Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Santa Came Early

My house is 1 year and 3 months old. While I've been diligently nesting on the inside, the outside has been severely neglected.  I don't have much of a green thumb so the thought of doing any landscaping made me feel very overwhelmed with where to start!  While the house sits on about two, mostly wooded, acres I wanted the areas near the house to look 'finished' instead of like this hot mess...


This summer I did make a vain attempt to start a bed on the other side of the porch...Unfortunately this is as far as I got as I ran out of motivation (and money) to finish this project!

I did manage to put up a few decorations and potted plants on the porch this summer 
but that was about all...

Then my most generous mother and step-father offered to give me the gift of landscaping as an early Christmas/birthday present (my birthday is December 20th). You know you're a grown up when the thought of landscaping as a gift delights you to no end!  Their friend Ed Bush, of Bush's Bushes, came over and worked his magic...

 Some features include three high-bush blueberry plants, ornamental rocks, and several other varieties of pink, purple, and yellow perennials. I'm so excited to see what Spring will bring!


A couple 'before' and 'afters':


The landscaping makes the house look so much more 'finished'.  Now that it's done I know I can manage the upkeep of the beds without that overwhelming 'where to start' feeling!

I'm so grateful and delighted!!  

 

2 comments:

  1. That looks great! The dark mulch looks nice with your black door and shutters. I put out two flats of pansies yesterday and they really made me smile. :)

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  2. Love the new landscape. It looks wonderful. What a dramatic difference!
    Just found your blog today. Thanks for sharing.

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