We are still in the process of landscaping our yards. I’m hoping at some point we’ll get to the maintaining or updating stage, but for now we are still in the creation stage.
We bought our house about 2 1/2 years ago at a foreclosure auction… it was an exciting process and we got a great deal. Our home was only a few years old when we purchased it and the previous owners only lived in it for about 7 months and then the home sat empty for over 9 months. The landscaping that the builders had done out front was all dead and the backyard was a wasteland of dirt and waist high weeds. We’ve been tackling the yards area by area, little by little.
Last week I showed you a flashback to the large area of our backyard… you can see it HERE.
In the last month we’ve been focusing on our largest side yard. Here’s a photo of what the section looked like when we first moved in.
Last year we planted on the fence side, a couple trees, flowers and bushes.
This last month we added the border around the planter along the fence.
These are easy stacking edging. We found these on Craigslist used for a great deal.
We also planted along the house and added a border there too.
Here’s a view of the whole side yard.
We still need to mulch the planters and we’re “thinking” of putting crushed granite through the walkway area.
Does anyone have crushed granite in their yards? I’m curious what you think of it… let me know!
I have to show you our lemon tree. We started with a small lemon tree… you know those miniature ones in the tiny pots… back when we first moved in. We had it in a pot till last fall. Look we’ve got lemons starting to grow!
You have to see our gorgeous bougainvillea that are starting to bloom…
LOVE the vibrant pink.
How is your garden growing?
Here’s where I’m partying…
Strut Your Stuff @ Somewhat Simple, Transformation Thursday @ The Shabby Chic Cottage, 100 Ideas Under $100 @ Beyond the Picket Fence, Frugalicious Friday @ Finding Fabulous, and Saturday Nite Special @ Funky Junk