Tuesday, April 30, 2013


We have been hard at work in our back yard for the past month and half and things are finally starting to look the way we want it to. We have SO much more work to do but for the moment I am content with how much progress we have made.

Nathaniel found a few mangled wire baskets on the side of the road a couple of weeks ago and after gutting them of their dead contents collected moss and made a hanging strawberry planter.

After a great deal of sawing, hacking and damage to my legs, Nathaniel and I managed to clear the brush  at the back of our property. Things feel so much brighter and more inviting now.

Now we just have to haul branches like donkeys for a couple of weeks... or months...

This is the BEFORE picture
We are hoping to finish the deck on the left side and install a fence this summer.

This is how the front of our home looked when we purchased it.


We still have a LOT of work to do in our front garden. So far, everything we have planted as been found on the side of road or dug out of friend's garden. I call it "opportunistic gardening"!

Nathaniel recently dug this BEAST of a rhododendron out of a lot that was slated for development. We have no idea where we are going to put it. We laughed so hard trying to get this thing into the back of Nathaniel's truck. It nearly fell on me twice.  I would be surprised if it survives, but it would be awesome if if did.  

I would still love to plant an Annabelle hydrangea, more hosta, some rhododendron and a couple of blueberry bushes.

And more to come.......


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