Fairly well, considering I have been working for the last several days along side hubby and Kiddo #2 to clean up the winter mess that remained in my flower beds.
There are two trains of thought on yards. You like planting beds or you hate planting beds. As a realtor I am here to tell you the second train is by far and away the most favored of those two trains. All aboard the "Don't want to have to take care of it" style of yard.
Unfortunately, for my husband and children, that is not the train I choose to board. I love planting things in the ground. I have actually had people remark that it is just too much. Too, bad for them. It's my yard and I am digging, planting, pruning, mulching, potting, picking and generally going balls out having fun in the dirt. Yes, I am.
Five years ago when we bought the "money pit" that we now call home, we were "downsizing". We had a mega garage sale coming out of Texas that was to help us simplify our life. Actually, this was our second downsizing attempt. We sold off what we thought was a considerable amount of stuff when we moved to Texas. Our "smaller" home in Texas didn't seem all that small so we tried it again when we moved to Kansas. AND HERE WE ARE
|People that owned our house had 5 kids|
|A lot of nothingness, calling me to take action|
|Pretty barren back here.|
The pictures that you see above you were taken May of 2005. This would of been the first time we looked at what was to become our house "lite". As we look back at the pictures, we aren't entirely sure why we chose this one. HHMMM Maybe we felt sorry for it's being so lack luster.
Back to the 2 trains of thought. Our thought is that plants will help. (can't hurt it for sure)
So, we dig, and mulch, and water, and weed for these past 4 years. (the first year was a bust as we didn't move in until July)
Now, I am waiting for my plants to start blooming and the weather to start behaving.
AND FOR MY GARDEN TO GROW
The Good for the day...The sun is shining.
The Bad for the Day.... It is still really cold again today. Hey, Spring, we have had this talk before!
The Weird for the day...Here in Kansas my most prolific weed to try to keep out of my lawn and flower beds is the dandelion. In Nebraska my most prolific weed to try to keep out of my lawn and garden was Ditch Weed. Do you know what Ditch Weed is?
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