Tuesday, July 19, 2011
We have been working on beautifying the outside of our house this summer. We finished painting the house( started last summer) added shutters ( last summer). This year we added upper window boxes and flowers. We started a vegetable garden in a space that was a forgotten zone on our property( behind the garage). We built raised beds for our garden.(last summer). This summer was the icing on the cake!!!! We added the pea gravel to our secret garden . It was very labour intensive, back breaking work!!!!!! We bought 28 bags of pea gravel which turned out to be about 1400 lbs. Also we are in a heat wave here in Kenosha so we really had to work efficiently. The whole family helped.Our youngest was the water boy making sure we had cups of ice water to drink !!!!! We still need more pea gravel but I can't believe how much better the garden looks!!!!! It looks very French!!!! I will have to buy some lavender to put in garden pots. I LOVE how this turned out. It was so much more enjoyable to water the garden today. I didn't come back in the house all muddy,LOL!!!!! I will post photos later today!!!!