Yard Work "Before & After"

I love Before & After Photos, it makes all the backaches, scratches and soreness worthwhile. Okay, so my parents helped out here tremendously with cutting things down; but I did too :-)

This is what my side yard looked like back in July of 2007 (during closing time). You can't really see much here; but GREEN. My house is on the left with a sun porch towards the rear. The white thing you can barely make out along the back is my garage.

And now for the big reveal...cue music please !!!

Yep, it's the same yard, can you believe it?? Come on, you know you want to scroll back up to the Before photo and then down to the After photo. I've done it several times myself-it's okay.

Eventually, there will be a while picket fence in the front, with some lovely flower beds and maybe a bistro set.

What I have already started is the first of many plantings. I found this "thing" at Lowe's. It's called a Contorted Filbert and when you look at the photo you'll see why.

Yes, it's supposed to look sad like that. It's this amazing bush/tree thing that grows all crooked. Now you might be wondering why I would buy such an ugly plant. Those that know me well understand perfectly.

I do want you to take a good hard look at that free form rock wall, my Dad built it with some of the rock that was lying around the yard. Sometime soon, I need to mulch this; but for now here it sits.

I'm including a closeup of the awesome branches here.

It can grow anywhere from 8 to 10 feet wide/high and it's "flowers" are these long yellow dangley things. I'm anxious to see them.