Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Things are growing...

Last year I wrote about the landscaping work we had done. We knew what we wanted the yard to look like, but didn't have the equipment or expertise to set the "bones" of our garden. This year has been so much fun...now that the foundation of the garden has been laid, we've had a wonderful time playing in the garden! These pictures are the before and after of our front walkway...I love the transformation...
We've been filling in with perennials and because we have a lot of trees, I'm trying to choose plants for a "woodland garden". I've always loved bleeding hearts and finally found one for a shady area along our dry creekbed. For the front which gets a little more sun, we've planted some foxgloves.
And near the street where we get a lot of sun, we planted some marigolds to complement the black eyed susans that are there...hopefully they will spread across this whole bed eventually!
And look what's growing in our backyard? We've had an empty lot behind our house since we moved in almost 9 years ago and someone is finally building a house on it. Since our house is set almost to the very back of our lot (we have about 18 inches off of our porch!) this new house will be verrrry close to us. But...at least we'll be able to do something with our backyard at long last...because we'll know where it ends! (It also helps that the new neighbors are very nice people!)

And to make this quilty, I have my Underground Railroad quilt on the machine and plan to finish it tonight...pictures following soon!

9 comments:

Libby said...

Oh, it's just going to be beautiful. You'll be smiling every time you arrive home *s*

Elaine Adair said...

Your gardening is so lovely! Better than the TV shows -- what a joy to see each time you return home.

Jeanne said...

It's looking very pretty so far!

atet said...

Oh what fun! It's going to be lovely! All this and new neighbors too.

Screen Door said...

Love the photos, I have a thing for mail boxes. The landscaping around your is beautiful..

KCQuilter said...

Your new landscaping is just gorgeous! What a treat for your eyes everyday.

Gail said...

The yard looks lovely! I so enjoy it when the yard looks serene and park like. MOstly it just looks like a naturalists dream, because I hate working in it!

Pam said...

Looking good! I too love bleeding heart, we have it planted in pots here and there to help control it a bit. What finds its way out of the pots is quickly spoken for by friends and family.

Evelyn aka Starfishy said...

Lovely! And bleeding hearts are one of my favorite shade plants - just planted 2 pink and 1 white one today. What a fun "blank slate" to start out with!

Cheers!

Evelyn