Monday, August 25, 2008

Look What I Did With My Weekend

For years, I have had this vision for our side yard. It is quite large, and boring. There was nothing there. We drive by it all the time, and with our daughter graduating in June and an impending Open House, Now was the time to plant perennials, and get this done. The only thing missing is a rusty gate, (which I have and which DH says will be in by the weekend!!) which will go behind the hydrenega. I will post a picture when that is in!!
My mom and dad came up Friday afternoon, we already had the bricks in place, and a small amount of dirt in the center garden. We put 55 (40lb each) bags of top soil into this garden. Plus 5 (40lb) bags of mushroom compost. Some went into the small side garden, but not many. That's alot of dirt!! My mom is a pro at this flower planting stuff, I should take pictures of her garden, it could go in any garden magazine. She is very good at it, and can work circles around me! Her and I went to the greenhouse on Friday, and bought the perfect amount of stuff. I have a beautiful hydrenga, old fashioned roses, zebra grass, and maiden grass. I also have daisies, and cone flowers. I planted some mums in the front, as the rest of it will be coming to an end soon. The side garden has black-eyed susan's in there too. Then along the house we planted lilies. My husband is gaga over his lilies. They do look nice, and bloom pretty much all summer here in Michigan. We kidded him all weekend about him and his lilies. (I'm surprised he didn't want to name our daughter...Lily :)

I have to laugh at the picture of my dad. I took two, don't know where the other one is, but he really isn't mean, he sort of looks it in the picture, but I just took a bad shot. Love you dad!!! I really couldn't have done this without Mom's help, again, she is amazing. Did you know that plants need a trench around them?? I didn't. I guess it helps to get water directly to the roots, so they take. Guess that's all for now. Yes, I did work on this project, but I decided the pictures of me were sinfully horrible, so I stayed behind the camera. Better for you all!!!! Hope you have a great start to your week, and that you had a great weekend. Thanks for stopping by.



leah said...

Makes me wish for a little land to spruce up! I looks lovely!

Rebecca Jo said...

Oh - so jealous! I have no green thumb on either hand! And I just hate working out where grass has to touch me - YUCK! It looks like a lot of hard work went into that though - well worth it - its beautiful!

Penny said...

that's really sweet of your parents to help you! It really turned out beautiful!

Tea said...

Wow, I love the flower beds! Your yard is going to be so beautiful for the open house. I LOVE lilies..don't know why we didn't name one of our girls Lily, either. ;) jk

Go, Cotton Queens!

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Your yard is just lovely~the family lovelier still.

Thank you so much for your kind comments on my blog recently. It really touched my heart and meant so much.

Come on over and celebrate life on my blog!

Hicks Family said...

Lily? No, that would be a name for a Hicks child. Actually, Lindsay's first baby doll was named Lily. We didn't think that we'd ever have enough girls to use that one. But you never know what the future holds.

The whole bunch a Hicks-Mom for Lincoln, Luke, Lindsay, Logan, Laine, Liberty, Levi, Lydia, Leah, and Louisa :)

Liberty Landscaping said...

Nice pictures. I know how you feel about being in pictures. Thats why I to stay BEHIND the camera!
I was studying that picture of Grandpa...
We put pictures of Grandma's garden on our new blog, Liberty Landscaping.

Howard said...

So, you think I look mad, huh? Where are the "Good" pictures of me? The gardens are beautiful, but it was only because of the good "watering" job I did. Your Mother just played in the dirt all day..anyone would think she worked at a greenhouse or something. Where are the pictures I took of you and your Mother--they would win a Blue Ribbon..


Love Mom & Dad

Crochetheaven said...

Love the pics of your little garden. Would you like to come do one for me??
God Bless your family and your son as he heads out to protect our country in a foreign land.