We just planted all of our plants this past May. Yes. ALL. We live in a fairly new subdivision where everything that is now planted in the ground has only been there for at most 3 years. When we moved into our house in May of 2006 the yard was nothing but a pile of dirt. So I have to give you the time lapse tour.
Here is the backyard just after we “broke ground” last year. No deck, no fence, no retaining wall, no nothin’. I didn’t have the foresight to take a before picture of the front yard then. But I can assure you it was likewise a pile of dirt, with a half singed tree in the front yard (singed because three houses burned to the ground right across the street from us — arson — about four days after we bought the house. Melted our siding and singed our tree.)
Here we go:
Here it is after building a retaining wall, half a fence and starting on the deck. (Please note, we had a TON of help from friends!! Couldn’t have done it without them.)
Here it is after we laid sod… we finished laying the last bit of sod during the first snowfall in October.
Here it is being planted by a bunch of our wonderful friends whom we paid in hamburgers, chips and soda and lots of thanks.
Here it is just after the planting and mulching and a nice spring rain.
And here we are now:
Oh and P.S. I will actually be posting winners TONIGHT! (I’m an idiot and forgot I will be away from the house on Monday morning!)