Friday, April 2, 2010

More New Landscaping Projects

Over the past few glorious days I have worked on 2 more landscape projects.  One near the front porch and the other framing the other side of the driveway opposite the other bed that I built a few weeks ago.  Gardening is good for the mind and body!

This photo was taken last September on the day that we first went to see the house...so...before...


...and after...the new bed by the front porch that will be home to ornamental grasses, hosta, etc.  Used the same design so as to tie it in to the beds on either side of the end of the driveway.

Notice the new bed on the left, off set from that on the far right which can be seen in a previous post.  I like the idea of framing the driveway on either side to create a gate or sorts using landscaping and tall ornamental grasses.  I also like that they are offset of one another and not mirror images.  It creates different views from different angles and is somewhat off, but right.  The bed on the left also takes the place of an area that stayed perpetually wet and muddy.  Much more attractive.  I used the sod that I removed from the project by the front porch to create the nice curve of grass along the back side of this bed.

1 comment:

Carole said...

You did so much...and it's really looks nice! What a drastic change!
I think you have a 'green arm' as opposed to just a green thumb! It was nice that your landlords from the old house let you take the grasses to transplant.....

love...mom