Yes, she's strange and different...but not THAT different.

18 March 2008

Spring is here

I know that spring doesn't officially arrive until day after tomorrow, but here on the Third Coast, it's been spring for weeks now. When the native pecan trees bud, that's when spring starts; the ones at our place have budded. The daffodils in our yard have already bloomed and gone, and we've been mowing the yard for weeks, too. And believe me, that's NOT because we want to but because we have to in order to keep the carpet-o-weeds that passes for our lawn1 from taking over.

Over the course of the past couple of weekends, we have also been sprucing up the old homestead.2
Homestead
One of the things we've done is add a new garden adjacent to the driveway by our garage. The tree is a Japanese red maple that will get about twenty feet tall. The small bushes are ever-blooming red-orange azaleas that will spread over time to cover the entire area.
New Garden
This center of this project is not complete yet, but you can see what it's going to look like. Someone (who shall remain unidentified - but it wasn't me) seriously underestimated how many rocks it was going to take to finish the design. I'm also going to put a solar-powered light in the stone lantern before it's all done. And we'll remove the oak leaves and rake the sand when we're finished.
YinYang
1 (We never did plant any grass to make a "lawn". We have always just mowed whatever green stuff was growing there when we built the house 20 years ago.)
2 (That's not really our house. Our house is actually white.)

  • On 3/18/2008 3:34 PM, OpenID oneloveonelight said…

    Love the sand and yin-yang project, looks like it'll be awesome.

    We seriously need to re-tool and get our yard in shape. It's SAD. Oh, and I know what you mean by green stuff passing for a lawn. We have that in the front and we inherited that when we moved in. It's mostly weeds but if you cut the grass, you can't really tell! The back lawn is grass. Mostly.

     
  • On 3/18/2008 8:06 PM, Blogger Jen of A2eatwrite said…

    The garden project looks terrific!

     

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