I thought I would share some snaps from our backyard. When we first moved in, the yard was a complete wreck. There was a huge slab of old, beat up concrete in the middle and tons of overgrown trees and shrubs. Branches of one really big tree were so heavy and overgrown that they almost dropped back down to the ground. Last year, we had a gardener come in and trim everything, leaving the backyard very bare and hideous. But I don’t have a green thumb and didn’t feel like putting much effort into that area. Besides, it’s the dogs’ toilet!!!
Anyway, my mom has begun a campaign to beautify the garden. The concrete is still out there, but we are getting quotes for removing it and maybe putting in a little bit of lawn, or maybe just newer concrete. I dunno. Right now it’s like putting flowers into a prison yard, but the pops of color are actually nice. We had a 4th of July bbq and ate for the first time back there after putting all the plants in that day. We still need to go to the nursery and buy more! My favorites are our new blueberry bush, our weird muppet-like fern, and the flower arrangements I put together in pots. Having to water the new transplants every day was wrecking my shoes and my pants, so I pulled my cupcake rainboots out of the closet, and they are now my trusty gardening galoshes!