Another Weekend of Yardwork

For the first time in my life I can say that I have been enjoying yardwork. I’m not sure what clicked but this weekend I was actually happy to be outside pulling weeds, planting flowers and shrubs and helping Alex spread mulch and compost in our flowerbeds. I bet my mother never thought that day would come!¬†We had a super productive weekend in the yard and our to do list of outside projects is shrinking fast. I love when that happens.

Mulch in the flowerbeds made such a difference! I can't wait until the peonies start blooming...

Mulch in the flowerbeds made such a difference! I can’t wait until the peonies start blooming…

I made another trip to the nursery this weekend and got a few peonies – one to plant in our retaining wall and two to put in our front flowerbeds. Since our lovely dog dug up our mintbush, the small evergreen shrubs behind our patio, and the ground cover back there, I got a bit more to plant to replace it. Currently there are three chairs and a table covering those new plants to keep said dog from digging them up again. I also got these cute little droopy white flowers called Candytufts to hang over our retaining wall. Apparently they are fast spreaders. They will ultimately look like this:

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Here are some photos of what we got done:

I can't wait to see what this looks like mid-July once the roses are in bloom and the peony has grown a bit and the new white droopers have started spreading and drooping.

I can’t wait to see what this looks like mid-July once the roses are in bloom and the peony has grown a bit and the new white droopers have started spreading and drooping.

Peony and some droopers

Peony and some future droopers along with a big ole’ batch of catnip for Henry

Hopefully these guys will start spreading fast!

Hopefully these guys will start spreading fast!

Our grass seed is coming in SO well - we re-seeded these patches over the weekend and will soon pull out the rest of the crabgrass that has taken over our yard and replace with seed.

Our grass seed is coming in SO well – we re-seeded these patches over the weekend and will soon pull out the rest of the crabgrass that has taken over our yard and replace with seed. You can see it’s starting to die…