Wednesday, April 22, 2009

I MUST be Crazy!

Some of you may already know that I've gone "Crazy" over the flower thing. I'm not sure but I'm thinking that my "nesting syndrome" has reverted itself toward making my outdoors a "haven" for relaxation rather than preparing my house for baby. Anyway, I wanted to take pictures as I go, but since I am a lone pregnant lady doing this project almost all by myself, all I can give you is the semi-end results. So down below is my project in its almost finished state. The two boxes to the right I bought lumber, cut and nailed together all by myself. I laid in a layer of ground cloth and had some manly help getting my soil to the back. I then soaked the soil and planted TONS of bulbs that Love the shade and a few annuals. The two boxes to the left, I had help from my fab Husband.
Each box is about 8 feet long, 2 feet deep.
The two boxes on the side are also FULL of bulbs, but "sun loving", and a few more annuals.

This next box was my first "garden box". I had all kinds of veggies and flowers planted, but I never did a thing with the vegetables. So this year, this box is now a Strawberry Box. My Dad gave me some Strawberry starts and I planted them in here.
Here is one of those starts. I'm not sure if they are going to thrive or not, we'll see.
Now onto the front of my house. A couple years ago Alex and I did ALOT of work laying ground cloth and rock and also planting some nice flower bushes. We planted Rhododendrons and they are NOT my goal was to transplant them to the back yard in the shade where they'd get plenty of water. In their place I put in ROSES! It took me One hour per transplant! :) Crazy huh?

Here is the ONE Rhododendron I left in place. It seems to be doing ok. I decided that my plants don't like all that rock surrounding them, so I moved the rock aside, slightly tilled up the soil and put some fertilizer and mulch around them.
I also added some "bleeding hearts" to the front.
Today I found an AMAZING deal on Geranium Starts and Fuscia starts for 25cents a piece. I bought 20 of each and basically spent $10 on 40 beautiful starts. These next two pictures are what they should look like later on this summer.
Ok, so now you can tell me if you think I'm crazy. Truly though, my energy needs to be directed somewhere. I can't just sit around and wait for this baby to come or I'll get depressed. Oh ya, if any of you know where I could get a nice used patio umbrella and chairs for a great deal, I'm all ears :)


  1. The yard looks great and the pictures you took are amazing! Good work!

  2. It all look really good! It makes me want to go out and plant... too bad I told Terry that he's in charge of outdoors and I'm in charge of indoors, so he gets to do it all. You're amazing though, I couldn't imagine doing all of that while pregnant!

  3. Anna! it looks great, you did an amazing job.

  4. It looks beautiful. Yay for spring flowers!

  5. It looks beautiful. Yay for spring flowers!

  6. I'm impressed. Good job Anna. It's looking good and yes you are maybe a little crazy. It's making me tired just reading about it.

  7. I love the flowers you planted. I have NO green thumb and have yet to plant ANYTHING at my house. Great job, I am definitely impressed. Gotta love the Nesting stage!

  8. All the flowers look great! We just made some planter boxes and will be planting some fruits and veggies! I hate gardening though :)