We've been putting a lot of work into our yard this year, and it's finally starting to feel like a place I could call home for a while! Jeff, his dad and his brothers worked hard all day on Memorial Day and built our new wood fence. There's no grass in the back yard yet - that project will have to wait until next spring, but Mason really enjoys helping his daddy mow the weeds!
The flowers are all starting to bloom and the new trees are starting to grow, so I figured it was time for some pictures. The more bushy, short tree is a Ginko Biloba tree. The tall, lanky tree is a Sunset Maple (it will be bright red and flourescent orange in the fall).
Grandma Marquis donated some of her Day Lilies (behind the huge rock), and I also planted 20 Delia bulbs - they'll be HUGE and colorful, so I can't wait for them to bloom! My bff Amber came back in March and planted a bunch of Pansies for me (cuz she rocks like that). We transplanted/combined them and they've really flourished! There are some small bush plants with bright pink flowers on them, but I can't remember what they're called. The bright yellow flowers are Petunias - I LOVE how bright and cheerful they are! The bright blue flowers are called Delphinium (Mistral Blue). The little bush-like plants behind those used to have bright pink flowers on them but they all fell off for some reason - they're called Minuet Weigela. The back bushes are called a burning bush - they will get HUGE and the leaves will turn fire red in the Fall and early Winter.
Next Spring and Summer I'll get to add more flowers and actually do our side beds...probably with rose bushes! I'm excited! For now, enjoy my latest passion!