Friday, April 21, 2006

Grab a shovel!

Today was a non-workout day, so I spent a few hours with my son at the "new" old house.

Here is what I'm up against...


The weeds and stray grasses were a lot more unruly. This is mid segment of the yard. The house is to the far right. My son is pulling weeds from a walk way. What the picture shows is two large gardening segments of the yard. I highly doubt we'll used those two large areas for vegetable gardening, as half of one of those segments would be plently big.

On a smaller scale, I am making progress...



In the weeds and tall grasses, I did uncover an unruly and neglected rose bush. I believe this is a rose bush my grandma had planted well over 25 years ago. After some water and a little fertilizer it exploded...




My hope is, with in a year and a lot of hard work, we'll have the house back to as it once was when my grandparents were alive. It was a beautiful property and it WILL be once again.

Peace

6 comments:

Donna said...

Pretty pics. I'm not a candidate for laser eye correction because my corneas are too thin. I guess when they do the laser surgery the corneas get even thinner, and I guess my eyes couldn't handle that.

Angie said...

That rose is breathtaking I must say. Awesome picture.

I see you planted some dianthus. They'll spread in no time. I recommend putting some mulch on th em. It'll save you some watering.

What a nice property. I'm jealous ;)

Irene said...

Donna,
Thanks. Thin corneas = not a good candidate for lasik... bummer. The good thing is that there's some pretty cool glasses out there now, and contact lens technology keeps improving. :) I've been through my share of dorky glasses since age 8...

Angie,
It was one sorry little bush when I found it under all the weeds. I was glad to see what kind of rose it was when it began to bloom. It smells wonderful! The good thing about dianthus is that it's one plant I know I won't kill! I've planted them at just about every place we've lived. I plan on mulching once I finish planting those. I need a couple more 6 packs. Then the veggie garden project begins...

shpprgrl said...

I don't really enjoy working in the yard, but when I do, I loved the end results! Today I found a petunia that had popped up from nowhere. I was really excited.

I love the rose bush. You have a really neat story behind that.

Thanks for visiting me....I'll be checking back!

FV Tom said...

Hi Irene, love the pics! Thanks. How did you get that last one of the rose? I mean, there's nothing else around it. Just gorgeous!

Good to hear about Michael.

Irene said...

Shpprgrl,
I spent a lot of summer vacations at my grandparent's house when they took great care to garden. I guess that's where I "cultivated" my appreciation for gardening. Thanks for visiting!

Tom,
The outside lighting was just right, it was a rose towards the bottom of the bush, and I used the marcro setting on my camera. :) Thanks. Michael is feeling much better!

~Irene