This was taken a few weeks before move in day on March 1St...
(noice the one set of shutters on the porch, it looked like a man with one eyebrow)
And this is how it looksthis morning......after paint,new door hardware,new light fixture, window boxes, landscaping and lots of DIY!
I still have more painting to do and the metal post will be replaced..... and as you can see we took out the overgrown shrubs...and made the beds bigger. I decided to use low growing eveergreens. Dwarf youpon hollys are lovely green now, but this fall leaves will turn burgundy-red. Dwarf gardenias are blooming now and smell so good, but will keep the glossy green leaves all year. I have not got my water feature going yet....I need a new half whiskey barrel, but I have not had any luck finding a new one.
Color will always be added in my window boxes, planters and other containers.
Mary-Kate planted dwarf lavender, english and lemon thyme around the steping stones.
I need more topsoil and mulch....and the list goes on! But we are getting there.
Look at our workshop/storage building Joey is building.He keeps telling me that he is no carpenter....but I have found that as long as I give him plenty of good lovin' and ice tea....he can do anything! He has made a little more progress since I took this pic on Sunday.
Oh, he said the sweetest thing to me..."I think I will have enough wood left over to build you a little potting shed"! That melted my heart!
I gotta get back to work, have a great day!
- ▼ June (5)