Giant Alliums and an unidentified flower

I have been not so patiently waiting for the giant allium bulbs that I planted last fall to grow and flower. Our city’s parks and recreation department had planted them last year and they looked so fun and Dr. Seuss-like that I knew I wanted to put them somewhere in my landscaping. We had an…

Our purple painted place

November 2017 – Last October we spent the whole month slapping different colors on our house in our quest to find the perfect paint pairing. We ended up deciding on a dark purple, silk, and gray.   I really enjoy coming home and looking at these vibrant colors. The neighbors have also given us great…

Privacy trees and bushes

This past weekend was hard labor and driving around to pick up trees and bushes and mulch. We can only fit two trees/shrubs in the Subaru at a time so we made a few trips out. I finally finished planting the privacy shrubs along the long side of the fence facing the street. The before…

My first holes

April 2017 – The first holes I’ve dug since boot camp in 1996. In this corner we decided to plant three arborvitae for privacy. I didn’t think they were growing much until I took a picture of them this morning and looked at them side by side. I added some tulip bulbs last fall and…

My husband spends his spring break putting up a fence

March 2017 – I was extremely excited about getting the fence up. The fence that came with the house was 4 1/2 ft tall and had spacing between the boards. I like privacy and we wanted to expand our backyard area. The original fence. My project was to remove the boards from the fence on…