Thursday, May 6, 2010

Backyard Flowerbed

Last weekend was a 3 day weekend for me...HOORAY!! It's always nice to have that extra day. Then I feel like I actually get a good amount of chores at home COMPLETED before returning to school the next week. We tackled the yard work this weekend and it was so fun! Weather was on our side, and we were working on the flowerbeds!!! I've been wanting to do flowerbeds for a very long time so I was one happy camper! We worked on the back flowerbed first, which was more of an after thought, but I love how it turned out. We put in 4 pink double knock-out rose bushes. I had been looking them up online for a while and all the reviews say they are the 'best thing ever.' So when I saw them at Lowe's for a steal of a price I figured I had to experience this 'best thing ever'. I can't wait for the blooms to start coming out! For accents I added the little yellow/orange flowers and bordered with the monkey grass.

Here's the before pictures:Gotta love the random unused doghouse that we just placed here temporarily. We now have it cleaned out and washed off so the doghouse can actually be used for what it's intended, rather than some tacky yard decor. ;)Flowers and top soil bought.Dirt ready to plant...Flowers planted and looking great!I loved how it turned out! A little splash of color for our backyard! :)Ty loved it too! So much so that he had to mark his territory in the flowerbed by trampling through it once we returned to work. And, eating a few flowers. Yes, flowers. (I promise we feed our dog). No worries all is salvaged and back to normal!!