Oh, the monkey grass (the tall grass lining the garden area). It was really terrible looking. No offense to anyone who likes or has it at their house, but it just made it look our home look like it had a fuzzy beard. Adam worked hard and pulled all of that crazy stuff out. There were also some bushes; Bryan had just cut them down before I took this picture. We didn't really want plants that required a lot of maintenance.
And please don't judge me...I haven't finished painting the porch yet!!! ;)
Adam, Bryan and I went shopping together at Lowe's for new plants. We picked out a lot of annuals, and a few perennials just because I liked the colors, plus a few herbs for a little herb garden. The two of them planted all the flowers and then covered the ground surrounding the plants with mulch. I really love how it came out! A couple of the plants are having a hard time staying alive, but still it looks great overall!
A few close-ups:
After the flowers were in the ground, Bryan and I still had to find a place for the herbs we had purchased. I didn't really want them in the same place as our flowers, but we didn't have any more flower pots or boxes. Until Bryan did something REALLY cool!!!
He is so smart and resourceful! He found some old pieces of fence post laying behind our shed and assembled 2 awesome planter boxes out of them! This is the video that showed him how to make them, if anyone is interested in making their own: (The guy in the video is pretty funny)
Bryan says they're pretty easy to make and take less than an hour to assemble!
Thanks for stopping by!!!
-The Sanders Family