Tuesday, November 8, 2011

A Blank Canvas

I love to dig in the dirt.  I'm no Master Gardener but that doesn't keep me from loving it just as much as the pros do.  I am starting from scratch on new property and it feels overwhelming and at the same time exhilarating when I realize the task in front of me.

After we sold our home, gardening was been out of my grasp for about 5 years .  Construction on the new home was finished late February of 2011.

Here is my blank canvas.
 Front yard

 Back Yard


Front bed; looks a little nasty after thawing out from a snow we had.

Lovely clay eh?

The front yard is about 350' deep so the majority of it will be left with the native grasses we inherited with it.  No irrigation system out here either; it's all up to Mother Nature.  One of my plans for this part of the yard are native Texas wildflowers.

Jutting out from the runway driveway are three 4' x 4' little platforms.  We have planters ordered to set on these.

These were C's idea and I rather like it.  The plan is to have some sort of tallish evergreen planted in the pots with ground cover planted in between each niche.

I'm creating this blog as my online journal to chronicle the metamorphosis of our yard and the woods behind us.  As like my past gardening life I'm sure there will be some successes as well as many trials of planting, pulling up and re-planting in a different spot.  Oh, and I'm sure I'll do my fair share of killing plant life.  All in a day's work for a gardener.

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