Front Garden– Before & After
The biggest surprise I’ve gotten since we moved in to our house is how much I enjoy doing the yard work. It’s a good thing because our lot is just under 4 acres and the previous owners loved plants. Unfortunately they didn’t really do anything to maintain them and they planted them in the most random places. Thankfully I’m learning how to transplant, and the abundance of foliage around here is going to save us a lot of money when it comes to filling out our gardens. With such a big lot in need of so much work it’s easy to get overwhelmed at the thought of what needs to be done. Of I’ve be focusing on the main flower bed. The one that people see when they walk to our front door. You remember the one. It looked like this a few weeks ago.A few hours, a few yard waste bags, a few pulled muscles and a few bug bites later it was looking more like this…And here is what the front garden looks like today. I transplanted two hostas, a boxwood, some hens and chicks and a sedum. I hope they survive! We also removed the two trees on the ends because we weren’t crazy about them being so close to the house. I added black mulch this weekend and a few large rocks were swiped from a rock wall we are disassembling on the other side of the yard. I’m pretty happy with how it looks so far. Take a peek.I’m hoping the boxwood gets to be about three feet tall. I have 5 others that I need to transplant as well. I’m thinking that I will put one on each end – to take the place of the trees we took out. I love the way they look and they stay green in the winter months which would prevent the garden from looking like such a grave yard like it did this year. Of course I’ll take pictures when that’s done and share them, whether you’re interested or not. But for now I’m going ahead and calling this garden done. I’m excited to see how it all fills in. One down. 8 to go. Or maybe more. I’ve lost count.