Monday, June 12, 2017

New shade project . . .

Hello friends . . .

As if I don't have enough to do (lol) I decided to clear part of the
wooded section behind our house where the bird feeders
are and do some plantings and mulch.

I forgot to take a photo of the entire section but this is the
left side that I'm going to clean out a bit (dead wood, etc) but leave
it as green space.  However, the part I am doing looked like
this when I started.

I split out a few of the Bleeding Heart plants and put them
across the front.  They look bad right now but come next
spring they will come back and a nice touch of color along this spot.

I picked up 4 different varieties of Hosta at the local
Lowes home improvement store and placed them here and
there.  They will fill in nicely over the next few years.

I'm looking for a birdbath for down on this end and I think I might
add a little 'walkway' and a few colorful planted pots.
I don't want to get carried away but just wanting to dress it up a bit
to match in with the other end of the property which we've established
a nice picnic area including a burn pit for roasting hot dogs, a
large picnic table and plantings around the various groves of trees.
(Here's a little peek at a portion of that location.)

OKAY IT'S DONE (for now anyways! lol)

Since hubby decided to sleep in this morning and I was up early,
I decided to make a run to Lowe's and get the other 12x12 pavers I wanted
to create the stepping stone path way and a bird feeder.

Actually got them put in place, snapped a few photos then jumped on the mower to do
our yard and the neighbors before the temps climb to 90 as they are calling for.

It's not perfect but I'm okay with that and happy (again ... for now anyways lol) with the outcome.

When the temperature cools off, I think I will go back out and set the pavers
down into the mulch a bit vs them just sitting on top but
other than that I think I'm going to leave it alone and 'ponder' it for awhile
before making any additional changes.

It didn't take long for the birds to discover the new bird bath and once it
cools off I'm sure my pesky squirrels will be out to check out the new 'play zone'!  LOL

Time to hide in my crafting cave and get some cards made.
Hope you all have a FABULOUS Day!
Thanks for stopping by . . .

As Always . . .


Olga Jewell said...

yes it is a lot of work but oh how pretty it is now...................

Leslie Miller said...

It's an oasis! And you're going to need that shade this summer. It rarely gets that hot here. I used to have those foam flowers all over. So cute, and they bloom a long time. LOVE the bleeding hearts! Fabulous job on this, Darlene. You have a gorgeous yard and garden! I'm super happy that you shared the pics and would welcome more anytime. It's not very nice out today and I was going to stay in, but now I think I'll go work in the garden. See how easily influenced I am? Thanks!!

Bunny said...

This is really pretty. A lot of work and well worth it.

Squirrels. Bad...........very bad. They torture us and eat all the bird seed.

Donna Phelan said...

I love this time of year! Your gardens and weather are much further ahead of us....but it will get here too! Love what you have done, you are a dynamo!!!

Conniecrafter said...

Wow that is a lot of work but boy does it look fabulous, I love the idea of putting the pavers down and creating a little path through that area. I am sure in this warm weather the birds were very thankful for the bird bath!