Tuscan Veranda Project:
Perimeter Masonry (Phase 1)
Project begins: January 2016
After a year of
no progress, the Perimeter Masonry phase of the Tuscan
Veranda Project continues. The first task in the project
involves a crescent planter around a Desert Willow tree.
For this, I built a reinforced footing to support the
brickwork that composes the crescent.
The planter took a few weeks to build
because I only had time to process
about 19 bricks a day.
After completion of the
crescent, I ran schedule 40 PVC from
the water source to the step planters.
From the step
planters, more schedule 40
to the crescent planter.
Project completed: March 2016
The planter required quite a bit of garden
loam, of which I had about 4 cubic yards
delivered. After filling the planter with the
loam, I planted five dwarf rose plants.