Monday, May 19, 2008

Curb Appeal

We spent most of the weekend working on projects outside since the weather was sunny and warm (but not too warm). I may have mentioned . . . I'm not a big fan of outside. Or dirt. And unfortunately, most of the outside projects pretty much require you to actually BE outside to work on them. And a large number of them involve dirt.

Nevertheless, I pitched in. After all, I can't let my ailing husband do all the hard labor.

In addition to the Topsy Turvy Upside Down plants we planted, we also did a little bit of improvement to the front of the house.

We added some geraniums and new mulch to the front of our porch. We had geraniums here last year and they added such nice color to the front of the house.

We also removed all of the rock around one of the trees in the front yard and planted some hostas.

The former owner of this house had a thing for rock. Lots and lots of rock. Everywhere. Removing it is going to be a job. For someone else. I'm pretty sure we'll hire some strong college guy to schlep this rock away from the entire perimeter of the house and around most of the trees.

Lincoln also pitched in and added some moral support.

If only we could actually get him to dig where we want to plant hostas instead of where he wants to plant bones.

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Cyndi said...

I'm glad Vern feels well enough to be shoveling rocks. :) Everything seems to be really coming together with the house.

Anonymous said...

Looks like the old man is well enough to come back to work...Richie is kicking you to the curb and finding a new trade partner...Biscuit says hello...misses you at the weekly contest....

Get Well soon....the boys from swa

Carla said...

What you can't see in the photo is that he's holding a RAKE. I shoveled all the rock!