Shed from the backyard
scary eagle shed. yikes
back of house & back porch
Photo I took of the front. Railing knocked down
Replaced the front porch steps and railing. The company I used took the old railings and cut off the detail piece, sandblasted it and welded it onto the new railing so it would match the rest of the porch. It came out so nice.
Here's the house after I painted the window trim black and we parged the foundation. You can see the area to the right is still wet concrete because it gets less sun.
My dad and I called this "the day the eagle died" -- we tried to save that crazy eagle but sadly it plummeted to its death. The shed is looking much better now.
Roxy is enjoying the sun in her new fenced in backyard!
Replaced the back screen door
My first attempt at Christmas lights. I know, not super impressive but I was on the ladder and did it all myself!
New Serviceberry tree planted. It's come such a long way! 4/2013
Pretty flowers. In the front are heavenly blue lithodora and to the right a pink and white phlox. On the pole a clematis vine is starting to crawl (you can see the mesh I wrapped around the pole to give it something to grip). The groundcover that looks like pine needles is Sedum Angelina, and the the spikes in front of the pole and vine will soon be beautiful Tiger Lilies.
A few weeks later you can see my daylilies about to pop, and in the back some pink dianthus, another daylily, phlox, and some cool sedum. Rhododendron in the background
Then and now photo. How amazing is the difference
The planters are full, and the stone border is in. Nice day to sit outside with some tea.
Here's another view of the landscaping near the house and how I curved the edging. The caps have not been cut just yet.
my purple front door.
Here's another raised garden bed made from the same stone in the front (slightly different color)
clematis vine with Blue Queen Salvia
Yellow double-knockout rose bush on the right side of my house
Well the garden bed in the back really took off!
Emerald green arborvitae, planted Summer 2014 along the fence in my backyard
Serviceberry tree in full bloom. May 2, 2015 (it was planted about 2 years ago, but it was a decent size when I got it)
Little bit of damage to the rhody but other than that how gorgeous. The lime green spikey plant by the steps is called Gold Pillar Barberry (Sunjoy). It turns gold in summer and red in the fall.
Junipers, phlox, barberry, coral bells and more near my front porch. The mandevilla vine is starting to climb the iron. It's an annual vine -- nice addition for a pop of color - comes in white, pink, red, and yellow.
My backyard - garden bed, fountain, coz porch with hanging baskets, humingbird feeder, privacy fence, and arborvitae trees. Heaven.
Quincy the cat chilling by the amazing growth in the back garden bed. L-R Euonymous, tomato plants, 4 varieties of hosta (the small one is blue mouse ears), and the groundcover is creeping jenny. There's also a couple grasses mixed in, but they are still small.
I made this birdbath for under $50, including the solar fountain which is so awesome (not shown here)
Enjoy the brilliant red and orange leaf colors of the Autumn Brilliance Serviceberry in the Fall. Approx 2 1/2 years after planting. 10/30/2015
About a year later, the trees have grown almost a foot! Emerald green arborvitae are very fast growers and great for privacy. Check out my neighbor Lynn in the background! Shes super nice.
A view from the front of the house
LOVE this photo!