One thing we are learning is to recognize the projects that are beyond our capabilities. A major gap in our knowledge is gardening know-how. I have the opposite of a green thumb and haven’t had to care for a lawn or garden …. ever. Well, since we had a vegetable garden when I was a kid.
When we moved into the house, there was a small patch of dead-looking plants in front. Our friend Giles helped us clean it out one weekend in March.
(that’s Giles on the left. Cynthia and I were busy testing out beverages and Chris was raking the lawn…)
We let it be, roses bloomed, hydrangeas appeared and weeds took over. It kind of got away from me. Hey, we were busy stripping paint!
But thanks to the wonderful Brian and wonderful Chris at Hilltop Farms (http://hilltopfarmsmarket.com/) we are getting a makeover! The front garden will be a pretty, orderly little spot that I will actually be able to take care of! It currently looks like this:
(the one rose bush was actually two; they will be replanted someplace else, tbd, along with the hydrangeas and the azalea)
“Finished” pictures soon! Though the real victory will be if I can put photos up NEXT summer that show a well-cared for, neat and orderly garden ….
We are also putting some trees in the back for more privacy along our fence.
We are doing lots of work ourselves, but it feels great to have an expert come in and take over a project. Having a neat front yard is going to go miles for me — I already feel better about the ba-zillion other projects we have going on! Stay tuned for more garden photos.