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 . . .

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