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Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Have a Look/See at what we've been having done

Here at the humble abode, we are in full swing getting ready for Munchkin's graduation. In case I haven't mentioned it, it is 32 days away, on Saturday, May 10th! We decided that we needed to spruce up the back yard, so we took some of Wifey's bonus monies and a portion of our tax refunds to overhaul some areas. I will share some of the pictures below and later I'll dig up some of the original "before" pictures and share them.

Yes, that is a toilet you see in the background. Just wait till the flowers in it begin to bloom. Trust Me.

Yes, that is a tub you see. It will be transformed in to a pond. Trust me.

Excavation in progress....

Original 10' x 10' patio has been enlarged with two rows of 18" x 18" pavers giving us three more feet on the front and left edge.

Two rows of the 18" x 18" pavers were laid against the edge of the house to extend the surface for the grill, the pool box, and my potting bench and crushed granite was laid between the pool patio stones and the new stones.

A transition area between the side fence and the side of the house.

The side of the house with the 18" x 18" stones and the crushed granite. There is a 10" green edging strip against the neighbor's chain link fence to keep the stones in our yard and his grass out.

See the two flowers in the start of the new patio?

The tub transformation almost complete.....

The transformation from a different angle....

We have to re-pot all of the terra cotta pots and then freshen up the hibiscus bed with new plants and mulch and this view is complete. There are three other beds that you cannot see yet that need to be weeded and overhauled before the graduation party. I have a spreadsheet created with every possible task outlined so hopefully we don't miss anything. Tell me what you think so far.....

8 comments:

Michelle said...

I love the tub pond! Great idea...

Jess P. said...

It looks great. Even without seeing the "before" photos, I can tell you've done a ton of work. I am blown away by the fact that you have beautiful blooming flowers already. I barely have chives coming up!

(Not-So) Cynical Gal said...

I LOVE IT!

Beachbum said...

hmmm, i'm not so sure about the toilet yet, but i'm loving the tub! what a cool idea. where did you hear of that? bye.
-Christine♥

Miss Me said...

it looks fabulous! i can't wait to see everything in bloom. maybe all of our snow will be gone by then... ; )

Martha G said...

I love your yard. Can't wait to see the blooming toilet!

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Crochetoholic said...

I have a new pond too, well almost a year old but seems like a new and I love it, yous is cute.. :0 come check out my blog swap.. htpp://crochetswapblog.blogspot.com