Wednesday, April 05, 2006

Back at the "new" old house

Yesterday I was over at the "new" house and took more pictures of the yard. This is a larger view of the orchid tree (Bauhinia). Next, is a shot of a rather large patch of aloe gone wild. I would venture to guess that this "patch" is about 15' X 15'... At some point we're going to consolidate this unruly patch of aloe. This is why I think a tractor would be a good idea. It's not just the large patch of aloe gone wild, it's all of the other untended plants and weeds as well. On the up side, there is plenty of aloe to comfort a few sunburns...


When I was a child, my grandparents had statice planted through out their garden. The only statice left was this bunch that happened to be thriving next to the aloe...


Finally, this former chicken coop looks like you could push it over with little effort, and we tried... However, my grandfather built it to last... We're planning to spruce it up and use it as a potting shed.


Now it's time to go workout.

6 comments:

Donna said...

Ahhhh....flowers, I can't wait. Right now it is snowing out, yuck! It is April, isn't it? Nothing is accumulating, but still, it's snow.

Donna said...

Hey, we must have posted at the same time. I just saw your post on my blog. You have a great day too!

FV Tom said...

Hi there,

I love seeing the pictures from your "new" old house. I love the character. (and you take great pictures!)

Irene said...

Donna,
What's up with this weather? We were dumped on yesterday... We even had flash flood warnings.

Tom,
Thanks. I plan on posting before and afters of the yard and house. There's soooooooo much work! Thanks.

Angie said...

I have never seen so much aloe in one place before. You definately have your work cut out for you.

Irene said...

Angie,
Neither have I!!! I'm not sure how we're going to tackle the aloe, since it's so thorny and hearty...

~Irene