Saturday, November 03, 2007

We're STILL Working on the Yard!

When some people decide to re-landscape their yard, they hire a contractor and BOOM -- six weeks later they have a new yard.

Not us.

We started re-landscaping our yard around the same time I started this blog... in July, 2006 (when I had 2.7 readers). I've posted a few updates since then, but after spending all day today raking the thick layer of fall leaves and trying to spruce (well, cedar?) up the place, I thought I'd post a few before, during and after shots showing the long process we've been through with this dang yard.

Still to come: lighting, a split rail fence, quite a few more plants, and a front boulder that will house a welcoming lamp. The plan is to be completely finished by June, 2008. Think we can do it?

Here is a slideshow of our progress over the past two years. I'm just barely making my NaBloPoMo deadline today because I tried to post individual photos with captions that made sense, but (grrrr!), they showed up all over the place so I finally decided to go the slideshow route. (Make sure captions are on.)



Stumble Upon Toolbar

6 comments:

Caffienated Cowgirl said...

Okay, that is a gorgeous garden...and I am jealous. We had a huge garden in the UK, but had to give it up and move into a flat in Germany. Oh, how I miss it. Enjoy the beauty you have there!

Sparky said...

BEEE-AU-TI-FUL!!!!

vailian said...

Wonderful. The slide show is great.
Blogger is miserable at letting you put pictures where you want them.

Blog Antagonist said...

WOW. I'm very impressed. Our yard is a nightmare, and unfortunately, neither one of us has that particular talent.

Peter H said...

Carol.......Tom has done well, even excellently. It dies look impressive and first impressions DO count.

Vision plus hard yakka.

I am under threat to revitalise our yard as well......but a VERY large tree has to come down, unless it falls first. However, things are on hold until the undergrounding of power and services is complete in the area [phew!].

Jen of A2eatwrite said...

It looks very cool. Our yard has weeds and deer. We keep hoping the garden fairies will come and visit us, but I think we're wwwwaaaaayyyyyy down on their list.

Related Posts with Thumbnails