Front garden fence takes shape

The newest expansion of Fossil Gardens is underway. The garden will nearly double in size as we begin to use the space near the front of the house. But, of course, you can't have a new garden without a sturdy new fence. So, the past couple of weeks I have been setting posts and making railing sections. This simple structure stands a shade over three feet tall (city regulations) and runs about 60 feet. Eventually, the fence will enclose the entire yard, complete with a entry gate and some cool garden sculptures.

Imagine wildflowers and other prairie plants spilling over this portion of the garden and fence. In the background you can see the shop building.

Like most of Fossil Gardens, shade is the common theme. However, this portion of the front gets a bit more sun than the rest. Plus, the soil is pretty darn good.