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The front deck has plenty of room for visitors.

This covered arbour leads to Kalyn's office door. A gentle stream burbles through the front yard.

can I deal with this? I know, I’ll make him a path to walk on. Then I thought no…I’ll make him a path lined with the bricks. But, not just a path, a path with a bridge that passes over a creek,” David says animatedly of how his idea grew. The next issue he had to solve was how to create an

entrance into his wife’s office at the side of the house. He built a covered walk and a deck with seating to enjoy the trickling creek. All of the aspects of the garden are a consequence of

David’s problem solving. “It’s an itch I need to scratch," he says. “I build a layout of what I want to do in my mind and then I find the appropriate justification for it. It’s fun.” The raised vegetable gardens he has planted along the

Looking out from the house, the front yard easily blends into the Churchill Drive Park that separates the street from the Red River.

boulevard were also a consequence of his problem solv- ing. With his lawn mower giving up the ghost, he was distraught over what to do – buy a new lawnmower or tear up the boulevard, lay down gravel, create some raised beds, truck in dirt and grow some vegetables there. The answer was obvious, and so he went about making the raised beds only to find out he would have to take them down as they were against city ordinances. Something he was luckily able to get around with a special permit. David is a great gardener despite his denials. He grows

mainly perennials and edibles, including daylilies that have survived since they first moved in. Today, they add height and colour in the garden. For the most part it is low main- tenance he says, but we all know that no garden is ever truly low maintenance. This year David is growing sweet potato, bush beans,

Raised beds in the front feature an abundance of fresh vegetables. 14 • Beautiful Gardens 2015

broccoli, Brussel sprouts, eggplant, six varieties of pota- toes, carrots, zucchini, cantaloupe, beets, and three types of kale – which they all love in their smoothies. He also

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