This is a journal of my vegetable gardens. Skippy was my first dog and he thought the garden was his, even though I did all the work. Now Suzie and Charley follow in his footsteps. We're located near Boston (USDA zone 6A). I have a community plot, a backyard vegetable garden, fruit trees, berry bushes, chickens, and bees. I use sustainable organic methods and do my best to grow all of my family's vegetables myself.

Thursday, June 21, 2012

new bluestone patio

little bluestone patio 007 Here's the new patio I made from bluestone I salvaged from the trash. Just a little surface for my garden chair. For now, the stones are just laid out on top of the salt marsh hay. Later, I plan to pull back the hay, flatten the area and set the stones so they are flush with the dirt of the path.


Blogger Alaiyo Kiasi-Barnes said...

That's a lovely spot to sit and admire your garden. Where did you find salt marsh hay? It's not sold at any of the garden centers here (Upper Marlboro, MD).


June 21, 2012 7:14 PM

Blogger Nichole said...

What a great steal! It will be nice to have that little patio area

June 21, 2012 7:43 PM

Blogger becky3086 said...

Humm, they are very nice stones. I think if it was me...I would spread them out some, maybe put other regular stones in between so there would be the flat stone and maybe rounder (but still flush) stones around them. Just a thought :)

June 21, 2012 7:46 PM

Blogger kathy said...

Thanks for the ideas! I love to get suggestions.

The salt marsh hay is harvested in the Essex Massachusetts marshes. We can get it at local garden centers here in the Boston area. Sometimes Mahoney's (Winchester MA) has it, this time I found it at Wilson Farms (Lexington MA). I usually have to ask at several places if they have it or when they will get it in. Its harvested in the fall. Sorry I don't know its availability in other areas. Its a great garden product.

June 21, 2012 9:07 PM

Blogger redbird said...

I think I have the same isn't privileged with bluestone though!

June 21, 2012 10:32 PM

Anonymous Denver Patios said...

If the space is a little bit much bigger it would be fun to add another chair or two just in case someone would want to have chitchat with you in the garden

March 22, 2013 3:52 AM


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