We meet on the fourth Monday of each month, 7:30 pm at the Brentwood Community Methodist Church,
809 Second Street in Brentwood.
Board Meetings are held on the first Tuesday, (after the first Monday),
of each month in the Fireside Room.
Refreshments: Trena Caskey, Leslie Servin, and Bev Tucker
September 28October 26
2016 Annual-Perennial Plant Sale
May 7, 2016 | Wolfe Ranch
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As I puttered around the yard this morning I was happy to admire the finally completed patio wall and new fences. In typical Choate fashion it took us six years to get the stone veneer on the wall, but it does look good now. We added a sink at the BBQ area and a shower near the gate to the dock. Both would have come in handy when we had kids living at home.
The fence was a new idea and not without challenges. I had a “Cat Window” installed for the feral cats that eat at my house to have easier access. The contractor didn’t quite understand what it takes to keep a dog in the yard (no, we don’t have one yet, but I was thinking ahead here) and had to come back to fix the fencing under the deck. I had him build planter boxes to secure the fencing to. I plan on adding red geraniums as soon as my cuttings get bigger and the weather cools down a bit (another new project).
The whole project really isn’t completed. As things got done I realized I would need to do more to finish some areas. I leveled ground and added a few steps in one side yard. I didn’t like my first attempt, so went back to Home Depot for more blocks and I’m still short one. The ground where the shower is needs a little tweaking for drainage too. And we could really use two more trees. Maybe some storage for those tools that never make it back in to the garage. Does this sound familiar? It does to me. I guess I’ll just say my yard is ever evolving, instead of a never-ending project.
If you’ve been thinking about removing your lawn and converting it into a more drought friendly garden, then you won’t want to miss our August speaker. DIG’s own Kathleen Walters will be speaking about removing your lawn and replacing it with a more water-wise landscape.
Kathleen has been an East Contra Costa County resident for 28 years. She studied Horticulture and Landscape Design at Diablo Valley College, graduating in 2011. She is an International Society of Arboriculture Certified Arborist and California Certified Nursery Professional.
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