First I had to dig out all the grass and weeds, get rid of the stones and rocks, lay top soil and then plant and put in more top soil and mulch. For a city gal who likes the great indoors this was a large job. If you click on the picture to enlarge you can see what I have done.
So one morning in the beginning of May after I received the Hydrangea I thought oh why not fix up the front of the house, it doesn’t look to hard!! That should have been my first warning. What started out to be a weekend job turned into a month-long job. But I am finished now and the shrubs and plants are now planted. Next is to decide what flowers to put in.
Instead of laying wood or timber for a border I decided to plant Hostas plants to use as my border. Now when I purchased the bulbs I assumed they would have some growth and was disappointed that they were only bulbs and lots and lots of roots. I pray that they come up. I am not good with starting plants and they usually die. So in the front eventually will be full, healthy looking Hostas that I posted here.
In a perfect garden they should look like this: This weekend I will add some more ferns to the side of the house and the Lily of the Valleys I purchased this past week, along with a few flowers to bring some color to the front of the house. I guess what they say is true, you are never finished with your garden once you get it planted!
I will admit that all of this hard work was good therapy and for the first time in a year I actually feel energetic and clear minded. Hard work is indeed the best medicine for what troubles you.
So although far from finished I think I am off to a good start.
Now I am ready to get back to blogging and writing – and my next project with the help of my brother in law is to seal around the stone blocks that the winter snow and salt damaged. I am becoming a Mrs Fix It – Tom would be surprised but pleased!