Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Taming the Wilderness

One of the glorious things about this summer is that for four whole months I don't have to share David with his schoolwork. One of the drawbacks is that for four whole months I do have to share him with his garden. Before we bought our house in January of this year, I never suspected what an avid gardener and landscaper David would turn out to be. Every day he spends an hour--or two, or three, or four--outside taming the wilderness. And although I sometimes begrudge the time he spends out there, I definitely enjoy the beautiful yard he's created. Here are some before and after pictures.

BEFORE: The front yard prior to purchase
AFTER: The front yard now
BEFORE: The left side of the house
AFTER: The left side of the house -- minus the trashy plastic shed
AFTER: Notice our baby boxwood hedge -- it will be 3' tall someday
BEFORE: Right side of the house
AFTER: Right side of the house
AFTER: More right side of the house


  1. Looks great! The boys will enjoy the yard too soon, running circles around the house before you know it! :)

  2. Wow. I love gardening (and know how much hard work it is) so I'm super impressed! Sweet.

  3. Transformation is a bit more time consuming than maintenance so maybe next summer when you have 3 little ones, maybe you can share David with them ;-). BTW, the yard looks MUCH improved!

  4. Wow! What a difference. I can understand, I always thought my husband was more of a city boy and I was the country girl, but quite the contrary. But I still believe my hubby is pretty dang amazing!!!

  5. Wow! This is amazing! It's so exciting to plant things and know they will just keep looking better over the years!


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