Tuesday, August 25, 2015

An on-going Project in the Garden

It's like the never-ending story.  I still remember when the area in front of the garage was three small cotoneaster and a birch tree.  There were some yews that eventually died and not much else.  

But as things grew, more and more grass was taken out.  And in 2008, with retirement looming, I started to fix up the front yard.

2008 - just a walkway.
Two years at home and I decided that the grass needed to go.
2010 - the grass is gone
The following spring of 2011,  the planting began with transplants from other garden areas.
July, 2013, the fruits of my labors are showing progress.

June, 2015, I think it works.

The walkway, August, 2015

I'd like to say this is done, but I am in the process of removing most of the cotoneaster, which is just too invasive.  Also, most of the daylilies are going to the backyard to be replaced by 'stuff' that deer do not eat.  And I still need to catch that d--- rabbit.  Wish me luck.


  1. Your yard is so beautiful - I, a Southern Californian, envy all the green! Do you do the work yourself?

    1. Thank you. I do most of the work myself, but when I removed the grass I had help.

  2. This is just beautiful and such a nice respite. I am bad but when I saw the pretty area to sit, I pictured you looking out the window and seeing 2 deer sit there having coffee. If I see a recipe for rabbit stew one day i know you caught the bunny:)

  3. Poor bunny! Mind you I am still having problems with that d*** squirrel.

    Your yard does look lovely and refreshingly green.

    1. Your squirrel is something. I cannot even imagine them going up five stories of a building. It's like something out of a movie.

  4. Beautiful and I can imagine the work that went into it. My back is aching. Alana ramblinwitham.blogspot.com


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