Thursday, May 19, 2011

A little landscaping

Our front yard has really needed some love.

Here is the bad before can see the one random rose that was growing...

Last fall...since we had Paddy's Baptism and family party afterwards only a few weeks after moving in, we needed some quick improvisation...enter a few Boston ferns and mums to line the flower bed.

But check out the awesome plastic brick-looking edgers...

Those needed to go.  Last fall, Hallie was a huge help in aiding the throwing out of the plastic brick-looking things.  Good thing we live next to a creek with lots of rocks...can I also mention how much I LOVE living by this creek?  I wish we could sleep with the windows open year round because the sound of the creek is so soothing.

While my mom was recently here, she helped transform the front.  I didn't want to spend much money on it, so thankfully, we have a huge hosta garden on the side of the house.  My mom was hard at work dividing hosta and moving them to the front.  She trimmed the dying evergreen, planted impatiens, mulched, etc.  It was looking so much better!

Since mom left, I added two fuschia plants in the Hungarian baby bath, a Boston fern on the porch, and a flag.  The flag has been my favorite addition, but it has also been a comedy of errors.  First the flag pole holder broke.  Then, we got a new metal one - thanks to Sean for installing that.  Then, the flag pole lost a piece so only the top of the flag was attached and was flapping in the wind.  Finally, the new spotlight and timer turned into this possessed strobe light (sorry, April and Brandon!).  So, I guess I need a new set up.

Glory impatiently waiting for me to finish taking pictures in the rain...

we finished off both the left and right flower beds...
gotta love flowering shade plants!

Thanks so much, Mom.  None of this work would have happened without you.


  1. Looks fantastic!!! And just so you know, I plan on recruiting your amazing decorating services very soon!

  2. We can't wait for you to get here, Michelle - and only a BLOCK apart! YEAH!