Resolution—Make Things Beautiful!

Cashiers new stone walls
About 4 feet of crumbling bricks were take out.

Out with the old and in with the new! Time for a rethink and do-over. The rotten railroad tie walls collapsed and we are replacing them with stone walls to match the front entry garden. An old brick patio was sliding off the hill, too…easy to do around here. We also added gravel paths lined with stone and new planting beds for the lower patio. The whole area from the front drive to the back fire pit is going to be gorgeous soon. The lower garden was part moss, part grass and part hole in the ground…it is all being leveled and covered in sand and gravel. Boxwoods in Atlanta designed all of this a while ago. Randy Korando and Dan Cleveland had the vision—I just needed to wait for the right time. Now is the right time. The boxwood blight has hit us hard here in North Carolina…when it rains, it pours. Hollies are my new best friends—see you on Friday!

Cashiers new stone walls
Make that 5 feet of brick coming out.
Cashiers new stone walls
The original plan is finally going in.
Cashiers new stone walls
I love a stone wall.
Cashiers new stone walls
It’s always the messiest just before the beauty appears.
Cashiers new stone walls
Goodbye railroad ties!
Cashiers new stone walls
This side was all that horrible gray rubble stone.
Cashiers new stone walls
What a difference a week makes.
Cashiers new stone walls
The steps are going in, too.
Cashiers new stone walls
We have wonderful soil.
Cashiers new stone walls
The brick is being reworked and a new path to the fire pit is coming soon.

xo♥, Lissy

All photos by Lissy Parker for lissyparker.com. You are welcome to ‘borrow’ my photos—just please credit and link the source.

4 thoughts on “Resolution—Make Things Beautiful!”

  1. Lissy I love stone too! This is going too be beautiful and can’t wait to see it all finished. The path to the fire pit will be a wonderful addition.

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