5/25/2011

Making Room, Making Special Spaces

I know we're not all keen on the whole crafting and house-care blog front but since I tend to be kind of fickle with blogging sometimes I figure, what's the loss of a few more readers that may not dig it?

I have been busy in my yard and I have probably looked pretty goofy crawling around on all fours for hours at a time. It's getting tricky for this belly to bend.

Anyway, there has been quite the little transformation that has taken place in this yard space. I am now kicking myself for not taking before shots but I basically tore up our entire back yard and made it a space that I absolutely love and if truth be told, I'm a little addicted to it. There were weeds up to my elbows and rose bushes that were more thorn than flora so it all had to go except for a few perennials that were buried underneath.

This is where the weeds were mountain high when we first moved in and it is all gone thanks to the help of Arden and his great "digging up bushes" skills.



This is a portion of my veggie garden. The white peddles scattered about are from my blossoming apple tree (it is certainly not snow, thank heavens). I have some lettuce, cabbage, potatoes, tomatoes, and herbs going. This is my first hand at growing veggies, so we'll see how it all turns out. That bed had weeds up past my waist when we first moved in and I dug up each and every one. I am quite proud of how it turned out.



The front probably needed the least amount of work; definitely some weeding and a fresh floor of mulch but it already had a pretty nice assortment of perennials. I may add one more, or two if I can convince Arden that we do indeed need one. More. Plant.


Lastly, I found some planters and filled them with annuals. Dahlias, mini-petunias, snap dragons, and grasses were the order of the day and they seem to be doing quite well.



The yard is probably the outworking of my disposition right now: if I don't do something, I will lose my mind. That seems to be my venture with most things. I could have just bought a couple potted plants and called it a day but why write 10 pages when you can write 80?

Speaking of writing, there are some exciting prospects on the horizon. Time to tend that garden and I'll share more when I can.

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