Monday, June 13, 2005

The front garden is done...I can have my life back


First thing I did Sunday morning was to take these pictures of the new "front" garden. It actually comprises the north side of the house, the south side and the front view.

It was a difficult job due to the extreme temperature and humidity, but it is done. You noticed that I did not lay sod in the culverts. Well, grass does not do well in culverts because of the salt the city puts in the roads during the winter. So I'm going to seed it with white clover. It is better for the environment, I do not have to mow it, and it is a resilient plant. Hopefully it will do well with a steady diet of salt.

11 comments:

Clare Eats said...

Wow what a huge improvement! you must be so excited about having a lovely new front lawn. I hope the white clover grows well.

Ana said...

Thanks Clare. Yes I admit I'm quite proud of the job and the way it looks. Now I can go back to cooking for a little while before start the work on the backyard.

Mijo said...

Good job.

Rainey said...

I've missed the running narrative on how you did your garden but I've, at least, figured out that I can get to your blog simply by clicking on your name!

I look forward to exploring it and hearing how things transpire.

Meanwhile, I see that you're also on Blogger. Can you tell me how you truncate your entries to just a couple paragraphs on the front page? I've wanted to do that but couldn't find out how it's done. Thanks in advance!

Andrea said...

I have missed few of your posts. That pie looks gorgeous and the garden too.

portuguesa nova said...

I'm with Dreska...and I'm too disturbed by my uncontrollable salivating to fully express how much admiration I have for people who can actually do yard work.

Liz said...

Your yard looks great Ana! I'm jealous.

Ana said...

Thank you guys. I'm very happy with the way it looks too.

Raney, I left a post in your blog with the answer to your question, because I do not have your email.

Elvira said...

Está bonito: sóbrio e fresco.

Mudei-me para aqui: http://tascadaelvira.blogspot.com/

Lex Culinaria said...

Consider yourself tagged, Ana! I'd love to hear what you have to say!

Lex Culinaria said...

Oops. Forgot the link!

http://gorgeoustown.typepad.com/lex_culinaria/2005/06/cookbooks_memeo.html