The other day my dad wanted to know what I've been up to. Well, Dad, here you go.
This summer we've been working on the landscaping quite a bit. Here's our front yard as we first saw it in February of 2011. Right in the front we have these two big evergreen holly trees. They provide a lot of privacy. Notice also that there's an over-abundance of river rock.
An aging planter box with some spring bulbs and lilies, and a window box with lots of potential.
Fast forward to August 25th when we got the keys. Here's the view out the master bedroom window. . . see how the lilacs get shrouded by the trees?
Have you noticed a theme here? The river rock goes on forever. It's even by the mailbox. Oh my gosh. I was so sick of river rock. Such a pain in the behind. It's so hard to weed and it just looks so blah.
We haven't had much rain the last two months, so the grass is looking pretty dead, some of the flowers are passed their blooming days, the irises need to be trimmed back, the window box needs some sprucing up, but it looks so much better to not have all that rock. The mums in the front are just getting ready to bloom and the daisies are still going strong.
Kind of hard to see, but in the corner behind the hummingbird feeder are two new hydrangeas. Babies for now, but they'll grow.