So I am guessing if you are reading this you love my weeds! I can send some to ya if ya like! I've got 6 bags full so far. Hopefully this will be over today and we can start to have some fun. I got a couple of projects that I want to do for the outside. One of them is a makeover for my front door.
Anyways.... let's get our farty shoes on and "git 'er done"! The kids call these my farty shoes cause when they get wet or sweaty inside they make farting noises every time you take a step. I know shocking that rubber shoes can't be quiet huh?
Believe it or not this is the front bed done. Still looks like crap though. I got some serious work planned for this puppy though. When we first bought this house the previous owners had bushes all along the front of the house. I wanted flowers so I pulled up all the bushes, weed fabric and mulch. The weed fabric was the really cheesy stuff and was rotting so it needed to be replaced anyways. We are planning on AFTER the fence is done to redo the front porch. You can't see it but there is like a 5' wide by 40' deep gopher hole under it. It makes the basement leak. So we want to fix the leaks, fill the gopher hole and block off under the deck so no more critters nest under there.
Here is the other half of the flower bed in the front. I want to do something to climb up the chimney. This ground is also rock hard so I need to do something with that to soften it up. I don't know what that would be, but something. Hopefully it will end up being manure cause that smells so pretty when it is wet and 120 degrees outside. You know you have to wonder how they thought "hey, let's put that cow poop in the flowers to make them grow".
The lily bed is done! I love this dirt in here. This is what I want for the front. It is always soft and mushy. Weeding is so easy in this bed. Of course the ants love this bed and HATE when I disturb them. I think I viled their queen's palace when I was working in here. The next thing I knew I was covered in biting ants. I am sure I was the epitome of coolness running around the yard in my farty shoes, screaming and flailing, being chased by two kids, one swatting me with a beach towel and the other with a hose, trying to get them off. I know I looked good after too. Sopping wet with tiny red marks from the bites and big old welts from being whipped with a beach towel.
I uncovered these gems too. I didn't even know that I had hyacinths here. You would probably recognize these as the purple irises except that the bitty one had to lob off the only blooms. She has a thing for picking flowers.
I also got the big tall weeds out of here. On my list for today is to turn all this dirt and lay down landscape fabric. Then I can section off the squares for planting the garden and do it. I'm really excited to do this one though. I love going to the garden center to pick out flowers and plants.
Maybe I better take my husband's pick up....
One little pretty left. My white iris is open! Isn't it pretty? So easy to see against that white siding too huh? I think she is much happier being weed free now.
I have one more large area to do. I have been dreading this one. It is in front of the garage. There is grass growing in there that is about 9' tall. It always is so neglected. I bet that I find alot of my husband's missing tools! Once it is weeded I want to take out all the flowers, lay down landscape fabric, plant some bushy flowery things like forsythia and cover it in rock. I was wanting to do flowers there with custom made license plates for plant markers. He thought it was dorky and now I am over that.
I am going to have him get the weed whacker started for me too so I can do all the trimming tomorrow. Doesn't that sound like fun? I think that I can be daring and take the snow shovel off the front porch and put it in the garage. Or maybe I should wait?!
I think that I will be daring....
Oops! I almost forgot!
The next Inspiration Party is Monday May 31st! So get your posts ready! I hope to see everyone there to join in on the fun!