May 3, 2009

Our garden

We spent our weekend cleaning out the mess that was our backyard "garden". Seemed the only thing it had grown for the past few years was rocks. So, with Carl, myself, the two boys, 5 bags of topsoil, 4 bags of mulch, 5 bushes and 2 flats of flowers we transformed our rock garden into one that will actually grow something!

The before picture...this was after we had donated half the rocks to our elderly neighbor.

Jake was ready to be a gardener. We helped him plant the bushes and the flowers he picked out. Note my nifty new haircut!

I love this photo. My two boys.

This is how it looked at the end of Saturday. We could NOT do anymore! Gardening makes a body tired!

The final product. We still have a half a flat of flowers left and I think that they will got in the pots we have or in the front. We are glad to be done, but more glad that we did it. We have been staring at those ugly rocks since we moved in here a year and a half ago. Now we actually want to spend time in the backyard!


Mandy said...

It looks great!!

kiki said...

It looks so good!!