A little snow and ice in January 1994.
A major ice storm hit Feb. 10, 1994. Several fruit trees that were already on the property and in bad condition, fell. This was an apple tree next to the garage.
The peach tree was also a victim. We were without power for five days.
Our first major project was building a pergola. We started work in late February. Our friend Donna helped us.
Michael and Donna taking a break. March 1994
Michael working hard on the pergola. He also designed it.
Painting the pergola, March 1994.
The completed project - late March 1994.
These rocks were salvaged from other parts of the property. Many of them were buried in the pathways of the circular hedge. April 1994
Daffodils emerging, March 1994.
The perennial border in June 1994. These plants were planted the previous spring.
Yarrow, bee balm, purple conflower, June 1994
Ballerina rose, June 1994
Hybrid tea roses, July 1994
The rugosa rose "F.J. Grootendorst"
We started building the fence around the front on January 30, 1995. It was bitterly cold with a high of only 35. This photo was taken on Feb. 6, with a light snow falling.
Me taking directions, Feb. 6, 1995.
Two inches of snow fell that night. Isabella watches from the window.
The pergola in the snow. Feb. 7, 1995.
The finished project, Feb. 20, 1995.
Another entrance was built on the southern end on March 13, 1995. This would later lead into the secret garden.
Late March 1995
Late spring 1995
Entrance gate 1995
The rock wall garden, Spring 1995
The perennial border 1995
Ballerina rose and white petunias, 1995