Uuuuuugggghhhh! We are trying to re-landscape the front of our house. We started by ripping out old bushes last spring, then having someone jack-hammer out the old uneven sidewalk this winter. Then it sat in that sad state for months. Really it looked as bad as some of those houses I photographed a few weeks ago. The two porches are crumbling and look decrepit. Slowly though, we are making progress. My vision is to have something clean lined and minimal. Not a cottage garden look, more of a Mediterranean look I guess. Or maybe I’ve been inspired by the gravel bars of our local creeks and rivers. College boy is home for spring break and everyone has pitched in on this project. This is where we are so far.
Now to plant the red-twig, and green-twig dogwoods, and the curly grass. Next, will be the addition of 5 maiden hair grasses all along the back, fill it in with more gravel, add a few large rocks, and some light globes, and then work on the porches. Just as important as hard work is “holy idleness”. We made good on that as well!