Friday, May 27, 2011

Then and now

Last time I posted, it was raining buckets, and I was whining (hey, it's my blog--I'll whine if I want to).  Now that spring is in full flower, I'm no longer whining; I'm sneezing.  But more importantly, my garden is flourishing, so in addition to sneezing, I'm bragging (hey, it's my blog--I'll brag if I want to).  Here's what my backyard looked like back in November:


And here's what it looks like now:


Bean teepee

There's been progress in the front yard too.  Here's a pic from last summer:

And here's what it looks like now:

It still needs a lot of work, but at least it isn't a scruffy slab o' grass anymore.

Here are few more. This is a Japanese maple:

And here's one of the roses we got from our neighbor across the street:

And the cymbidiums we got from the neighbors across the street:

And one that I bought for way too much money from a woman that lives near here:

So, we're making progress!  It's fun to watch a boring yard transform into a garden--but it takes a lot of work (and money--*sigh*) to make it happen.


scrappinmammaw said...

Beautiful!!! Wish I had the time and knowledge :) I was hoping to at least get veggies planted this year, but with all this rain, we have not had time to hardly mow the grass let alone plant anything :D

Janet said...

It does take time but not as much knowledge as you think. Some stuff just grows without much fuss.

Sharon said...

Very lovely. Nice job!

Kim and Victoria said...

Nice though! Good for you.

rosaria said...

Nice to meet another Northwest gardener.