Monday, June 1, 2009

The yard

This is my back yard. I am taking it back. I
am taking it back from itself. For the last 3 1/2
years, I've pretty much let it do it's thing.
Now, its mine again. It has taken me this long
to figure out what most everything is, which is weeds
and which are plants/flowers. I have been doing
some studying and finally figured out what I like
and what I dislike. So, this spring, I'm taking this
yard flowerbed at a time.

I can tell you what many things are
in my yard.
Above are lilacs. This is what Heaven
will smell like. My back yard is surrounded
by lilacs. I love it!

I'm trying hard to plant perennials in my yard.
I have planted burning bushes and day lilies so far,
with many more on my list to plant. We planted
petunias today. These are annuals but will fill in the
holes until I can figure out what else to do-or until the
burning bushes get so big they take out the house! Haha!
I had some good helpers, though. Hey, when else
does mom let you play in the mud?

It started raining on us towards the end of planting today.
The kids loved it, though. A little rain doesn't slow them down.

It was a good day. Got some planting done, dirt under
my fingernails (groan) and soaking wet kids! I'm content.
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Natalie said...

I agree with you about the lilacs :) I LOVE how they smell. I have no idea what I'm doing when it comes to gardening, though. I usually end up killing anything I plant. (Except for a tomato plant that took over my porch last year.)

P.S. I see someone's been using Picasa... NICE! :)

Beckie said...

Hooray for taking your yard back!! Big project-- its a big yard!! Good luck!

Cindy said...

i love the smell of lilacs too. i wish the flowers lasted all summer intead of just a few weeks. good job getting so much done.

Hailey Jones said...

Hey, when you are done with your yard, you can come work in mine! We've done a little landscaping, but much more needed, and not enough time or ambition!!! Come on down!!!!:)

The Cook Clan said...

Hi Jody! I'm so glad you found my site. I hope you win. I'm putting all the names in a bowl and having the kiddos pick it. Good luck! I love your blog!