Friday, May 13, 2016

Garden Delight

Good evening sweet friends.
Well this is what Bob and I have been doing each evening
until dark this past week.
We only had one rainy night off as a reprieve though.

Bob dug out the path that use to be grass.
He piled all of the grass into the wheelbarrow,
and my job was to put the loads....many loads
of grass onto a pile in our backyard.

Also I was doing half of the planting.
He did the other half.
The red vine is a honeysuckle.
The hummingbirds are already coming to it.
A dwarf white honeysuckle is in front.

We picked out rocks at a stone quarry near us
to create this half moon.
Then planted a Halo Dogwood and Chocolate Chip Ajuga.
Blue grass was planted just outside.
I love this grass because it is non invasive and stays this height.

Bob made the door trellis last year.

Our poor wagon did not make it through the Winter.
We noticed the wood in the bed had rotten through,
so now we have to take it apart, and Bob will get more wood
next year and try to re-create it.

The pathway is now flagstone.

Bob put the slag down first and then put the puzzle together.
He did a fine job don't you think?
I then carefully took out the slag in certain spots,
added dirt and planted both wooly and green thyme.
Still have the seating area to pic.

Part of our new seating area with a birdbath and cement bunny looking over it all.

The Eastern Redbud tree was delivered and planted yesterday,
along with 2 yards of organic mulch.
Bob and I barely finished mulching everything
before the thunderstorms rolled in at 8:30pm.
We have three more shrubs to plant this weekend some time.

Pictures taken from the Internet of a Redbud tree.
We chose this tree for its purple Spring flowers

And Heart shaped leaves.
Plus it is a small tree that only grows to 25ft.

Now Bob is working on one more project before his surgery.
Hopefully he can get it done and I will show you all.

It is suppose to rain tomorrow here,
so I will just do my normal Saturday chores
of washing clothes, cleaning and grocery shopping.
Oh and I also have to take Ace kitty to the vet for his checkup.

What are your plans for this weekend?

Garden Delight Blessings To All!


  1. You all did a ton of work but it is beautiful. Imagine what it will look like come August. I couldn't get a hummer to come to my house if I served it ice cream. It's going to be cold tomorrow, we were thinkn of going to Block's for plants. I love wooly thyme, you will too.

  2. Wow!! I love what you and Bob have done with your yard!! I love the pavers and the old doors for an arch are wonderful!!!
    I love Redbud trees...we had one a long time ago, but a lightening strike got it...split it right down the middle...

  3. Yes Bob did a fine job!!! Looks very nice Janice.
    Is that a slow growing honeysuckle?
    Can't wait to see more :0)

  4. Morning Janice, love the yard,Bob did great!!!! Love the door trellis, looks fabulous. Blessings Francine.

  5. Everything looks wonderful. Lots of work but worth it in the end.
    Hugs :)

  6. Looks wonderful prayers for you both.

  7. Looks wonderful prayers for you both.

  8. I love what you have done with your yard. The use of the old doors is amazing, what a great idea! I love that old wagon, hopefully you can restore it. I have always wanted one of those. Hope you have a great week!


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