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sheshovel
03-25-2006, 12:20 AM
Around this!Just another challenge in this line of work!What fun it is!

sheshovel
03-25-2006, 02:55 PM
Bump up again.A wooden statue of a baby bear in a forest I guess..clients want me to build their landscape around this!

Landscape25
03-25-2006, 03:26 PM
I don't see flowers with that. Probably pine bark nuggets for mulch. Maybe a small pond in front of the staue with natural stone- that bear is going to want some fish. Juniper, small holly (if there is such a thing there) maybe? That is a fun one.

Trinity Lawn Care, LLC
03-25-2006, 03:28 PM
That is going to be interesting. I look forward to see what you end up doing.

Kate Butler
03-25-2006, 03:40 PM
What's the total height of the 'art'?

sheshovel
03-25-2006, 03:52 PM
about 6' tall Kate.They want me to put it on a base to make it even taller too.It will be in a very small area about 15'widex25'long.She wants a "mountain look".I will be bringing in about 4 ton of moss boulders I do know that.

ECS
03-25-2006, 04:02 PM
Model your mountain like the one of the statue itself. Have a pond at the top surrounded with some pine, pond emptying into a nice rock stream with the statue in the middle of the stream like an old tree. Lots of greenry around it, rock and some pine bark. The stream coming down through the rocks would be like where the bear in the statue is. The statue could be like where the boulder above the bear's head is.

Kate Butler
03-25-2006, 05:05 PM
Since it's such a small area, I'd use some (genetic) dwarf conifers that echo the shapes of the carving. They will not be cheap, but they will never outgrow their positions.

sheshovel
03-25-2006, 05:41 PM
ECS..I am not sure what you are trying to explain?
Dwarf conifers are a must..no doubt

grasswhacker
03-25-2006, 05:48 PM
Around this!Just another challenge in this line of work!What fun it is!

Maybe you could find some old chainsaws and wood chisels to work into the landscape. :laugh:

sheshovel
03-25-2006, 05:53 PM
Yer funny grasswhacker!Hahaha!I do have some of those things lieing around here though.Some wood shavings and I could ask the carver for the rest of the log he cut this out of and lay it there.With some old Axe bits stuck in it..then put my boulders and dwarf conifers around the carving and the log.This gives me ideas..thanks to you who responded

bobcat9957
03-26-2006, 10:51 AM
Build a fire pit around it!

promower
03-27-2006, 01:14 AM
If it was mine I would plant a 6' shrub in front of it so I dont to look at it.

sheshovel
03-27-2006, 01:41 PM
Well It is not mine it's the clients and they want me to build a landscape around it.So their wish is my challenge.Ugly or not.It is my job to make it work and make it look as good as possible.They are the ones who pay me,and they like it.

Coffeecraver
03-27-2006, 02:16 PM
I see boulders and Pampas grass with this in a decorative stone bed

:)

skurkp
03-28-2006, 08:20 AM
I want to see pics when your done.