For all of you who have not done anything, as I have not yet, prepare to feel good that you are not alone!
I think by now I've established that I love to make lists. So be prepared for a post full of horrendous photos of my front lawn, a list of things to do that I hope to accomplish in ONE WEEK, followed by a small glimmer of hope for beautification.
Ok, so these are our front planners (there are 2) in front of our garage. WHAT HAPPENED TO YOU DURING WINTER??! Seriously, we should have just brought them inside. What were we thinking? They need to be completely cleaned out and I need my geraniums back!
Here's a pretty picture. It's our front garden. We like to have stuff like grass, clover, and weeds pretty much taking over it. NOT! (Yes, i just brought "not" back). It's been a work in progress since we moved in. It needs to be completely and utterly weeded. Also, a cute toad house might be in order, because one scared the living daylights out of me as I was snapping photos as it nearly hopped onto my foot.
Just for reference, the whole grass area in this photo- used to be the garden. It was a little much, so we scaled it back. That was a huge job in itself, and we are still paying the price because the violets are still taking over our grass!!!
Here's my welcoming bench. This would be a "nice to have" but I imagine giving the bench a fresh coat of white paint (or should I go blue, or yellow?), and adding a small "container garden" in this area with fresh herbs, tomatoes, and some flowers. I'd have the pots behind the bench and to the side of the bench. The door with the yellow curtain is my kitchen; can you imagine me skipping out in the summer months with my apron on to pick my fresh herbs while I perhaps sit on the bench and admire the hood? I can.
this post, yay!!)
So now for a complete list of things to do in 7 days or less:
- Get driveway sealed and cracks filled
- Clean out planters in front of garage and plant geraniums in them
- weed front garden
- plant ACTUAL FLOWER PLANTS in front garden so it looks pretty.
- paint window box white
- hang window box*
- get input from gardeny bloggers on what the mystery plant is
- Add more mulch if needed
- Freshen up paint on bench
- start container garden
- Add bricks/stones in front of front garden so it's easier to trim/mow*
*Hubby will you help me with these???