Tuesday, June 23, 2015

What We've Been Up To...A Garden and Yard Tour

It seems so long since I've sat here and composed a post...the month of June has gone by so fast it seems, but that's most likely because we have been completing quite a few projects on our to-do list!

 We've had a pretty wet spring, but that hasn't deterred us from tackling some outside projects.

We dug out some existing gardens and got the soil levels down away from the foundation.  I've planted some hostas along with a dwarf Japanese Maple tree that the kids bought me for Mother's Day along the back of the house.

I also painted the support posts on the "carport" sitting area black to clean them up and make them last another year until we can really tackle this project.

McG and I dug out the shrubs and stone from this area and added new gravel and a small shed to hold our garbage pails and recycling boxes out of sight.

McG got my fountain up and running in its new home as well.  I love to hear the water while I'm out in the garden.

I've been busy adding to the garden under the tree in the back yard.  Most of it we brought from the garden at the other house, but we've added some cedars and small shrubs to this space as well.

I've cleaned up the garden bed along the "carport" as well thinning out some of the plants and adding some pots of flowers.

McG has started to remove the grass for our new patio.  It will be a space where we can put our outdoor fire pit and enjoy some marshmallows and hotdogs cooked over a fire.

The brick edging for the back garden was recycled from some of the existing garden beds that were here when we purchased the house.  This area under the big Maple tree in the back made the perfect garden space as there wasn't much grass growing under the tree anyway.

We will be moving the stairs to the other side of the deck soon and re-routing the sidewalk to make access to the septic tank cleanout a little easier.

Earlier in the spring McG finished trimming up the pine trees along the driveway.  This gave me even more garden space since it provided another area that had no grass growing in it.  We cleaned up the edging and I've been planting along there as well.

Most of the hostas in this garden were splits from ones that were already in the yard when we bought the property.  A few of them I purchased new and the rest I split out of my Mother's garden.  She was very generous and helped me fill up this space.

All of the garden art and other "pretties" came from the other house when we moved here.  It is so nice to finally have them in their new home!

This garden is approximately fifty feet long.  It's really taking shape and we've been getting many compliments from people passing by.

I've also been working on trimming all the existing bushes in the front of the house and adding a few hostas and perennials to this area as well.

McG also set up my smaller fountain in the front garden under our bedroom window.

Most nice days you can find me in the yard, cutting the grass or weeding the garden beds.

It's been a busy month around here as far as the yard goes, but those projects are almost finished up.
Next we will be onto painting the exterior of our home and rebuilding our back deck.

Never a dull moment around here...what have you been up to around your home?


  1. Simply stunning! What a great job you guys are doing thus far, you will be winning garden awards again in no time. :) Hugs, Diane

  2. You have done a lot of work around your property and the new flower beds look really nice. I love the pops of red geraniums in them. The carport sitting area is nice to have. I hope the weather warms up here in New Brunswick too. Have a good week.

  3. I love your garden. You've done a wonderful job with all your plantings, such a nice mixture and love the geraniums too!


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