Cloudy days are good for photos right? And for transplanting? 'Cause we've had plenty of cloud and rain to encourage all the plantings to take hold that S moved to around our new patio this morning.
Overall we're really happy with how the patio turned out. It was way more work than we expected; the retaining wall is truly a retaining wall that's two feet high, not the eight inches we'd originally expected. We compensated the landscaper accordingly despite the contract we signed on the first day of work. It was only fair, and he did a top-notch job. Plus, it was still a ridiculously good price for the amount of work and materials required.
I love that we essentially created two full walls of planters, one 18 feet long and the other 16 feet long.
Because we took the patio all the way to the edge of the shed, we had to move the shade-loving ferns. We moved them to the shadiest part of the patio planters, in the back planter near the new grill spot. We have a few more to transplant from near our chimney, where they seem to be getting too much sun.
If it ever stops raining and we get a little sunshine to go along with these awesome fall temps, maybe we can pack up our laptops and head out to enjoy our new patio while catching up on our backlog of blog posts.