We are really enjoying our yard this summer. In late spring we began our back yard re-do and it surely is a work in progress. For sure it won’t be completed this year but it is showing lots of potential. Our soon to be son-in-law and his crew did the tilling, brought in topsoil and put in the mulch. Then it was our turn. The first part of May was spent making many trips to several nurseries and home improvement stores checking out shrubs and trees. Prior to that we also watched lots of landscaping videos on YouTube. It’s the hubby’s #1 resource for just about everything.
One of the biggest projects we completed was the sidewalk that leads from the backdoor to the deck. When I say we I mean the Mr and I. Yep all by ourselves and we’ve have the aches and pains to prove it! After this, planting was a piece of cake, almost.
We had really hoped to have a garden this year but that’s not going to happen. There is a huge tomato plant on the deck as well as lavender and chocolate mint. If anyone has any mint and lavender growing tips please share them with me. I think I’m all YouTube’d out right about now. With all the colorful plants on the deck sitting outside is so nice even though we’ve had some real scorchers. Our daughters dorm room fridge helps out big time!
I also wanted to share with you one of my other chillaxin areas, the front porch. When I come in from my morning walk this is the first place I head to. However, around 7pm this is the most peaceful place on the planet.
This is a huge departure from my usual tablescapes posts and I thank you for checking out my corner of the world.
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