Final-ish Patio

As with every other house project, this patio is not complete but I am DONE. At least for a while.  It was not an ideal summer for this particular project, but I went with what I had.  There are a few edges that need to be finished, a lot more sand to add to the … Continue reading Final-ish Patio

Adventures in Patio Paving – Part I

My summer o' landscaping is off to to dubious start. Aside from doing loads of weeding and mulching, my plan for the summer is to put in a side patio.  Lowe's had a great Memorial Day sale on pavers, so I ordered everything I needed to be delivered the following week.  And then came the … Continue reading Adventures in Patio Paving – Part I

Landscaping 2018

Above is a panoramic shot of my hilly, scrubby pit of a back yard.  It's useless for anything but habitat for critters and a buffer between neighbors.  I'm finally resigned to the the fact that there will be no vegetable gardening (lack of sun) or secluded getaway spot (lack of funds). The plan now is … Continue reading Landscaping 2018

My Happy Place

Five days until the first day of summer.   I've always thought of June as the height of summer and July as the beginning of the end.  In my perfect world, it would always be June. Spring has been kind to my flowers so far.  Substantial rain, cool nights, and now - finally - hot days.  Not … Continue reading My Happy Place

Weekend Randomness, Vol. III

It's been a beautiful spring so far, but my perennials are off to a slow start.  There are loads of buds, just not many blooms.  The herb garden is looking great, despite being overrun by mint and fennel (which I initially thought was dill ((which does not make me happy)). But the mock oranges are fragrant, … Continue reading Weekend Randomness, Vol. III

Summer Colors

Admit it! You've been anxious awaiting more flower pictures, haven't you. I've spent so much time in the backyard this summer that I've barely paid attention to my little gardens. The good news is that they have become nearly maintenance free.  After pulling out about 50 square feet of English Ivy, the rest of the weeding … Continue reading Summer Colors