May 25, 2011

What A Difference A DAY Makes

Last week I posted this photo showing what our backyard garden currently looks like:

Then - over the weekend, I moved A YARD AND 1/2 of mulch in one day, and NOW looks like this:
Plus a few other changes:
1. I pulled out the purple pansies because their color wasn't jiving with the rest of the garden.
2. I added two red fiberglass pots filled with annuals - there's one on the right, and one on the left.
3. We took down a giant norway maple branch in the back and have yet to remove it.

15 comments:

  1. It's looking lovely! Is that a Japanese Maple on the right? I love all of the Hosta - it's such an easy, high impact plant compared to most.

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  2. Garden envy. Major garden envy.

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  3. Mulch is magical. Like slapping the perfect jewelry and handbag on a good outfit, it elevates the whole look. It looks great!

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  4. It looks great! I'm seriously intrigued about your fence though. What can you tell me about it?

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  5. AnonymousMay 25, 2011

    Love the way you have stretched out and smoothed the curves of the garden. Nice job with the mulch.

    love, mom

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  6. Hi Snooks! Our fence is split bamboo. It comes in 13 feet lengths from your local Ace Hardware store. Ours special ordered it for us. We're very happy with it.

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  7. I completely agree - one day, used wisely, can be so transformational! Your yard looks great... I'm going to get a more update photo of our garden.. it's slowly starting to come out of the death grip of winter and it's looking surprisingly lush!
    - agata.

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  8. Hi - What a great combination of colors and textures - very painterly! I have a question, though - what are the chartreuse-y things? Hosta? Do you know what variety?

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  9. Cool pics mate,thumbs up for ya.

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  10. Hi Jen! The chartreuse-y things are actually heuchera (coral bells) in a color called Lime Rickey or Lemon Chiffon (I can't remember which!)

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  11. its so cute! its is screaming for a lovely blanket and a picnic lunch

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  12. Holy crap, your BEFORE makes me jealous. I want more flower beds! Isn't mulch the best?

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  13. Hola - I love the way your beds flow. My husband and I both go with the landscapers code - no gardens or flower beds should have straight lines. I just found your blog and now don't remember how. Oh and I just google mapped Holyoke, Mass b/c I had no clue where it was. Cheers!

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  14. I just discoverd Bamboo as a privacy fence myself. I love not having to dig!! Your backyard is absolutely beautiful. I'm STILL trying to fill in my Bald spots! Great job.

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