I just wanted to share some pictures of the amazing progression of our landscaping project that we started last year after moving into our new house.
I don’t have pictures from before we did anything at all but this is the closest I have to a “before.” LOTS OF CLAY DIRT (or EVIL clay as I call it), which required lots of pick-axing, digging, wheelbarrowing…
Then there came the building of the deck. Oh, no… this was not really a separate time… It all happened in the same summer with the help of the same wonderful people whom we are blessed to call friends.
Then as snow clouds hung in the Canadian sky and began to let its icy inhabitants loose into the air in early October, my dear friend who made all of this possible and I knelt on hands and knees all bundled up, knives in hand (for cutting the sod), to make sure this settled in before winter did.
Then we had a lot of this stuff for a long (long) time.
Then we hosted a work party where we fed our wonderful friends hamburgers and salsa (the making of which burned my ever lovin’ hands off so that I was rendered almost completely useless for the rest of the day as far as planting things) and they helped us do this.
(That lady in the purple shirt is the genious behind this beautiful yard. We owe all our thanks to her [and her husband who helped an awful lot too!])
And now we get to look out our windows and see this…
And this… (sorry this one is sideways.)
^ That’s my first flower (on one of my Clematis vines.) ^
Thanks for letting me share! And thanks to all of our friends for all their help! And thank you especially to my dear friend who made this whole project possible, start to finish. I’ll probably post a few more pictures when all the flowers are blooming.