So, on Monday I planted the Azaleas, mums, and begonias in the back yard flower bed, and hooked up the soaker hose. Now that the backyard was (well, atleast the part that I'm doing THIS year), I needed to move on to the front yard.
I thought I had better "before pictures" of the front flower beds, but these are the only ones I could find. They were SOOO much worse than this! sigghhh
This is the rosemary and lavender that was on the right side, and it was SO overgrown, that when I tried it trim it back it looked awful . . . so it got yanked. It was a LOT of rosemary. Luckily, I saved the smaller one of the left side, so we still have rosemary. The lavender is gone. It had grown sideways from the rosemary crowding it, and just looked bad. I may plant another one?
Here is the flower bed by the front door, and I didn't change anything with this one since I took this picture, but you can kinda see how over grown the rosemary was.
NOW, for the after pictures. Here's the flower bed by the front door. I haven't changed anything in this one, but the blue flower ground cover has really taken off.
The stone border was also falling over. I had to reset most of it, and move it out a couple of inches around the tree because of all the roots.
Another angle of the bird bath (with a mosquito donut in it.) I didn't fix the border on this side. It wasn't too bad, and there are some ant beds on this side. :( Plus, I did the other side yesterday, and this side yesterday . . . and I was TIRED!
Sunday, September 16, 2012
The latest project is the back yard. After searching, and searching, and searching . . .finally found some patio furniture I LOVE (and can afford). Bought the chairs, coffee table and love seat at Walmart for $198. The two blue pillows on the chairs, the guy at Walmart just gave me . . . they actually went with another set, but there was only 2 instead of 4. The two pillows on the loveseat, I got on Amazon for $30. The ottoman I got from Pier One. It was regularly $129, on sale for $69 . . . I asked if they'd take $49 for it, and they DID! All the pots and plants came from Lowe's.
Wednesday, September 05, 2012
Finally finished the unpacking this weekend. No more boxes inside the house (there are still some in the garage we need to go thru). So the hobby room and all my craft stuff was the last to get done. I got a new printer, hooked up my Silhouette, and painted a board to go between the desk and the hutch for more desk space for me. It's so nice to be able to sit there and look out the window. Couldn't do that at the last house.