Sunday, June 7, 2009


The Formal Gardens. Well, even Louis and Marie had to start somewhere...........

This focal point will consist of three concentric circles - 2', 4', and 6'. I found this in a catalog for strawberries - but it will do just fine for flowers. The completed circle will be about 22' diameter.

For you City w/ a septic system sucks (gotta love THAT alliteration!) because it is visually obtrusive , you can't have anything too heavy on top of the system (it could crack) and you can't have any trees or large shrubbery as the roots could creep into the pipes.

This has a sprinkler which runs to the top and looks like a fountain WOOHOO

I didn't have enough dirt to make this pad totally level - but is good enough for now. I have plans..

There is a local artist who does great metal sculpture and that is what I will put in the center of my circle. The kids say they never know what to buy me for my birthday so this year I can give them a big hint.

Oh....I just did.


  1. Wow Mary, it is really coming along nicely, the sculpture idea is fab!

    Cannot wait to see some more photos.....


  2. At this point, the world can go to hell in a handbasket, you're in the garden!!!

  3. Mary I love your circle!! I hope you get your birthday hint. I love garden sculpture, since I'm not too good in the garden department. Does your artist have a website?

    Thanks my friend! xoxo


This is a huge project - your interest in St. Marys keeps me energized and I love hearing from you