This past Saturday, as hot as it was, my husband and I did quite a bit of yard work. Most of the time we spend doing our yard work, it is focused on the backyard as we've really gotten it looking good now and enjoy sitting together back there.
We have been gradually adding plants and bushes to the side of the house where the driveway is. It is amazing what a few plants can do for a new look!
We have not totally neglected the front yard by any means. When we bought our home there were four huge bushes in front of the porch. Jake would have to trim them a couple of times a year. I hated them. When I wanted to sit on the stairs, my view of the street was completely blocked. So my husband, being head over heals in love with me, agreed to rip them out!
It was a lot of work. And I did fall more in love with him after that chore!
Last summer I painted the porch, to match the shutters, that my head over heals in love with me husband put on the house at my insistence!
Half of our front yard is shaded. So little by little we have been adding Hostas. We both love them and have a few different types planted but we intend on planting many more.
We have added a Willow bush and a forsythia bush. I have two beautiful large Mexican clay pots filled with lush plants and flowers on either side of the porch.
There are also four mobiles and two hanging planters filled with purple and white petunias. I put a statue of an angel that belonged to my mother, on the porch and also a metal trellis that reads "Welcome" that also belonged to my mom, as a backdrop to the Hosta's.
So this past Saturday, my husband mowed and trimmed while I meticulously weeded all around the Hosta's and bushes. After which, that evening, my husband who is head over heals in love with me, drug the industrial strength hose out to the front yard and watered all of my plants for me.
It was hot, so we watered each other as well, all the while singing "Give Peace a Chance" ! It was fun!
As it turned out, I am so glad that we did all of that work in the front yard. You see it really paid off.
Vehicles have been slowing down all day to look at my house.
Or maybe it is because of whats in front of my house?
You tell me.......
Yes it is an honest to goodness Hippie bus! It appears that they have friends and or relatives that live across the street.
So you see, yard work does pay off.
You should be prepared.
You just never know when an honest to goodness Hippie bus may park in front of your house!
Today's post was my 300th. I shall celebrate, as I am an old Hippie at heart!
LOVE DI ♥