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What Would Eve Do? Ketzel's New Garden

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What What Eve Do, Part Five

I call it a respite. A worry-free moment. A garden with limitless possibilities. I also call it, mine.

garden before and after Eve

On the left, what was; on the right, what is. This is very nearly the same angle, now that the juniperous tree has been moved to the parking strip. And this is pretty much the way I last saw the garden before having to leave for the NPR mothership in DC. more than a week ago. Just grabbed the pix before heading for the airport; took me this entire week to find the data storage card! photo credit: Ketzel Levine, NPR hide caption

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If you've followed the What Would Eve Do series thus far, believe me, I know this is anticlimactic. But I will make good in my next installment, once I get back home (only a few days left) and really take stock — and pictures — of what Eve has thus far wrought.

concrete colors

It was no small trick for the concrete crew to add these powdered colors to the setting cement. The process took them about 3 hours, the results beyond my expectations. The colors were pretty subtle when I last saw them, but they've since been sealed (evidentally, an ecological disaster. My housesitter said the fumes in the house made the place unliveable). I'll know in a few days if doing that was a mistake. photo credit: Ketzel Levine, NPR hide caption

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Obviously, it's the same space, else, would u really have a job? But it's turned out totally LOVELY. Totally what I never DO, but totally WANT! Woo hoo!

Sent by DWM | 5:25 PM | 6-26-2008

Wow! I want more pictures! It looks gorgeous... simple, yet stunning. Gee, were the deck and stairs there before? I honestly can't tell...

Sent by Kristi | 3:11 PM | 6-27-2008

It's beautiful, I love the colors, the colored concrete is amazing, you just need a couple of large simple planters simply planted with maybe ornamental grass or bamboo and ditto kristi I want to see more pictures too!

Sent by andrea | 1:26 AM | 7-1-2008

NEXT time you're in DC, let me know, will ya, and I'll Metro downtown to meet you, or you can Metro out to Takoma Park to meet me and my garden. Fun will be had.

Sent by susan harris | 6:28 PM | 7-9-2008