I took pictures of it before I left for our trip to Germany, and I planned to write the post there, but we were so busy every day that I didn’t get around to it.
Plus, I hardly ever take a vacation, and I wanted some days off.
I finally caught up on some sleep, the suitcases are packed away again, and now I’m all fired up to show you how our landscaping is coming along.
Do you remember what our house looked like last fall? Here is a reminder from when I wrote a post about our porch.
The “landscaping” was literally only the weeds that grew.
Blue Cottage Garden Landscaping
I slowly started to add plants to the flower beds and also bought little plastic fences I found at Big Lots. One day I’d love to add a white picket fence around the property.
The porch curtains I made out of shower curtain liners are working out really well and keeping the rain water off our porch.
The last thing I did before we left for Germany was to add the big hydrangeas, which where a steal at $16 at Shop & Stop.
So this is what our landscaping looks like now!
That’s my new car, BTW, after my old Honda CRV died after 18 years. I made a fence out of those left-over pallets a few weeks ago so L’s basketball wouldn’t end up in the pushes all the time.
I’m looking forward to all the flowers and bushes to grow much taller and fuller over time. The little tree I bought Don for his birthday last year that we planted in front of the house already grew a couple of feet.