Friday, June 27, 2008

Backyard-Part II

I'M BACK!
I haven't posted in a couple of weeks (TILL WEDNESDAY) and I've missed visiting all of you and missed your visits to me.

It has been a busy few weeks trying to get some landscaping done in our backyard,
fighting an upper respiratory infection, that didn't want to go away, planning for a house full of company and my husband's 60th birthday party. We got the yard done, the party was fun and it was good to have our family visit.

This is the start of sculpting out the area where we wanted to plant trees and put in some plants. We had to kill the Bermuda grass first.

In went the drip system around each tree, bush and plant.
The first tree at the back of the property.

Ceekay suggested I go upstairs and take a shot looking down. They are only 14 ft. trees ( but they will grow) and I'm looking forward to their blossoms next spring and color that the plants should bring to the yard. We put in some Knockout Roses ( I know, but that's what they're called), Day lily plants, azaleas, and Verbina plants.

Everything done and I sat down for a minute before the guests arrived. See yesterday's post for the first half of backyard makeover.

Have a great weekend and thanks for visiting!

20 comments:

Hootin' Anni said...

Wow...lots of work, but will be oh so beautiful when complete. [Love the scalloped fencing too!]

My show n tell is shared. Hope you can stop by for a "howdy do!" Happy weekend to you---

Scooterblu's Whimsy said...

Wow! You have been busy! Hope you are feeling better! The landscape looks great...love the flowing, curvy beds!

Try to stay cool! ~Rhonda :)

Ivory Spring said...

Wow - love what you have done with your backyard -- it is going to look so good!!!!

Lisa Ann said...

Great backyard!

ceekay said...

Sitting down? Wow! Better frame that one!!!

nannykim said...

Love the makeover. I am sure you will have much joy and enjoyment in all of it!!

Joy said...

Great landscaping! Looks like a lot of hard work paid off!

Kathi~Lavender, Lace and Thyme said...

It's all beautiful, I love the fence as well. It all looks natural and will be awesome next year when things grow in better :). Great job!

cookiesunshine said...

This was a huge show and tell. You did a beautiful job.

Cookie

Kelli said...

You have been busy! Your yard and gardens look wonderful and I'm glad to hear the party was a success! I hope you are feeling better soon too
~Kelli

Barbara H. said...

It's looking great! And it will be so fun to watch the trees grow over the years.

Schotzy said...

Lookin' good! So much work, and it never lets up does it. But your yard is really nice!

Capturing Today said...

It looks very beautiful! Thanks for visiting my blog - do you have any of the beltie cow crafts still available?

Wanita said...

You did a great job with the landscaping. It's very hard work, but I know you'll enjoy it a lot.

Thanks for leaving a comment at my blog. Have a wonderful weekend.

Dawn said...

Your yard will be lovely when everything grows up! We put our yard in 30 years ago - Monday is our 30th anniversary of moving into this house. Lots of work, but what a bunch of large trees we have now - in fact, too much shade to grow roses!

I'm going to do a post Monday about the difference in the yard then and now. Should be fun.

Thanks for coming over to visit - come back any time!

Love Bears All Things said...

This is beautiful and lots of work went into that landscaping. I hope you put down plastic before the mulch because even though you killed the grass above the ground, it may still come back. It is so hard to kill. Maybe you found the right stuff.I love your pato and canopy
Mama Bear

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

What a beautiful makeover! I enjoyed seeing the beginning pictures too! Nice big yard!

Katherine

The Apron Queen said...

What a lovely backyard. Thanks for sharing.

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Diane@A Picture is Worth.... said...

Your landscaping will be so worth it!
Thanks for stopping by my blog!

fairyluver said...

Looks like you've been so very busy...it looks great!! I realy like how your garden curves and bends...great idea!!