As a reminder, this is what we started with:

And here’s where we’re at.

I planted all the plants, laid out all the flagstones, spread a layer of DG, and dumped in all that gravel, all before noon.  You can see in progress pics at the Backyard Mini Meadow set.  I know it doesn’t look much like a meadow, but it will when the grasses and other plants grow.

Yesterday afternoon Dave painted the steps a pretty purple that seems to glow, especially against the gravel and blue wall.

We still need to do the fountain and the side of the steps (not pictured).  I think we’re going to have to do a bit of a retaining thing on the side.  I didn’t realize how much the yard sloped.  We’re also going to put in some decorative/larger rocks as well.