Who: Joyce H.
Where: Natick, MA
The sense of accomplishment is wonderful. We never thought that the end result would be so beautiful. Gardens evolve over time; it was not possible to visualize this as the end result. The yard has many "rooms," and there is a surprise around every turn. We did so much of the physical work ourselves, only hiring when we absolutely had to. The labor was back-breaking, and finding all the right plants was not always easy. Some plantings did not work the first time, so they had to be replanted.
Who did the work: I did most of the work myself
Cost: $50,000 to $100,000