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    Cool What a weekend!

    Got off early on Friday, headed to my favorite garden store, Tagawa Gardens, and went back on Sat. am to finish my plant shopping. Got 4 Standing Ovations (they're a shrub that grows 15' high), 3 feather grasses, and 2 flowering vines called Shimmer (pretty purple flowers). Moved a whole bunch of rock as we needed to reconstruct an area where we lost our two Aspen trees last year. Good thing though as they were too close to the house and right were the basement window well is. I also layed 23 bags of bark. I stepped on the metal rake and it came flying up and hit me on the elbow. I have a huge bruise now and other bruises on my feet from shoveling. I'm wiped out and so sore but boy does part of my yard better now.

    The area we redid.







    The finished result.


    Mike also moved the bark under our deck and replaced it with a 2.5' border of rock. This should control our three hooligans spreading it all over the grass now.




    Lari, the front yard border I started two years ago. It's 65' long and 2.5 to 4' wide in areas. Two years ago I had 2 cu. yards of soil brought in and amended in it by hand with a shovel. Then I let it sit all winter long and planted all the shrubs last year. The two trees I planted a couple of weeks ago. When we moved here 7 years ago our yard was bare, three trees total and no shrubs, plants, nothing. One entire area of our backyard was weeds and thorns. It's grass, plants shrubs and trees now. In total I have planted 81 plants (10 were trees) in the last 7 years. I save all winter long and plant in May. It's my hobby.
    Last year's project.




    The vines

    My favorite sitting spot


    @LariP, @BruceP, @cowsmom (this is why I'm wiped out and sore, lol.) Talk to you in a few.

    Now it's off to the lake we go on Wednesday night.
    Three Hooligans and 1 Angel - Wilson, Sally, Emma & Jack

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    oh my sis thats so beautiful. id be embarrassed to take a pic of my yard. i havent done anything with it in a few years. that is enviable

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    Too bad you still have grass... nice yard except for that little matter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cowsmom View Post
    oh my sis thats so beautiful. id be embarrassed to take a pic of my yard. i havent done anything with it in a few years. that is enviable
    Oh get outta here!! I was there I'd smack ya one on the shoulder!!

    @BruceP, I like grass!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by cowsmom View Post
    oh my sis thats so beautiful. id be embarrassed to take a pic of my yard. i havent done anything with it in a few years. that is enviable
    Aw, come on Cowsmom... take some pix for us... We promise not to laugh................................. much!

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    Quote Originally Posted by JeannieCO View Post

    @BruceP, I like grass!!!
    whoa, Jeannie, better be careful w/how you word that...you mean THAT kind of grass, right?!

    Your landscaping looks terrific! Okay, so when are you and Mike coming over to work on my yard?




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    Quote Originally Posted by BruceP View Post
    Aw, come on Cowsmom... take some pix for us... We promise not to laugh................................. much!
    in your own immortal words all i can say is "why i auta"

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    Wow @JeannieCO that is beautiful! You and hubby did an amazing job! I dont have much in my yard! My fig tree isnt going to be ready until probably next year!
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    Quote Originally Posted by JeanniCO View Post
    Oh get outta here!! I was there I'd smack ya one on the shoulder!!

    @BruceP, I like grass!!!
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    looks great I love the bully inspectors in the background!

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    Jeannie, you do good work! Very professional! You must have been a landscaper in a previous life!

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    That's lovely Jeannie! That new stone was a lot of work, but you will be so happy without so much maintenance.

    That's why we don't like grass BTW. Once installed keeping up flower beds of perrienials is ever so much easier than mowing often twice a week.

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