At A Glance: Late Fall

fall-leaves.jpg
maples shedding

mid-November.jpgbleached maples leaves

maple-fall-color.jpgmaple leaves

Japanese-maple-in-the-fall.jpgJapanese maple in late November

gingko-and-hydrangea-in-the-fall.jpgGingko and hydrangea

parrotia.jpgparrotias

pear-tree-in-fall.jpgpear tree

pear-espalier.jpgpear espalier

Venus-dogwood-fall-color.jpgVenus dogwood

oak-tree.jpgold oak

snow-today.jpgsnow today

At A Glance: Cold And Rainy

cold-and-rainy.jpg

parsley.jpg

flame-willow.jpg

chrysanthemum.jpg

swiss-chard.jpg

variegated-basil-topiaries.jpg

long-stemmed-pumpkins.jpg

rosemary.jpg

thistles.jpg

gourds.jpg

the-ballplayer.jpgrained out.

At A Glance: Good Looking Legs

Charisse-box-legs.jpg

Charisse planter box legs-boxes from Branch

painted-iron-tuteur.jpgFrench rose tuteur with seat

orangery-box-legs.jpgorangery box legs

One-legged-Pan.jpg

A herm of Pan featuring one leg

big-legs.jpgRustic faux bois planter box legs

big-legs.jpgbig legs

scrolled-steel-legs.jpg

scrolled steel chair legs

short-legs.jpgantique gothic style steel planter legs

no-legs.jpg

no legs

Dutch-teak-garden-chairs.jpgDutch painted teak garden lounge chair legs

shipping legs.jpgBuck’s pergolas on their way to Florida tomorrow-the roofs needed shipping legs.  What could give you a leg up designing a pot or a garden or a landscape?  What would help choosing a container or a sculpture for the garden?  Do you have a tree to plant that needs a leg up out of a non-draining soil?  Look at the legs.  How you choose to interact with the ground is really important.

At A Glance: The Details

marking.jpg
The pictures of the details of the construction of these massive pergolas is not just for our records.  We will send a complete set of pictures to the contractor who will be charged with assembling the structures once they get to Florida.  Though I have described this Branch project yesterday with few pictures and few words, the actual length of time and the attention to detail has been serious and long.  At the risk of boring you beyond all belief, these pictures help to better tell the whole story.
welding-the-lattice.jpgwelded lattice

welding-a-panel.jpgmeasuring

assemby.jpgassembly

barn-raising.jpgraising the barn

assembly.jpgpanels in place

assembly.jpgNote the 2 by 4′s between the vertical panels.  Great care was taken to square up the four posts before the roof would be dropped on.

parking-the-forklift.jpg
Big enough to house a forklift

welding-the-roof.jpg

finishing the roof

the-roof.jpgfinishing the roof

steel-cradle-for-delivery.jpgOnce both pergolas were finished, cradle structures needed to be built for the roof structures.  They are too wide to lay flat.  The maximum width of a flatbed truck is 8.5 feet.  We are over the legal transport dimension limit.  Not a problem.  Terry, Michael, Sal, Dave, Enrique, Owen, Scott, Steve, Geri, Dan, Max, and Buck worked together to bring a big idea for the landscape to life.  Start to finish.  Am I happy with the result?  Truly?  Yes.