Tuesday, June 19, 2012

more recent progress pics

Here's another quick look at some progress we've made.

This is the view from the same spot in the pics from the previous post.  Three of my garden beds have been built and most of the driveway leading up to the house has the gravel base spread on it as well as some of the garden paths.  The berm on the far end of the garden is leveled.  This was taken on May 29th.

This picture was taken tonight.  The gravel base has been spread over the whole driveway.  It's hard to see since the light is washing it out.  Between the three garden beds are gravel walkways and Adam created an island between the new driveway and the gardens.  That's where my blueberry and blackberry plants will be.  I have a few already there...still in pots.  Look at all the green in my garden. :o)  We are starting to get blooms on various things and it's so exciting!!!  On the berm, the mulch has been spread and I even planted the marigolds and petunias on the other side (the street facing side) this past week.  They are starting to bloom.  The wood for the fourth bed is set out, waiting to be built.  Not a ton has happened in those three weeks but there is definitely progress.

It's funny how neighbors have responded.  Some were angry at first.  I never got any rude comments but Adam said he got a few.  Cars were stopping in front of our house or driving so slowly.  It was really funny to watch.  Several people asked what had happened, as if a tornado hit only our yard, or something.  They all looked so concerned.  But as things started to take shape, people kept commenting on how nice it looks, even though it's obviously not done.  Now that the garden is growing, I have people coming in to the yard to look at the gardens.  We had no idea we had so many neighbors before we started working on this project. lol  Makes me wonder how they would act if they could see everything we've done inside the way they can see the yard.

5 comments:

Heather and Thomas Mann said...

looking great! too bad some people get mad about the lamest things. i bet you can't wait til it's all done!

Us said...

Your yard is definitely getting there!! The neighbors who were angry will be angry when it looks better than theirs! :)

Andrea Bees and Buttercups said...

That certainly is progress! That is so nice how your project got neighbors stopping by! love,andrea

Andrea Bees and Buttercups said...

Hi! Poor you with the jellyfish! They make the beach trip not fun! Yeah, we always here of remedies for the sting..ha..I've heard of meat tenderizer and vinegar also. Going to the beach is not as much fun without my kids being little...I think I mostly enjoyed seeing them have fun.

the heron picture is a small print of a painting.

Hope your yard is getting along well. love,andrea

Andrea Bees and Buttercups said...

Ha...I just saw your comment under my ice cream. I had a dipped cone at mcdonald's yesterday and it dripped all over me. (but you can't beat the price!) love,andrea

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