Well, we've been spending quite a bit of time out in the backyard recently. No, not because we're throwing big ol' parties late into the night. (That would be the woman in the house behind us.) We have been attempting to landscape and it's finally at a point where I feel like sharing pictures thanks to the truckload of bark dust and Phil's awesome weed wacking abilities. Disclosure: we are not professional landscapers. I really don't know what the heck I'm doing to be quite honest, but I come from a long line of farmers and gardeners, and I can usually make things blossom and grow with a healthy application of poop from a bag, some mushroom compost, and a little bit of Miracle Grow.
So here's the view from our deck last February, right before we put our offer in on the place. Pretty much a blank slate.
and after. . . ala Wendy's herb garden. Some of it was replanted from pots, some of it is new. The blueberry bush has blossoms on it. Add a couple perennials and call it good. My oregano is going crazy and I've had to buy a second basil because the first one isn't looking all that great.
Next, the garden before. . .
and today. . . We think that purple plant in the front corner is sage. It needs to be split and replanted elsewhere. It got huge!