Oh my. How is it the middle of November already? I’m feeling a little cheated by how quickly the fall is going by, it being my favorite time of year and all. Of course, being cooped up for three weeks with
It has now been about three weeks since we put down the first round of grass seed in our backyard. Three very long, very hot weeks. We were fully aware going into this that we were going to be fighting an
Turns out some of the new daylilies are not exactly what we were expecting. We thought they were all the yellow variety, like the ones pictured above, so imagine our surprise when about six of the plants opened up this
We’re getting there! 7 sprinkler positions per night, 5 warm, sunny days and 2 torrential rainfalls later, the grass is growing!
You know that old joke that Minnesota only has two seasons, winter and road construction? Well, I’m starting to think that we should start identifying our summers by major landscaping projects. With the exception of the first summer we were
This impressive stack of pavers was formerly known as our patio. It’s a little sneak peak of a longer post I’m working on with an update on all the progress we’ve made in the last week or so on our latest
For well over a week now, I have been meaning to post an update on this year’s garden plans. With the weather this spring being somewhat uncooperative (especially on weekends), both the gardening and the yard projects seem to be coming together in
In the battle against Creeping Charlie, the score is Maria: 1, Creeping Charlie: 1. For now. Charlie, enjoy it while it lasts; your eviction notice is on its way.
This past Sunday I officially made the transition to fall by replacing the summer flowers in the window boxes and big flower pots in the front of our house with mums. The photos really don’t do justice to how beautiful
It’s been a couple of months since I showed off the fruits of our early summer labor, so here’s how everything is looking these days (I promise to reward you for indulging me at the end!). Also, for those who