Tuesday May 31, 2011

a year ago, remember this?

and this?

well, today, it’s looking like this…

and this..

and this..

and this..

and, this..

and, if i may say so myself…it looks sooooo much better!!

and, one more thing….


is GRACING my backyard now!!
more to come!


17 thoughts on “Tuesday May 31, 2011

  1. This is the third time I am trying to leave you a comment. Everytime I hit submit, I end up on xanga’s home page???|Isn’t it amazing how much landscaping can grow and flourish in just one year? I remember when you posted your new plants last spring/summer.Everything looks ver nice.  What a Great front porch you have!I have ferns on my front porch too. They are so green and lush and…..summer.Can’t wait for the “more to come” on that fountain.What  a fun picture with the water cascading down.Happy Tuesday to you. =)

  2. I KNEW it! That is the house I picked out to be yours I’ve never double checked your address to see where you are in B-town, but I’ve driven through several times and wondered where you live and checked out each house, and I just kept coming back to this one All the sweet little “Rachel Touches” I think  I really like what you did with that little space in the front. So inviting. 

  3. Oh, so pretty!  Those plants really DID grow a lot in one year!  It’s so much fun to go back a year to compare and it always gives me sooo much courage when I feel like we’re just spinning our tires around here!  I love that water fountain!!!!!  There is something so restful in hearing water fall.

  4. I was just thinking about your place the other day when I was looking at my plants outside, remembering that you did a post on planting that front section right around the same time that we did ours. And how fun to see it now! What a transformation has taken place in ONE year!! So amazing! I love all the bright fun colors, those tall flowers (are they foxgloves??), that tree by the bench! The tree has grown incredibly in one year! I kept going back and forth from the first planting to now, and it hardly looks like the same spot! It looks so English-garden-style and inviting!! Your house looks SO loved and welcoming! And your fountain!!!! DREAMY!!

  5. Alright.  I tried three times yesterday to leave a comment on this post… here goes again πŸ™‚  What a great transformation Rachel!  You’ve got a real eye for landscape design.  What a beautiful and inviting place… and the calico banner hanging from you porch looks so perfect!  I can’t wait to see the rest of the yard πŸ™‚

  6. @inanorchard – yep, it worked!! the more i am outside working in my yard/flowebeds the more i remember how very much i Love it. it’s been a lifelong love, and yet, now that i have my ‘own’ place and can do things the way i want, it is much more of a love affair than ever. i cannot get enough of it! @lifeisadance – aw! thanks for the compliment! yes, the foxglove are SO gorgeous! i’m quite please with them..only wish they would last the entire summer!@fruitloops115 – i must!! have you here someday! glad you figured it out! ;O)@Elizabethmarie_1 – thanks for the comment…i have a ‘thing’ for porches. a big thing! and, yes, it is amazing how much a place can change in a year!

  7. Fantastic!! LOVE the special touch of the banner!I wish I could work side-by-side in the dirt with you!Hurry with the fountain-more-to-come….cannot wait to see!

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