Thursday, October 22, 2009

A Garden is a Friend You Can Visit Anytime


The post today is not about crochet, but it is about being creative in other ways. I love to garden almost as much as I love to crochet and knit. Since we moved to New York (I am originally from California), because of the seasons and the climate here, I have had to become more creative in my gardening techniques. I had also been wanting to give my house more 'curb appeal', so this past Spring my husband, son and son-in-law surprised me with this project: removing the boring evergreen bushes from the front of my house and building a beautiful wooden planter box!


First, using my son-in-law's jeep, they pulled out the bushes from in front of the house. There were several of them!











Then they cleared the debris and excess soil. They also laid down black plastic under the soil to keep the weeds from poking through. You can also see the roots of one of the bushes in the left of this picture. They were huge!








When the were done clearing the area, they dug holes for the posts and began building my new flower box!





 You can see the flower box starting to take shape.
















Here is the flower box completed!



We spent a wonderful afternoon planting flowers with our little ones.






My husband spent a whole weekend power washing the house and then repainted the old black shutters with burgundy paint. Now I have a house with curb appeal!


Here is my new flower box covered in flowers that are in full bloom! I love the new look that removing the old bushes and replacing them with flowers created! What do you think?
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5 comments :

Shana said...

that turned out so pretty!!

Sarah said...

Wow, That is a great change, I know you love it, I would!

Ann said...

So pretty! I love gardening too, it is a great stress reliever, and it is especially fun when you can garden with your loved ones.

Unique2wh0 said...

Well, I am a little late, but wanted to let you know I think it is very pretty and warm looking. :) I do not blame you for love'n it!!!

Sharon Marie said...

Beautiful curb appeal.