Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Babson project

Today, I went with Guillerme and Rich to work on a project for Babson College, by one of the dormitories. It was a large brick building and on the backside of the building was an entrance area that had just gotten old in appearance and function. This happens quite a bit in landscaping, bushes and trees outgrow the area the have been in after awhile and we have to remove the old and plant some new to freshen up the appearance of the area.

The first thing we did was to remove about 18 old Juniper bushes, that were planted in the front of some PJM's. We first cut off all of the branches, then used a chainsaw to cut the stumps down a bit, leaving about 6 inches above ground. Guillerme and Rich then dug up the stump's. We loaded all of this onto a dump truck and Rich took off to dump the brush at a place in Framingham, where we can dump stuff and he also brought back 2 yards of very wet loam. The place in Framingham, recycles brush into mulch, any composted material is turned into compost, nothing much is left for dumps, it is always recycled, even the pavement, concrete, blue stone, brick and pallets, that we return there.

Rich made 2 more trips to that place, in Framingham, for a total of 6 yards of loam, which for the most part Guillerme and I spread in the area's that will be planted with Rhody,s 40 or so Stella Dora Lilly's, some hosta's and assorted plants to fill in the new area. I thought I was going to come back the next day and would take picture's of the completed project but it rained the next day.

So I will leave you with some more pictures of flowers. A pink Mountain Laurel and a very red geranium.


  1. beautiful flower images. oh, i think you really have such a rewarding job as you get to see, enjoy and relax with the results of your hard work. your landscapes are always inspiring.

  2. i love all those flowers they are so beautiful and look so colorful infact
    love to have them in my garden too
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