In our household we are exceptionally good at removing things. Not so good at putting things back together. To be perfectly honest, I think I had the roses pulled out about nine months ago. Don't judge.
This is a super dangerous strategy as I am on our housing tract's HOA Board of Directors and know, for a fact, they cite people with dirt patches in the front yard.
I also had an entire strip of jungle removed during my fit of deforestation.
But honestly. What. To. Do. Next.
Husband was pissed. I had executed Sherman's March to the Sea without a plan or a budget. So the project completely stalled.
He forbade me to touch the fountain courtyard until we had agreed on next steps. Our house is really typical mid-century modern and there are at least three separate courtyards. Kid you not.
And then we bought a puppy in October. They tell you puppies are just like babies, but did I listen? What could possibly be worse than a baby? Ha ha ha.
Next came Christmas. And you know what that is like. There is the Christmas card...
And I had to decorate my pole at the office.
Luckily just when things look most dismal, and you are sure you will never, ever finish your home project, God intervenes on your behalf. In this case, it was my next door office neighbor, who told me his brother was slowing down in January. His brother, Dan the Landscaper, created this amazing strip of yard in the VERY back of the house when we remodeled our bathrooms and added the Plus One.
GAWD we suck at garden maintenance. So I put a call into Dan. Would he have time to make the rest of the yard look like the very, very back of the yard?
Turns out he did. 2014 is shaping up very nicely.
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