Wednesday, March 18, 2009

All Spruced Up!

We found out last night that there is going to be another Broker's open house Thursday and a public open house both Saturday and Sunday this week. I was already in a panic about how part of the back garden looked, so around 11:00 this morning I asked if anyone minded if I took the afternoon off to get it in shape for the open houses. Everyone agreed so here is what I spent the afternoon doing.

The part of the garden on the left is much longer than what you see. Until last summer when we knew we were going to sell the house, I had three 6 foot long raised beds filled with vegetables. It was my pride and joy! Over the winter the weeds took hold big time, so I spent most of the afternoon weeding and re-tilling that area. When I was done I raced down to Lowe's and picked up 20 primroses which I planted along the edge and some bark for under the Mimosa tree. I've amended the soil over and over with countless bags of compost and soil over the years. Thank goodness, because it made the weeding much easier! I also bid a fond farewell to my wonderful worm population back there. Libby will understand.


Above to the right you can just make out an empty bird feeder. Below on the right if you click on the photo you can see the replacement block I put on today. Can you believe it was entirely eaten in just three days since this weekend? Our bird population is pretty hungry right now! Most of our feeders are packed away - but I couldn't let them starve!

And I couldn't leave you without a photo of Miss Sophie lounging in the sun in Mr. Squash's office this afternoon!


11 comments:

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

Oh it looks great, even your grass is green!! very pretty! and inviting!

*karendianne. said...

What a lovely, relaxing setting the yard has become. Of course I'm personally thrilled to see Miss Sophie being the most beautiful cat in the world! :)

Ulla said...

Wow, everyone seems to have spring already, and all I can see here is snow! The birds are hungry and you mustn't stop feeding them before they can find their food in the nature again.

Libby said...

Oh the worms are going to miss you . . . . maybe you can take a few with you and begin again *s*

Sophie makes that office look very inviting - she's sure to help bring in a quick sale.

Lisa D. said...

Your yard looks very pretty, Candace! I'm sending selling vibes to you!

Carrie P. said...

boy you have been busy. It is a very nicely manicured backyard. Good job!

CJ said...

You did great Candace, I'm so envious! It look so neat and tidy back there.

Kaaren said...

Everything looks so lush and green. Quite a bit of our snow melted but we still have lots left. It hit 50 here today which is really mild for this time of year.

I'm still feeding the birds but you should see the MOUNDS of sunflower seed hulls under the feeders. Yuk!

Good luck with the open houses this weekend. Fingers and toes will be crossed!

Jackie said...

You're a dream homeowner for a realtor to work with. Everything looks so lovely and it definitely looks like the weather has improved dramatically. Good Luck!

Willow Lake Stitches said...

Candace, your back yard looks SO nice ! I haven't seen a green yard since well.... let me see. . last October, maybe ? let's amend that. . . I haven't seen a yard not covered with SNOW since last October !

You must have worked hard for your worms . . . I know how that is. When we first moved here ( 33 years ago or so.. ) this yard was so bad, and NO worms that for that first summer, everytime it rained we would take a long walk and gather up any worms that washed up and immigrated them to our yard and garden. It sure has paid off after all these years !

Glad you are finally able to comment on my blog . Thanks for being so smart to be able to figure it out !
Beth

SewCalGal said...

Beautiful cat with a beautiful quilt. I love it.

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