Sunday, May 3, 2009

Rain, rain....go away!

Since we had a swine flu "outbreak", I was looking forward to using it as an excuse to actually be able to stay home & get some projects done around the house. We knew going in that the yard would be a big project for us. Even in the "dead of winter" when we were looking at the house and when things just generally don't look the best, we could tell that the yard was in major need of TLC. Something we were excited to do again. Our last house had great landscaping so our need to do things was mostly limited to maintenance. Here we basically have a clean slate...



Boxwoods, boxwoods, and more boxwoods...



Boxwoods, boxwoods, a japanese maple and a few hostas...



Boxwoods, boxwoods and a few more hostas...



So, we headed out to buy new plants...3 crepe myrtles, 7 encore azaleas, 7 soft touch hollies, 5 compact purple diamond loropetalums, 6 stella d'oro daylilies, and 3 lantanas.





We had our "stuff" and were ready to get started. We knew that we would be getting some rain the next day (Friday), but the weekend was forecasted to be nice. Little did we know that the rain wouldn't just fall on Friday, but on Saturday...Sunday...



We have managed to get about a third of our new bushes & plants planted. Hopefully the rain will stop before they die in their pots. We're trying to make sure they stay wet enough, but the pots aren't an ideal long term solution.

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