Wow, it has been a while since anyone has put anything on the blog. And a real long time since I have. We cut down two trees about a month ago, one ourselves and one professionals. The one professionals cut down was split all the way through for most of the trunk. It could easily have fallen on the house or the road (and anyone in it.) Ivan alread dug out one stump so the yard would be ready for sod.
A couple weeks ago we laid sod in our back yard, it had been dirt for about a month prior. Ivan didn't like the uneveness of the yard, so he insisted on grading it flat! That is Ivan for ya! It was great to have Dave there to help with the smaller details of how to put it down.
We also have a garden of Bleeding Hearts (my favorite flower). I got a pink, white and another pink one of a slightly different variety. I hope to get a couple more, then the whole east side of the house will be lined with Bleeding Hearts! Next to the garage we have a bed with the arbor that Ivan built for the wedding. There are blue Morning Glories climbing up it, with purple Double Petunias under it and a red Peony on each end! Ivan wanted the Peonies, they remind him of his childhood! Then we have a smaller corner garden with Moss Roses, red and white Impatiens and a purple Verbena. And finally across the back we have a half finished bed with a Candycorn Vine and a Potato Vine.
After we laid the sod, we were going to wait a while to put in a patio, we waited one day! The sod looked so nice we just wanted to finish it off! So now the patio table is actally on the patio and it all looks great.
I left my jump drive of pictures at home, so I will try to bring it tomorrow and if I have time, post some pictures of the yard.
We are basically done with the yard, at least for this year, so now we are heading back inside to try and finish that. Insulation and sheetrock are next!