Sunday, July 26, 2009

Metamorphosis Monday

I hope all of you had a safe and happy weekend. Susan at Between Naps on the Porch is hosting Metamorphosis Monday. Please pop over and see all the wonderful blogs listed there. A year ago our backyard was a fenced in yard with grass only. It was a fairly new house and builders don't do much in the backyards.

I began to ask Hubby to get some landscaping done, to add trees and flowers to the yard. He thought it would be too much work. "Let's just cut the grass and not bother with flower beds that we have to weed", he said. It took a couple of years and he finally caved to my begging. We started by killing the grass and sculpting out a design.


Putting in a drip system so he or I would not have to water the plants or trees.



We put in three trees. One white dogwood in the center and two Autumn Cherry Trees in the corners. We added evergreens, Encore Azaleas, Knockout Roses and other smaller plants with plenty of mulch and waited for them to grow.


This is how the backyard looks this summer. The trees are growing and plants are maturing.

We added lawn ornaments and a few more flowers.



We have enjoyed every hour spent out side and every view we get from all the windows facing the backyard. Hubby now wonders why we waited so long to do it. lol


I'll have to do another post on how we did the patio.


There's nothing like plants and their beautiful color to uplift your day.






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17 comments:

Sonia said...

What a beautiful job you did, I know you must enjoy looking at your yard from your lovely patio! Great job~Miss Bloomers

Brenda said...

It looks SOOO much better and more inviting now! Amazing what those touches of nature can do, huh? Why don't men see the wisdom in listening to us the first time around? You are going to enjoy this from now on!
Brenda

The DIY Show Off said...

Love your landscaping - so pretty! I'm so jealous! lol That's on our list to do. It looks like a great place to relax and unwind!

Julia @ Hooked on Houses said...

What a beautiful yard! You did a wonderful job with it.

Marsha's Mpressions said...

Your yard looks lovely! I know you have spent so many good family times out here and will spent many more in the future. Have a great week!

Tracy said...

Your yard looks so lush and green, and the trees and plantings really add a lot of interest to the view! I love your patio - is it stamped concrete?

Debbie Moore's Slice of Pie Cookbooks said...

Great job! 35 years ago, when my husband and I were first married, he didn't want anything but white walls .. and didn't want to hang anything on them. You should see them now! Your plantings are beautiful ... love the swing and furniture.

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

Looks great, marvelous job! I keep seeing the picture of the snow with Tom's footprints writing out "I love you!" Love it!

Katherine

Enchanted Rose Studio said...

Beautiful transformation! Everything is so pretty and inviting now! Enjoy your pretty backyard!

Tina

Lynn said...

Your back yard looks like a park!
Beautiful!

Kammy said...

Hello !
Wow, what a change...love the new backyard and your patio set looks inviting - great way to keep nagging -I mean keeping focused with the hubste !
Hugs ~ Kammy

mary'smom said...

I love the curves of your flower beds. Everything looks beautiful!

Carrie said...

Beautiful landscaping transformation. Hopefully it isn't too hot and you can enjoy your backyard.

Jeannine said...

The backyard looks so much better. Lawn is great, but afterall, you have to look out that window and your eyes need something to see. I like the way you started with a few things the first year and can add more later as budget and energy allow.

Terry said...

I like that swing with an awning.

Barbara said...

Beautiful Job!

Shady Creek Lane said...

Aren't husbands funny? Yours sounds just like mine. "I'll just have to mow around everything"
Now after 9 years of me putting in flower beds and trees he is as proud as punch when people compliment our yard. Silly men, don't they know we need to decorate the outside as well as the inside of our homes.

I love how your yard turned out.