Monday, March 29, 2010

Get'n Down and Dirty

  

Nothing I love more, than to see a plan come to action! This hideous area in my backyard has been an eyesore for a long, long time! I finally got around to making it into what I had hoped! I have always wanted to rip out those ugly bushes (there were 2 shrubs and an azalea). I ripped them out a few weeks ago.

  

Which left this....an ugly mess. All of those bricks, and other debris had been stashed behind there by the previous owners. I had to remove all of the debris.

   

I enlisted the help of my best friend. She came down from Birmingham to help me! We worked all weekend long to build raised beds. It was a lot of hard work and I am still sore!

  

I used the old windows that came out of my grandparents home, and built flower boxes to go under them. I still have some cleaning to do. Next I am going to haul in some topsoil and get this bed leveled out. Then I am going to plant some fruit and veggies, and spruce it up!

  

All of the bricks that I picked up from the bed will be used to create walkway through this path.


Right now it is just a hodge podge of stuff that needs to be relocated. I have a lot of empty pots that are patiently awaiting some fresh plants.



I want to do something cute to the front the of the flower boxes, so they aren't so plane jane!

This is just one of the MANY projects I have to do for this Summer! Now this one is 75% complete, and I can get started on the next one!

19 comments:

Nezzy said...

I can't wait to see what it looks like all filled out. I've been lookin' for some old frames for my storage building to do the same thing. Two great minds...huh?

God bless and have a wonderful day playin' in the dirt.

Thoughtfully blended hearts said...

Wave petunias will cascade and hide the boxes...of course wave petunias are my favorite go to problem solver.
You've done a lot of work and it looks great!!!

Stephanie said...

Love everything that you have put in place here! I am sure this backyard is not going to be the same one anymore. Neat job DP!

gittan said...

Wow, you've done a great job with that. I think it'll look wonderful later this season / gittan

Peggy said...

I love the old windows what a great idea! How about stencilling something on the fronts, but I am sure you will think of aomething fun and original!

Darla said...

Kudos to both of you!! This is a wonderful transformation and I can see it all filled in..

FlowerLady said...

Wow, what a lot of work, but look at what you have accomplished. I can't wait to see more pictures as the season progresses. Love your window boxes.

FlowerLady

Lisa Blair said...

I am lovin' the window boxes! What a creative idea to add some interest to your fence row! I can't wait to see what you put in them.

Lookin' good!

Becca's Dirt said...

I love what you have done to this area. I know it was a lot of work. It will all be worth it when all is in bloom and of course you get to have some fresh veggies too. You are lucky to have HELP.

Tootsie said...

hey girlie!!! when you said you were going to be busy you were not kidding! it looks awesome!!! I can't wait to see the window boxes bursting with flowers!
I stopped over specifically to see this project and.....
to say
HAPPY BIRTHDAY DEAR APRIL!!!!! I hope it is the best yet...but certainly not the best ever...cause a girl needs room to improve! lol
luv ya sis...have a glorious day!

Lou Cinda said...

You go girl!!! This is looking awesome!1 I LOVE LOVE LOVE the windows on the fence!! What a great idea!

Lou Cinda :)

Hocking Hills Gardener said...

You did a wonderful job DP!The hardest work id over and now you can add all of those touches as you go along. I really like your windows and planter boxes on the fence.They will be so pretty with flowers pouring out of them. Your pathway was just the best touch to it all. I keep watching for a iron bed head for my garden but they are really getting scarce around here. Everyone is buying them up.;-) Are you going to grow clematis on yours?

Catherine@AGardenerinProgress said...

You both must have worked really hard. It looks really good. I love the path you created with the bricks.

Christy said...

Wow I can't believe what you have accomplished, I hope you continue to post and show photo's throughout the growing season.

Dirt Princess said...

Thank ya'll! I am glad you like it! I will be sure to keep taking pictures of it as it progresses!

Thanks for the birthday wishes!

Jeannie B. said...

This post has so inspired me. I will have to book mark it and come back and back. I love the windows with the boxes under them. So cute!

Kim and Victoria said...

Wow! Good for you. I love those old windows, they're going to look great.

Green Iris said...

I have some buckets just like yours that are hanging on your fence--Old Time Pottery! Can't wait to see the finished product!

Rob said...

I think you did a great job there, it looks like a different garden now. I like the window frames, can you imagine what it would look like if one of them had a mirror behind it? I think it would be a fun feature and am now wishing I had a fence like you so I could try it. Anyway well done, I think all the hard work was worth it.

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