Sunday, June 24, 2012

The Back Yard

Look at this blank slate back here.....

Wow - we really need to power wash the deck.

Moving on....

This is the bed surrounding the deck - we planted some azaleas last year and they are slowly growing.

But we needed more.

Can you guess where this is going?

Yup.  I made Brian transplant the rhododendrons here. 

We planted two of the four here and I think it's the perfect spot.  It gets a little sun but is mostly shady. 

The perfect environment for them...

This ^^^^^^^^ is the next project. 

Again, the ivy had to go - it was creeping up under the siding (bad ivy). 

I don't know what to do with this bed though.  It's really steep - I'm going to have to think about this one.....

Enough about that.  Here's what the back yard looks like now....


My clematis (I love this one) and some hostas.

Look at that clematis....

Random deck picture....

One of the smaller rhododendrons was planted here in this little corner.

And Brian's dad got me some squash plants and Brian put them here.

We didn't really think they'd grow, but they are thriving. 

I love me some purple....

Now we just need some more lattice to screen the deck and we'll be done back here.

(See where Baxter is?  That's why we need the lattice - he gets under there and gets 

The rhododendrons are doing really well.

And here are the azaleas we planted last year.  As you can see, they're small.

They were PUNY when we planted them (because they were cheap and, well - I'm cheap!)

So there's the back.  Next up, the final shots of the front yard!!!

1 comment:

Kim @ NewlyWoodwards said...

I love the dark mulch. I'm always amazed by how much of a difference mulch can make.