Wednesday, May 28, 2008


Mr. Adam & I went BACK to the nursery and purchased this beautiful "Mountain Laurel" bush which will grow into a BIG bush and hide the unsightly hill behind our project. The lady told us we could keep it trimmed back so that it is not taking over the world. Friend, Debbie, suggested we get a "Lilac" bush, but they get VERY big-even the dwarf so we decided to pass since they also need lots of sunshine and we don't have a spot to put it. GOOD THOUGHT, Debbie-we just couldn't pull it off.
Adam finished the screen-which turned out nice. You will note the BIG time cutback of the undergrowth. We will add a couple more plants to the side and maybe a birdbath and this project will be finished.

The front bed has a double line of petunias added which will bloom a varigated red and white. The color will be nice in front of the house and we did finish the mulch in this bed.

White mini blooming annuals which have a sweet smell and will bloom troughout the summer. This is the bed by the road and we have finished mulching it also and planted another bush in the top right corner.

The bed under the lamppost was filled with begonias which tolerate sunshine.

My super serious daughter and her scholarly husband with the dog offering them his bone to play with. They are SO MATURE!
Adam & I finished cleaning out the front beds and finished all of the planting along with the mulching. We are ready to go to the back yard tomorrow.
We have had several ideas of fun things to do Saturday, thanks to a couple of Erieites. We are discussing our plans and looking forward to BC arriving late tomorrow night. Camille has to work everyday, but Adam & I have kept VERY BUSY!
Note to my "Running Buds" back in Ruston : it has been so cool all day that I have had my jacket on. We took a walk this afternoon and I did go with a short sleeve, but you can't stop or you will get cool. Hope you are enjoying your weather there also!


the Jennings secede from the South said...

Hey, Mom! You're across the room!

Hannah Lee said...

The backyard looks fantastic! Will you please come and give me some ideas? My thumb is more a shade of black than green! Hope you are having a blast!

Anonymous said...

Soooo pretty! You should be a landscape designer or something, Lora!
Can't wait to hear what you have planned for the weekend. Erie might have something at that big convention center my Mom is always raving on about....she loves to go there.
Sorry about the lilacs. You'll have to do what I do...get a lilac candle instead. Have fun, y'all!

Deb said...

Hey, I am not anonymous! Waz up with that!?

The Tylers said...

SO jealous of a)the weather and b)that you making your daughter's yard beautiful! Hope yall are having a fantastic time!!!

Jessica Stephenson said...

I didn't know you were so talented in the yard! Everything looks beautiful. Maybe you could give me some ideas for my landscaping ; )

Obsessive Foodie or Food Addict....You Decide said...

Holy Schmoleys! Who in the H-E-double toothpicks is going to keep that yard up when you leave?????