Wednesday, August 8, 2012

backyard make-over

It continues!
I posted in May (more before) and June about our yard-

We returned from being away for a month and got back to work.  The drain had to be dug back out and reset. And we had to rebuild parts of the back "wall."

But the Joe-Pye Weed and the Virginia Columbine are taking off and look really good.  My husband and several other men have spent the past two weeks resetting the raised flower bed area and creating a side yard drain.  It has held through the last several rainstorms so it looks promising...

backyard choas
at the beginning of the project

another photo from May 2012

backyard august 2012, graded and ready for seed
same back yard as it is currently

to the right of the house, we put in a long drain
as this is where all the water from the street washes out our yard

back yeard, reset drain, rebuilt wall, added mulch to hold dirt
the back drops off rather sharply
I spent this past weekend planting Monarda, or Bee Balm on the slope
hoping it takes and next year we will have lots of red flowers

joe pye weed, the joe pye weed looks good and happy
the Joe Pye Weed is looking very happy!

So that is our update - there is still lots to do but it is starting to take shape.  Looking forward to having it done!

linking up to Outdoor Wednesday


LindyLouMac in Italy said...

Calling by as another participant from Outdoor Wednesday your garden is going to be lovely when all the hard work is completed.

Kim, USA said...

Looks like it's a huge project and I can only imagine how it looks like when it is done. The bee balm is one of my favorite now I have one plant and I saw bees and hummingbirds trying to get something out of this plant. I bet next year you will have a good time watching bees and hummingbirds coming to your garden. Thanks for dropping by at my site I do appreciate it.
Water World Wednesday

Printer and Ink said...

Wow.. Great blog.. Nice post good Photography.....