavated garden area is now needed to settle in the soil then some planting can start. About a half a yard of

The fill material added to the excavated garden area is now needed to settle in the soil then some planting can start. About a half a yard of "home made" compost was also added in to increase microbial activity in the soil. ANDREW MESSINGER

An edge still needs to be established but some plantings have been done including four roses, Leucanthemum (Shasta Daisy) Banana Cream and about 15 other plants. More will be added early in the fall as well as some spring bulbs. In about three years it will look like the addition was part of the original garden.  ANDREW MESSINGER

An edge still needs to be established but some plantings have been done including four roses, Leucanthemum (Shasta Daisy) Banana Cream and about 15 other plants. More will be added early in the fall as well as some spring bulbs. In about three years it will look like the addition was part of the original garden. ANDREW MESSINGER

About six weeks after the initial spring seeding of this filled-in lawn depression.  The weeds emerging would not have germinated if a fall seeding was done.  ANDREW MESSINGER

About six weeks after the initial spring seeding of this filled-in lawn depression. The weeds emerging would not have germinated if a fall seeding was done. ANDREW MESSINGER

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