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.
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:
Here are some photos of what we got done: