Sunday, August 28, 2011


Yesterday morning I dug up most of my sideyard.
And TODAY I plan on finishing.
I asked my sister the other day if she thought I should redo my yard.
She was like - "It's your yard" and I start in on how it's gotten away from me, too much work, over grown with weeds now, blah, blah blah. So I ask what she really thinks? and her reply is
"What does it matter what I think?" So, me being me, I press on and say "But WHAT do YOU think?!"
So finally she replies that it would be more work than she would want (and she has a gardening/landscape business) but that all that matters is whether I want it or not.
I tell her that I've had several people tell me how much they like my yard and I can feel her exasperation.
"But what do YOU want and like?"
"What do YOU have time for?"........
HELL! I don't know!
OK, so yesterday I stood in my overgrowth wild yard and thought about it.
So I started digging.
I dug up a ton of hostas. I moved maybe a fourth to the backyard and the rest are in buckets of water waiting for me to decide what to do next. I moved my 2 butterfly bushes, my Rose of Sharon, my Lilac bush, all to the side of the driveway, along side my neighbor's boat......
Most of them still had their roots in a ball from the previous containers they arrived in. I watered them heavily. I hope they survive.
Last night in the twilight, I dug holes in the backyard for fence posts. I have a little patio area and I think I will surround it with fencing. It would make a nice private place for my dogs.
The back will have to be higher, to keep the little neighbor boys on the other side of my house at bay.
via Southern Living
I'm thinking of just enclosing that area and taking down the existing privacy fence. That will clear a large space and make it easier to get to the bottom of the yard.
I hope to clear that. Level some areas and terrace some others and then enclosed the whole thing in fencing.
 In my front yard, I want to make some cement pathways, I have the "forms" to make it look like a flagstone. I also want to try creating some garden statues.
Maybe make some clothesline people.
And then I have an idea about making some garden step-stones......
OK, time to go outside and start!


Robin Kent said...

Sounds like a lot of work, but also sounds like you're up for it. Barkadise! Does Plan D fit in there somewhere? Maybe he could help dig?

sassypackrat said...

Doing this all this weekend are you? LOL! Not trying to discourage you cause your plans are awesome, just seems to be an incredible amount of work! I know that physically I couldn't do it so perhaps my idea of what others can do is not correct. Good luck and take care of your back!!!! Also pics we all want to see pics! ;0)

Georgina said...

Whew, Lady...I'm exhausted just reading all the work you're planning on doing. I love the idea of the enclosure...super great and the statues are wonderful.

Hell, if you have the energy and time, go for it...I admire all you accomplish yesterday!!

Have a another great day and week.


Anonymous said...

Firstly, always spread the roots when You plant them, if they still are in that plastic net that many trees and bushes comes in remove it. By doing those two things Your plants will be much healthier in the long run :-)

I have to say You do have a grand plan, I myself are much to lazy having a plan at all :-) :-) :-) I´ve also started on having more trees and bushes in my garden since it will be so much less work to keep things a bit more tidy.

Have a great day!

Sandy Mastroni said...

wow Cindi
That ' FERNERY ' website is amazing !
how do you find this stuff !
now you got me wanting to make people chairs and big shoes

yoborobo said...

Cindi - I am STILL trying to get all the plants i bought in the ground before the first frost. I did manage to get all the salvias planted, but there are several sad coneflowers looking at me in the driveway. I"m sure the hurricane winds didn't do them any good. You go for it! I love that you are always improving your nest. :)) xox Pam