Sunday, May 17, 2009

Sunday Landscape 101

This is the reason I don't blog as much this time of year. Our yard is very high maintenance right now. The moles have started moving, the grass is growing, and the weeds grow like, well WEEDS. We spent the day outside today working on the overall appearance. The only mishap was when Shadow stepped on a sticky mouse trap (that dog does it every time!) Let's just say it's not pretty, I didn't get a picture of that. But here is what I did take pictures of:

I didn't bother raking up the petals. With the camilla petals all around it, the fountain looks very romantic:


The lawn near the front porch:
The back patio, the umbrella was my Mother's Day present:


Another view (look closely, Wild thing is setting the table for dinner):

Our "garden" so far (tomatos, red pepper, strawberries):


The upper lawn (Mt. Hood in the background):


My lavender "field" (about seven plants, this is year two):


From the street:
From the front:

My snowball plant, 3 years old:


My little flower garden (not much is up yet):

The lawn from another angle:

The view from the garage (I love all the different trees: weeping cedar, maple, blue spruce, magnolia, all lined with a row of junipers):


Well, I hope you can see why I haven't been so prolific on the blog. I have been busy working outside. I love gardening, so I thought today I could combine the two. Happy Sunday to you!

1 comment:

Moody said...

Absolutely breathtaking! I'm so impressed, but what a lot of work. I'm glad you love to do it! I love the camellia petals and the snowball plant. I always think of old fashioned gardens when I see snowball plants.