Tuesday, December 17, 2013

The Stone Stairway

 
Shhh, don't tell.  Santa is bringing Dr. W a garden goodie.
 
We started with a little tick-infested hill.
 
I talked to a local landscaper, Jason Moles. It turned out that Jason had planned all of the existing gardens at Rattlebridge. 

 
 
Jason had been a Master Gardener at Cheekwood Botanical Gardens in Nashville.
He outlined a long-term plan for Will's garden, beginning with bluestone steps.
 
 
In November, workmen and heavy machines arrived.
 
 

 
Bluestone slabs were cut to fit the stairs. 
 
My GC's assistant, Medana, passed along the latest photo of the steps. 

 





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12 comments:

  1. Oh I bet he will be thrilled! Those steps are gorgeous ~

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  2. Wow - Just Beautiful !!!! Dr. W is going to love his garden space.
    Enjoy this weather - Winter is not over yet.

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    1. I've enjoyed the sun for the last two days, haven't you?

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  3. Gorgeous!!!! How are you keeping this a secret??????????????

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    1. We haven't moved in, so he hasn't seen it. :-)

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  4. Wow, great gift. Beautiful centerpiece for a garden. Excited to see your next garden project.

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  5. Very nice. The lights in the staircase are wonderful.

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  6. The stairs are very elegant and I love the lighting. Fabulous gift. I know Dr. Will will love it.
    Sam

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  7. The staircase is grand and down to 'earthy ' at the same time - just beautiful. There couldn't be a more beautiful stone than bluestone - I just love the steps !

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  8. Absolutely beautiful! What a wonderful Christmas present!

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