Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Yard Pojects...

Marvin and I were sitting in the backyard yesterday and we have come to the conclusion there is just too many projects related to the house that it's a bit difficult to keep up with things. A few years ago we ripped out some perennials in the garden and had someone come and look at the backyard to draw up a plan... to make a long story short he never came back, and we just never pursued it... so this week... my sister Arlene is going to come and look at the beds we have and help us create some sort of a plan... then we will go buy perennials and shrubs on Saturday and hopefully plant everything this coming weekend. Arlene is the one with the green thumb in the family... she inherited that from our grandfather and parents. I on the other hand... am not a gardener and hence we will be looking for LOW maintenance items.

Here is what we have to work with....
Hubby will be cutting the cedars down tonight and I looking forward to what it will all look like!

What are your current house/yard projects?

13 comments:

  1. It's a beautiful space Ginger - you have a great canvas to start with! I am no gardener either, I love flowers but I just can't grow them.

    I hope we get to see some "after" pictures

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  2. Those beds will look gorgeous with some colour in them! Can't wait to see how it turns out
    Alison xx

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  3. You've got such a great base to start from. I wish that I had some beds in my backyard but there's nothing and I never had the energy to put something together. At least that part is done for you! Since I'm hoping to sell this house soon, I'm not putting another dime into it! LOL. No projects for me until I buy another house. Have fun with your project!

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  4. Wow, what a fab sized area you've got to play with! In our family its the other way around, I'm into gardening and my sister isn't! She current;y does properties up, and the last one she was in, she had me design the garden choose the plans, work to her budget, and I helped her plant everything too! Unfortunately we've only got a small back yard so I've got a pot with clematis in, and two hanging baskets in the summer!

    Good luck with all your planting, and do share photos once they're all in!

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  5. They'll look great when finished,Ginger....look forward to seeing it all.

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  6. Our next project is to strip and re-stain/seal my big swing in the back yard. I'd also like to re-do our front flower beds, but that may have to wait until next year.

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  7. That's a great space to start with you've got there. I can just picture it full of colour. Look forward to seeing the photos.

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  8. Really looking forward to seeing what happens - you have lots of room for something lovely! Though I had a pang at the thought of trees being cut down ...

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  9. It'll be really interesting to see this progress! :)

    Today we put up a new bird feeding station in our garden. We don't have much space at all so we have a patch of rather sparse grass and a gravel path... We're due to have a trellis put up along the garden wall soon though so we might try to grow some climbing plant or other. I'm not exactly a natural gardener so it'll have to be something that can pretty much fend for itself!!

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  10. I agree, you've got an awesome space to work with! I'm so with you, I do not have a green thumb either, low-maintenance all the way. We have hydrangeas in our yard, I love them.
    Have fun!
    xoxo

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  11. I'm on day two of the 'annual geranium plant out!' I love your raised beds, somewhere to sit when your (my) back won't bend! You have prompted me to take some 'before & after' pictures. Taking the trees out will let so much light in for you. You can always plant a more 'open' type of tree to replace them.

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  12. We just removed a big tree out back, and it's opened everything up. We need to put in our summer annuals and then we have some fence mending, too.
    Rinda

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  13. Looking forward to seeing it finished. Meanwhile your hardscape looks fantastic - what a great base to have to work with.

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