A Day in the Front Yard (and Our Neighbor’s Backyard)…

Contrary to what the weather-forecaster said, it didn’t rain and was actually a very nice day. I took advantage of sun and did some yard work in the front yard.

Our House(s)

Our house is the white one on the right and that’s our front yard. The tan house on the left is the one I’m planning to buy.

I wanted to see how backyard looks after the rains, so I took Kelly (our dog) and my camera and went to our neighbor’s house to check it out. I took more photos and I’ll post those later.

It was filled with weeds and parts of the yard had standing water. Once I buy the house, I think the first thing I have to do is build a drainage canal or something like that. The yard was not as big as I thought it was, but it’s still a good size. Seeing it in person is totally a different experience than seeing photos of it.

I also took advantage of the nice weather and set up a little work area on the grass to plant the Coleus that I ordered. I’m using 18 oz. SoloGrips drinking cups as pots.

Coleus Workarea

It think this might be the first time they got be out under the sun. Until we get warmer weather, I’ll bring them out during the day and back in during the evenings.

  • Exciting plans.

    • Yes, but I don’t know when he will sell. He told me he was ready on November, but then he retracted :(

      Talk about exciting plans, I just saw your garden projects on your journal. Very nice!

  • AWWww.. fun! I wish I could drive over and help you plant and stuff. :)

    • Hmm? Where are your located?

      • Illinois… Paris, to be exact. Unless you have a jet, I doubt I could get there very soon at all. :(

  • wow..the plantings around the house look great. When do you think you can get that house?

    • I really don’t know. The owner lives elsewhere and hardly comes over. He told me to tell him when I would be ready to buy in November, but then he later said he’s going to wait. DAMN IT!!!… hehe… I just hope this year, so I can start fixing that dreadful backyard (photos to come, stay tuned)…