Garden Update

Last week, I graced you with some images of our garden and yard, before we were able to really start doing any real “gardening.” Here is the one-week-later update. We put a lot of work into the yard and garden this weekend, and I’m proud that we actually have something to show for it! Here’s how it looks right now (and I literally just took these pictures, so you’re getting the freshest look possible!):

Garden space, as viewed from the walkway (Jonathan added the pathways yesterday in the rain):

Garden space, as viewed from the patio (the poles were in the backyard garden area, but they served no purpose there; we will be painting them green and using them to make a fence to keep varmints and deer out of our garden!):

Rock area, no longer filled with weeds (this project took me about 2.5 hours- there were so many small, difficult to pull, weeds out there– I will no doubt be performing daily weed maintenance all summer long- blech!):

Backyard, still with plenty of bare patches:

Largest bare patch in the backyard (is it just me, or does it seem to have grown larger?):

Hope that our backyard might actually fill in by the end of summer:

Patch of dirt beside the walkway (notice that the walkway is also now weed and grass free):

I bought a mini rose on Valentine’s Day and followed the directions and planted it outside. It promptly died. Yesterday, Jonathan informed me that it was coming back!:

And last but not least, a couple cute little fern-like things that I liked so I left:

So, that’s that! I hope you enjoyed the fruits of our weekend! Tomorrow, an update on Hula Girl- there is so much to tell!


  1. RR said,

    May 16, 2011 at 3:32 pm

    i like those ferns 🙂

  2. May 16, 2011 at 3:57 pm

    I’m glad you do! Do you guys have to do any of the landscaping around your house, or is it all covered in HOA fees or something like that?

  3. Carol said,

    May 17, 2011 at 6:16 am

    Looking so good – I can see the effort you put into it! Any sore muscles?

    • May 17, 2011 at 8:01 am

      I definitely had sore legs (and bruised knees!) from all the weeding. I actually had more soreness from exercising (yoga and pilates) last week than from the actual yard work. Although I have heard that yard work burns more calories, I will still be sticking to the daily ab workouts! This Momma’s body needs to get back into shape before it goes through another pregnancy! 🙂

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