Saturday, July 17, 2010

flower bed

I was able to plant my flowers last night in the flower bed that my dad built for us.  It looks super nice.  Way better than what was there before.  The lady before us had the lawn professionally landscaped.  We were told that she had 7 (yes, I said SEVEN) people come every week and weed, water and whatever else you do with flowers.  Can you imagine what our yard looked like after 2 years of neglect?  Then I come in and don't know a thing about flowers or bushes or weeds or trees.  So guess what Thomas and I have been doing for the last two summers?...  Yep, mowing all of it over.

I was hoping to hang some window boxes on the fence, but after looking at some boxes and our fence I'm not sure that the fence will be sturdy enough.  So I bought some hanging plants instead, but the wind kept blowing them and being by the lake it can get pretty windy.  So we decided that wasn't a good idea either.  If anyone wants to suggest something that would attract your eye higher than the flower bed just let me know.   

Enough of me rambling on about my lack of knowledge (with flowers, that is). 

Thanks dad for all your hard work.  I know that you did this on one of the hottest weekends yet here by the icebox.  Now, hopefully, I can keep it looking nice.

Sorry about the mess of toys in the background.  We're in the middle of landscaping an area that I would eventually like to put them.  (to be done next summer.)


Lindsey said...

Wow! Beautiful retaining wall! Great work planting Sarah!

Dawn said...

Oh that looks so good!!! Can't wait to see it in person!

Sarah said...

Thanks ladies. I never thought it would be so much fun to pick out plants and have to keep them alive. But I'm actually enjoying it.

Dad said...

Your welcome Sarah. I really enjoyed building
this for you and your family even though it was so hot.The plants you planted look really nice. Enjoy!

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