The Front Walk: It’s Coming!

by Kathy Purdy on April 26, 2013 · 7 comments

in Front Walk, Hardscaping and Projects, New House, New Gardens

I received this rock for my birthday . . .

I received this rock for my birthday . . .

. . . Along with this note

. . . Along with this note

load of crushed stone in driveway

Soon after, a load of crushed stone was delivered. You can see the Happy Birthday Rock on the pile.

The stone will go at the bottom of a trench that has yet to be dug, to provide drainage for the irregular bluestone pavers. It turns out that what I thought was fieldstone is actually Pennsylvania Bluestone. We are still waiting for a quote for the paving stone.

This is one of several projects planned for Purdyville this spring and summer. I will tell you more when there is more to tell. In the meantime, there are many other areas of the garden to explore. In my garden overview post, I promised to describe many of the areas on the map. I kind of got stuck on the front walk, and it’s time to change focus.


Kathy Purdy is a colchicum evangelist, converting unsuspecting gardeners into colchicophiles. She would be delighted to speak to your group about colchicums or other gardening topics. Kathy's been writing since 4th grade, gardening since high school, and blogging since 2002.

Low maintenance is for homeowners, not gardeners!
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{ 7 comments… read them below or add one }

Kelly Yamauchi May 10, 2013 at 7:31 am

Hi Kathy,

That’s a great idea! My husband will be celebrating his birthday next month and I just made a plan almost similar to this one. Anyway, belated happy birthday to you! I will wait for the update on this wonderful project. :-D


Les May 2, 2013 at 8:38 pm

I wish I could get rock for my birthday.


Diane C May 2, 2013 at 7:53 pm

Happy belated birthday!!


debra April 27, 2013 at 11:54 pm



Cynthia April 27, 2013 at 4:22 pm

Three cheers for the new sidewalk project!


Donalyn April 27, 2013 at 9:18 am

Nothing says Happy Birthday like a big pile of gravel – or soil, or mulch for that matter! Can’t wait to see the progress!


Layanee April 27, 2013 at 6:06 am

That is a wonderful birthday present. Full of thought and the promise of a dream realized.


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