Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Wednesday, plodding along

     Well, here are the pics I promised.  These flower pots are planted with seed geraniums and will grow lush and full over the summer.  See the infamous wood pile, it never runs dry, because we add to it constantly.  These hostas I picked up for .75 at the end of the year a few years ago.  They will be huge and gorgeous.

This is the deck I just got done painting and places to sit and enjoy the yard.  These two sitting areas are right off the pond.

See my cute frog prince on top of the water fall?  We have to shade the pond from the full hot sun.  Another sitting area under the Gazebo.  More flower boxes and rock walkways peeking into the garden.

Garden from two views.  Corn, potatoes, leeks, onions, carrots, beets, beans, tomatoes, eggplant, pumpkins, squash, peppers, brussel sprouts, cucumbers.

Flowers in the front of house, do you see that large white flower on the vine growing up the drain post?  That has taken 7 years to bloom! It is beautiful and I plan to have it grow over and above the porch.

This is the french drain system that surrounds the house.  We live on a steep hill and water flows down the backyard into the house.  So we have a drainage system that has to be cleaned once a year.  Yes by hand!  This area was completely over run with weeds.  It took me about 12 hours to clean. Ugh!

 See the cute frog stepping stones, oh yeah I haven't cleaned here, still to do!

Maybe clean and paint that bench?

Look at those weeds and over grown plants that need to be trimmed.

Here is one of the huge beds on the back slope that needs to be weeded.  I am never done!

     I am off to the dump and then I will stop at a couple of nurseries to try and find more plantings for the front slope that I will show you later.  I still have $80.00 worth of gift certificates to plant stores and I want to fill in a rock bed.

     I also need to sew a couple hundred dollars today.  I also received a $25.00 gift certificate to Red Lobster yesterday and a $50.00 American express certificate to use an anything I want.  These were a thank you from our video man.  Thank you very much!

     Now I had better get my butt in gear.

Have a great and productive day!



  1. Gorgeous! Your yard is amazing!

  2. I'm very envious of your've put in a lot of work and it shows!

  3. You see overgrown plants and weeds and I see lush and healthy plants!! See, it all depends on your point of view. That's a lot of work Kim, makes me rethink my garden plans in PEI. I need plants that can take care of themselves!