Saturday, March 21, 2009

The Spring Break of Home Improvements!

Well my spring break is almost gone and I can't help think about what we were doing this time last year...looking for a house to buy. It was such a fun time and we found a house we loved that had lots of 'potential'. We put an offer in on that very house and it was accepted! Here is our home that we found this time last year:
This spring break somehow ended up being devoted to home improvements. I spent the majority of my time painting and planting new plants in the front yard. I accomplished a lot (thanks to the help of my hubs, mom, and dad)! I will post before and afters of the rooms I painted soon but until then check out what we did with the front flowerbed!
Above: This is halfway through the project. Notice we ripped out the hideous evergreen bush in front of the big window and planted one of my favorite plants...azaleas.
Above: The finished product, well for now! We topped it off with black mulch which I love. It really makes the colors of the plants more vibrant! I can't wait to plant my annuals (the summer flowers) but I have to wait until that final freeze has come and gone!
Above: The Japanese Maple surrounded by hostas, and dwarf mondo grass
Above: Loropetalum Chinensus: I love the color of the leaves...and in the fall they turn a beautiful red color!
Above: Gold mound spirea
Above: One of our beautiful azaleas starting to bloom.

1 comment:

Meagan said...

Your house looks great! I really like the Japanese Maple.
I love gardening and wish I had a house to plant things around! Sometimes I drive by the men gardeners on my way to work and wish I could switch jobs with them :)

Hope you have a good week back at school!