Saturday, April 17, 2010

New Beginnings

Spring is the time for new beginnings, right?
We have had some new beginnings over on my end.

I cut down some AWFUL bushes in my backyard (actually a really awesome brother in law did with his handy chainsaw).

He also cut down two Rhododedron bushes/trees on the side of our house. I have like 10 of them and they have never been trimmed or maintained.

I am not a tree hacker BUT they were so overgrown and blocking a huge area in our yard, not to mention beautiful light into my screened in porch.

I have plans for these areas.

I am thinking to find an awesome table or something to be a gardening table where the Rhodos were. It can back up to the side of the garage and still not block light to my screened in porch.

I love the reclaimed wood/aged look of this one

This would great in the spot

Where the ugly bushes one resided I would love to put a potager garden (box garden). I found a neat little site where I can buy the corner pieces and then you just slide the wooden boards into them. I am very excited for that.

I love the copper corners

Ahh, fresh veggies.

So, aside from a little yard work, Thanks Steve, I also started a new job and so did the hubby.

I love my new job, that was why I was MIA this whole week (I was also doing work for my summer position - I run an activity at a Day Camp called Digital Design/The Design Center.

Basically I have the girls (I do not get boys), go out and take pictures then come back to me to do a craft based around their pictures. This is my third year and I will have to show you some of the stuff we do.

So I was ordering my supplies for that as it was due yesterday.

And all the new beginnings just around me, the flowers starting to come in, the little yard animals out and about and all the lovely birds that I am fortunate to have around me.

Springtime is beautiful!

Enjoy the day!



  1. There is nothing like having a clean slate and being able to plan on what to do with it. Trev built me a garden/potting bench a couple of weeks ago and I am going to paint it ~ I am deciding on a color now. It is so nice to see all the signs of spring ~ it has come early for us here in the northeast. Enjoy your week-end Ziz!!

  2. Good for you. That will be so fun to be able to start over in your yard with having a gardening table and adding those small gardens. Do garden work is a great way to spend outdoors and enjoy the nice weather.

    Have a great weekend!


  3. These are so lovely, I dream of having a wonderful garden.

    I am off to my in-laws house tomorrow to start some work on the garden there....loads to do, I am not even sure where to start. We need to do it though so we can hopefully sell their house later in the year.

    Glad that yours is coming along :)

  4. They are beautiful! Spring is so wonderful to get everything started...and love the inspiration photos you shared:) Thank you for your wonderful comment:) Much love, xox

  5. love that reclaimed wood gardening table! Good luck on the room redo!