Remember my horrible 1970's era bushes in the front of the house?
|Ugly. A real eyesore.|
|And they hid gross decades of trash, too.|
They are GONE. It was sooo hard getting those things out of that large planter box. First, we took a chainsaw to the shrubs. Then these horrible stumps with viney roots were left:
|We are saving it to let the cukes and eggplants grow over them.|
What does the box look like now? It is in process, but here are some pix:
|Long shot, from my steps towards the neighbors. Pond in the center, Plants and doo dads on the sides.|
|My neighbor's side is neater than mine. All my cool things were left behind with my peeps in CA.|
Working on acquiring fun things.
|Her side- I will have a matching lattice on my side for the morning glories we planted on my side soon.|
|Above my neighbor's side.|
|My side has morning glories and other vines planted behind some Hostas.|
|Where my trellis will be by the end of the weekend- waiting for my morning glories to come up!|
I have also made progress on other parts of the yard. The side has been cleared for veggies:
|Before: We transplanted the wildflowers to the front, eliminating some grass.|
|After- tomatoes, peppers, cukes, eggplants, and more!|
My neighbor is ahead of me. She not only has her side bed filled with herbs and lettuces (hers is rimmed with wine bottles), but she has her trellis up for her vining flowers. (See mine on the lawn, waiting to be cut with my neighbor's dremel tool?)
|Here's her side trellis and a salvaged stair rail (it was in the box behind those awful bushes!) for our green beans.|
|Lettuces and basil.|
|Basil and oregano|
So there we are so far! I haven't shown you the back, but the neighbors got a FREE gazebo (minus the netting) off of freecycle, so we are growing thornless blackberries around it for shade. Pretty awesome, if you ask me!