May 27, 2011

Waking up the yard...

I haven't played a huge role in our yard's landscaping since we moved to this house.

I'm the official lawn mower, but beyond pushing the mower and dragging a garden hose around the yard, I've been fairly hands-off. My husband (the former Frank's Nursery & Crafts employee) is too talented to let me ruin his creations, but I know he'd like it if I spent more time beside him in the dirt.

With all his efforts focused on the treehouse lately, I offered to weed the beds this past weekend. Let's just say, I have a whole new appreciation for his plant selections and the work that goes into making our yard so beautiful.

Aren't these baby cardinals so sweet?
They are living right outside our sunroom deck.

This weekend is a huge nursery sale in West Olive. My HUSBAND lives for this weekend. It's kinda like my once-a-month summer Allegan antique market fix. He's got a whole new area around the treehouse to landscape and he's hoping to start creating some new walking paths in the woods. The van is going to be packed with plants and trees. Just you wait!!

If you haven't already entered my birthday giveaway, please be sure to do so here. I'll be drawing a name on 5/30 at 7pm (EST).

Have a splendid Memorial weekend!
It's our 19th wedding anniversary on Sunday.
I'll be antiquing in Allegan.
Chris will be hopefully painting a treehouse.

Get ready Mom and Dad.
Next year...the big 20th anniversary... Chris and I want an overnight without the girls! I think they would love an overnight at your house...hee hee.



KJ@letsgoflyakite said...

Your landscaping is beautiful. I love the addition of the Japanese maple as well as that owl. Have a wonderful weekend and a very happy Anniversary! Such a sweet photo.

vivian said...

I need a new husband!!! Your yard is beautiful.
have fun ahd Happy Anniversary again!

Jodee Leader said...

Your landscaping is fabulous!

Happy Anniversary weekend! Start planning that all inclusive, adult only trip to Mexico! I have just the place for you!

Enjoy your holiday weekend. Happy crafting!

Cindy said...

Wow...look at the how beautiful everything has grown. love the hydranges & the japanese maple.
Have a wonderful weekend.

Jodi said...

ohhhh he is sooo talented!!!! beautiful flowers - I soo wish I had an eye for landscaping! happy anniversary!!!!

Number 6 and no more counting! said...

Happy Anniversary on Sunday!

I love that owl hanging out in your beautiful garden!


GardenofDaisies said...

Your garden is beautiful!!! And the two of you looked so cute on your wedding day! Happy Anniversary!

My Vintage Mending said...

Just beautiful. I am just in awe of his plantings. He has just as good an artistic eye as you. What a great compliment. Congratulations on 19. Seems like just yesterday doesn't it. This June is our 16th. Enjoy your long Holiday weekend....smiles....Renee

Lee said...

Just beautiful! I love this time of the year when everything is so green and growing.
Hope you celebrate in a big way this weekend together!
Enjoy the long weekend. Hugs!

La Vie Quotidienne said...

Your garden looks lovely and I can completely understand your husbands addiction to plants and gardening. I hope that you both have a great weekend at your various sales and a happy anniversery to you both.

Heather said...

You two look so cute in your wedding photo! Your husband is quite the talented gardener and treehouse should keep him for at least another 19 years! lol! Happy anniversary!

Life in Rehab said...

Awwwwwwwwwww, Happy Anniversary! Our 21st is the first- great minds and all.

Your landscaping really is gorgeous. Can I borrow Chris sometime?

Vicki said...

Happy Anniversary! Your landscaping is gorgeous. Love the colors and textures.

Kelly@TearingUpHouses said...

Congrats on your anniversary! Ours is on Sunday.


p.s. Your yard is GORGEOUS.

Donna said...

Happy Anniversary, Kim! What a beautiful yard you have, you are lucky to have married such a talented gardener!! Gotta miss Frank's Nursery and Crafts:) Those baby birds are just darling!!

birdie blue said...

your garden is beautiful, kim. love the wide variety of plants, shrubs, and trees.

happiest of anniversary wishes to you (and your cute husband). our sixteenth was yesterday. it rained on our wedding day, and my aunt told me 'the more it rains, the better your luck'. i think she was right.


barbara said...

You're quite the cute couple - and with a beautiful landscape (and treehouse, and girls!) Happy anniversary!

Anita said...

First Happy Anniversary you two! ;)

And your gardens are beautiful!! That's one of the things I loved about living up north most of my life. Now, I'm happy if I get green grass for a few weeks! LOL! Makes me "green" with envy!! HA!