Monday, June 9, 2008

Musashi's Garden

When we moved into our home nine years ago our postage stamp backyard was all grass. My husband and I learned quickly that weed wacking the grass was not the way to go! We both agreed that buying a lawn mover for what little grass we had was silly and grass wasn't what we wanted in the first place! We hired various companies for suggestions about what to do with the space. The bids we received were for amazing amounts of money or simply designs we didn't like. We decided to take the plunge and do what we felt like doing.

We hired someone to come and remove the sod and rototill where we wanted planting space (part of which is in the five foot utility easement). My husband (Dick) spent time with pencil and graph paper designing the brick walk and patio he was going to build. The work went slowly - mainly ideas only - until our beloved kitty Musashi passed over the Rainbow Bridge. Our garden became a loving memory to Musashi - Musashi's Garden.


Linda said...

Grass was planted in our yard much to my objections. I just hate taking care of it. Finally, I dug it up-all by myself with a pickax and we made a bricked in area and covered the rest with gravel. It looks so much better-and it doesn't need watering.

Julie (It is.) said...

Awww, how lovely, Snap!

allhorsestuff said...

Funny..we have the same psotage stamp yard and also the creative desinginhg of gras be gone! Flowers are so much more fun to maintain!
I also had a tabby ..named Mike Madison Cat..I love your Sculpture of Musashi in the garden.

Carla said...

How lovely. Kitties do find a way into our hearts and stay.