Monday, May 17, 2010

My Project

I think I've mentioned that I'm not a gardener. I'm even less of a builder. But my front yard, aside from having a terrible lawn that has not needed mowing yet this year, just looks blank and boring. Such a pretty house deserves something to dress it up in the yard. So I got it in my head to build a bed for my bushes and flowers. This was definitely more work than I bargained for, considering the ground needed to be level before I could start piling my bricks. But Chris and I went out and got a load of bricks yesterday, and we did some digging. This morning he left me with a fair amount of instruction, and the intention to build a wall. I dug, and I measured, and I dug some more, and I placed bricks, and I removed bricks, and I dug some more, and I measured, and I placed bricks, and so on, and so on. It took a couple of hours and a couple of sore knees, but I have gotten to a point where I can almost see what it will look like, after I get another load of bricks.

Considering I am neither a gardener nor a builder, I'm pretty proud of myself. Stayed tuned for the results!


  1. Looks Great, Leanne. Bet you can't wait to get the flowers blooming out front.
    But for now - time to touch up the nail polish.

  2. Awesome! I worked on my front flower bed today also! I weeded for 2 hours and then turned all the soil in about another hour! I am wiped.

  3. What a great project! Love the shape...really well done. I stopped by our garden center this evening to buy a few annuals to plant along the front of our house and around the pool shed. It's amazing what a difference it makes with just a little splash of color. Yesterday we tackled the gutters and weeds!

    But I'm impressed, as always, at how much you and Chris accomplish in a very short time...I mean, didn't you just have company for the weekend plus an outing on Saturday night? And then nonchalantly off to buy bricks on Sunday, figure out the layout and technique, and have it nearly completed by end of day Monday. A big fat gold star for this project!!