Monday, February 02, 2009
Gardening: A back yard metamorphesis
Susan at Between Naps on the Porch is hoping a Metamorphasis Monday and I thought I would join because
1. I am working on a big research project and have nothing creative going on here.
2. I hurt my knee last week and have an ice pack on my raised leg.
When we moved into this house, I adored the bones of every last thing in this house. However we knew the back yard needed some work, to say the least.
Here is how it looked in 2004.
My little greenhouse:
In 2007, I decided to make the changes to the yard. First, I had a landscape designer come by to give me some ideas. However, nothing he came up with was as good as what I had thought about the 9 years I had laid in the pool thinking about this yard.
So, I found some workmen that were able to execute my ideas.
It was a painful process..... imagine three Old English sheepdogs with no fence for 6 months. My poor neighbors.
These pictures make me nauseous. I hated every minute of construction but it was worth it.
I knew that I wanted to open up the back yard, resurface the pool, raise the flower beds and add a big entertainment space by the pool.
This project turned out to be the back yard of my dreams. It is exactly what we wanted. Here are pictures from our Fourth of July party. The cart is not normally there.
I love it, it is pretty! And I did the landscape design myself.