Wednesday, October 22, 2008

How I Spent the Weekend Before Last



It took two days, a big roll of blackout fabric, one expensive trip to the nursery, two semi-expensive trips to Lowe's, twelve bags of mulch, much sweat and exertion, but Chad & I finally have something approximating landscaping in the front yard.

Chad also tilled up the yard and spread grass seed and nontoxic fertilizer in the front yard. Now we just have to wait for the grass to grow. In the process of digging and tilling, we found several big rocks and lots of little plastic plant markers. One of our sweet, octogenarian neighbors told us that a part-owner of Shoal Creek Nursery lived in our house for several years, and planted the whole front yard like a lush flower garden. Then the next owner of the house ripped up all of the plants and had grass in the front yard. I'd love to see a photo of the yard back in its flowering garden glory.

4 comments:

Jensational said...

Why would anyone rip up all of those nice plants? Your landscaping is lovely though and makes me wish I had a yard.

Amy said...

I think we might be neighbors which is kind of weird since I found your blog while doing a google search about our Java bed from Storehouse. We have purchased a much smaller house and have decided to sell our lovely Java bed that we bought from Storehouse. I love the bed that you bought and since it seems as though we are neighbors I am wondering hat furniture store you found you "simple" bed. I too love the Shoal Creek nursery and would love to know where your house is, you have done a fabulousjob with it!

Jenn C. said...

Amy, we found the simple bed at Urban Living furniture store in Austin at the intersection of Anderson & Burnet. http://www.urbanlivingaustin.com/

You can email me directly at godmojenn (at) gmail.com

and I'll let you know my address if you want to do a drive-by. (For safety reasons, I don't reference it on the blog.)

Thanks for the compliment!

Amy said...

thanks! checked the website and found it.now about those curtains...