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Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Project #1

Oh, this yard of ours.  One of the things that we loved about this house was the yard - so, so BIG!  And then we bought the house, moved in, spring turned to summer and we cursed this big yard.  When I say "we," I mean Chris.  But you knew that, right?  We did lots of gardening at our old house, but when we moved in here I was pregnant with Quinn and then had him and he was a toddler and it is a corner lot (which means lots of opportunities to run into the road), but now he's old enough to either
a. help OR
b. stay inside with sisters while we are in the yard

It is a wonderful thing.

So, we (and I do mean we!) spent the weekend in the yard.  You see, my family is coming in from Chicago in a few weeks and there is nothing like visitors to motivate you to do things that you should have done years ago, right?  :)  And no, I didn't take any before pictures.  I sort of wish I did just to show the massive amounts of work that we did, but on the other hand, I would really be too embarrassed to show them to you. 

And we have to give some of the credit to our friend Ken (and Zach!) at Morning Glory Landscaping for coming out and cutting the rose bushes. 

Anywho, here it is...

So, what'd we do, you might ask?  Raked out all the old pine straw (huge job!) and mulched (lots, and lots of mulch) removed two scrubby bushes and planted daisies, hostas,  and marigolds,  put in the stone border and added the hanging plants. 

{nevermind the brown patches...we can't figure it out...and when I say "we" I mean Chris}

We had an old wooden bistro set that I bought years ago at the end of the season at Target for $30.  It had definitely seen it's better days and I had plans for pressure washing, sanding and painting it, but then at Home Depot (at Hamilton Mill, for you locals) they had this wrought iron bistro set on clearance from $150 to $59.  It pretty much made my day.  And after the eight hours of yard work, we sat out there with a beer, admiring our handiwork. 

Summer Project #1 is complete!  Yay!

1 comment:

Lori Biddle said...

Beautiful! Is Chris for hire? ;-)