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Thank You

Posted in garden on October 12, 2008 by ericraley

A very special thank you to everyone at San Elijo Joint Powers Authority (Eric’s employer) for coming to my rescue and doing the entire yard (especially our dear John Boyle, aka Work Horse, or my personal favorite Iron Man).  Also, thank you to everyone who contributed to the plant/sod/dirt fund at Green Thumb Nurseries in San Marcos.  I couldn’t have done this without your help.  I highly recommend Green Thumb – they have been great.  Please patronize this garden center.  It’s huge and they are wonderful.  A special thank you to Judy Poole, Linda Westler, Doris Soyland, Mary Boyens, Patti Long, and Hassie Fischer at Green Thumb.  They had never done anything like this before, but were not intimidated and really jumped-in feet first.  I’m very appreciative of all of their efforts.

I’m overflowing with gratitude….you have no idea.  This project that initially overwhelmed me has been brought to life by dozens of amazing people.  It is so beautiful, better than I ever imagined.

So thank you all so very much.  Eric thanks you too, I’m sure, from his awesome vantage point – walking with the Lord.  And please bookmark this blog page so you can check it from time to time.  Iron Man has assured me that a wall will be built on the left side of the driveway and sod put in.  This man doesn’t know the meaning of the “rest”.  He is one amazing human being.

With much love and immense gratitude,


Garden Party V -instant grassification

Posted in garden on October 11, 2008 by ericraley

You guys are awesome!!! Eric’s friends from work did a great job with the final and most gratifying part of the garden. Just a few finishing touches before the yard was ready for the lawn.

All that was left to do was wait……..and wait for the sod to arrive.

With all the waiting it gave the guys time to work out a game plan.

Many hands make light work.

Now for the group portrait…………where is Scott?

I think he went to check the sprinklers!!!!!!!!!!!

Garden Party IV- plants galore

Posted in garden on October 7, 2008 by ericraley

Here are the photos from last weekend’s planting party. Great job everyone.

Sorry I missed it,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,Helen

Garden Party III -fine tuning and fine dining

Posted in garden on September 27, 2008 by ericraley

You guys are great!

Who would’ve believed that, with all those roots and rocks, the yard would ever be ready for a lawn.

Good Job!

Thanks to Megan for the tasty BBQ too.

Garden Party II -getting to the roots

Posted in garden on September 21, 2008 by ericraley

Who knew they went so deep? Here are the photos of Eric’s friends ripping the roots out of the garden.

Thanks again for all your help.

Landscape Plan

Posted in garden on September 19, 2008 by ericraley

Here is the plan for Eric’s garden. Many thanks to everyone who donated.

Garden Party

Posted in garden on September 14, 2008 by ericraley

A great big Thank You goes out to all the folks that Eric worked with at:

Beginning at 7:30 on Saturday morning, the crew was there to pull out the old sprinkler systems, rocks and roots from Eric’s front yard in preparation of all the new plants that will be going in next week.

As you can see from the photos, kids of all sizes and ages helped out.

Eric’s cat, Elmo, was there to survey the progress from many vantage points.