Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Side Yard Before & Afters...

Since the major interior renovations have come to an end (for now!) we are finally able to focus a little more attention on the landscaping. Lucky me, this is one of The Hubs favorite things to do...

So, here are a couple of before shots:

This is a shot of our new exterior wall, new door and steps we put in. The house is a "shot gun" style so we installed our new front door in the large room in the middle of the house to resolve the issue of having to walk through bedrooms etc. to get to the back of the house.

This stone fountain was built in the 1920's by a member of the family who owned the house for over 100 years.

He was a true craftsman and even carved these little faces along the wall of the fountain.

And the guys who owned the house before us tried to continue the "face theme" with their own concrete face man on the top of the fountain! Does not have the same effect though right?!

Close up of the stone - I think it's granite?


My aunt was getting rid of a bunch of monkey grass so we (The Hubs) dug it up and planted it along the side. Gotta love FREE!!

My mom gave us a tall rose bush -more like a tree!- that you can see below. It's not taking too well so we will probably dig it out.

We knew when we bought the house the fountain had cracks in it and always had problems working so we decided to convert it to a planter!

We have our herb garden all along the side of the house. I am not crazy about it here but it works for now.

One more time - BEFORE:


We desperately need to do something with the busted up concrete path... one day my friends... one day! But we're happy with it for now!


1 comment:

xomumblebutt said...

looking good!

friend told me if you buy plants from Home Depot you can return for store credit if plants die w/in a year.

good to know if you're good w/ keeping up w/ receipts and dealing w/ return lines...

and you'd have to dig 'em up to bring 'em back...