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Saturday, June 03, 2006

The Whole Yard

This is the design our friend Mike whipped up recommending what we plant to replace our dying and overgrown shrub areas in the front yard. Over the last weeks we've been tearing out and moving all this: This morning while I was at class, Mr. H, Mike and my father-in-law rototilled the area and redid all the irrigation while my mom-in-law watched Biscuit. After class (my LAST ONE THAT ISN'T A FINAL!!) I finished up the plant shopping and then we all planted the plants and hooked up the irrigation. Here's the result, our all new front planters (we still need to add the bark mulch). For the moment they look a little bare since we bought itty bitty perrenials (who can afford those 5 gallon plants?). I'll show another shot at the end of summer and I hope it will have filled in. It really does look better than the photos.

As always, a few lessons learned:
  • Never shop for plants on a sunny, spring Saturday afternoon
  • If you do HAVE to shop for plants along with EVERY other homeowner in the county, be mentally prepared to visit at least 5 places to get what you need
  • Don't overlook Wal-mart and Target for plants, not much selection but they're cheap
  • Learn to accept the fact that after visiting 4 locations all over town you will discover that the hardware store a quarter mile away had everything you needed all along

Happy gardening!

And I'll finish with a teaser about some exciting upcoming changes to this blog...stay tuned for exciting changes...and a photo of my sister-in-law's new puppy.


  • So when does your puppy show up. For some reason I think that is the upcoming changes.

    By Blogger halfoz, at Sunday, June 04, 2006  

  • can't wait to find out what you are going to do. i hope these changes occur after finals, though! :) happy studying and projecting.
    much improved planters, by the way. this is what we have been doing the last couple days as well... speaking of which!

    By Blogger farfromca, at Sunday, June 04, 2006  

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