Thursday, 5 June 2008

Works in progress

Every year we make small changes to our yard. Every year we make new plans for our yard. But honestly, I never really noticed how much our yard has changed until I recently looked at some photos from when we first moved in.

Here was our front yard with it's tiny little bean shaped garden, filled with rocks.

Then I met Heather. Heather came over with her edger and some plants and showed me the beauty of edging. I, always a diligent student, practiced until I perfected my edging. Then I kept going, edging more and more, and here is what we have today:
But this isn't the end of my edging career. This garden will grow bigger. It is it's destiny.
And here is the left side of our back yard 5 years ago.

To the left is the tree we planted shortly after we moved in. To the right is the tree that was already planted when we moved in. We nick-named it 'Sticky' because it seemed to be one of those leafless trees... which we realized meant the tree was dead so we had to pull poor sticky out.
Sorry for the sunspots and please ignore the blue tarp - it is hard at work composting. Now we have more trees and more flowers and the plan is for more and more garden.
5 years ago:
Today (actually, about 10 minutes ago...):

Lots more flowers, trees with leaves!, and my new blueberry field. And lots more new and exciting ideas planned for the future.


Our Home Schooler and Jen said...

what a lovely garden you have :)


Heather said...

How nice to have photos to show you all your hard work. Looks great. (can I tell you that looking at the pics makes me just itch to get my edger out again...I really am addicted)

Anonymous said...

I want to see the edger contraption! You've really worked hard Samantha. It looks beautiful.

Amanda said...

Wow, that is so neat to see how your yard has progressed. It is beautiful.

Samantha said...

Thank you for the compliments to my garden. I kept thinking the pictures didn't do it justice, but I may have been wrong.

sheila said...

Isn't it fun looking at before and afters, particularly when YOU'VE done the aftering?

I use an old treeplanting shovel as my edger but I'm always longing for one of those sharp edged things you see at Home Despot. Do you think they are all that different?