Saturday, February 25, 2012


Our yard at the beginning
     Today we had our out of town family up for a visit to show them our home and our garden. One of our guests, my husband's uncle Tim, is a gardening genius. He took a look at our yard and gave us some ideas here and there and then his creativity came pouring out. He sketched out a plan for our yard that left us scrambling to mentally catch up. Wow, we were inspired.

Our yard today
     Our yard is nice, but after hearing what our yard could become we are excited. After our guest left we went to the library and picked up some landscaping books and started figuring out where we want to start. Though our plans had been to start on our front yard this year, I'm thinking we have a long way to go on our backyard.

     It's amazing how a visit from a seasoned garden expert can change your whole outlook. I can't wait to share all of the exciting changes with you a little at a time!


  1. Wow what a difference, that area looks like a real sun trap, I love the raised garden beds as well, fabulous!

  2. You've already made some wonderful changes. Can't wait to follow the transformation.

  3. It looks really nice now. I'm looking forward to seeing the "new" changes!

  4. There is nothing like an outside garden expert coming and giving homeowners good ideas and even drawing a rough plan. It makes all the difference-especially if they are open to it and implement at least some of the suggestions. You guys sound wonderful to be so excited about it all. If someone came to my property I bet they'd have lots of ideas and I'd be open to them all too!

    Thanks for weighing in on Pinterest. I always appreciate all views on it as I of course only have my view right now. Thanks.

  5. Wow how great is that I wish I knew someone who could help plan out my yard. Yours is already looking great but I can't wait to see the finished product. Thanks for coming by and leaving kind words about my kitchen remodel. I'm a new follower. Have a great week.


  6. Wow! What a difference. Your yard is so beautiful already, truly an inspiration (doesn't hurt that you've got mountains going on in the background). I'm planning on starting a vegetable garden this year, mostly for my daughter. She's been asking about having one for a year, now. Any advice? I have no idea where to start, except that I know I want to plant kale! Thanks for stopping by my blog earlier -- I'm a new follower!

  7. Sarah, my best advice is to start small, with things you know you'll eat. Kale is really easy to grow and does well even when temps dip. You can start now with seeds so you'll be ready to plant them outside by May. Baker Creek has some great varieties of Kale that are organic and aren't genetically modified. Make sure to follow your plant spacing and use raised beds if you have soil that is less than idea, or need to protect from critters. Happy gardening!


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