Well, I'm not out of Eyesore Territory yet, but I'm getting there. The area alongside the driveway is definitely coming along. Here's a "before" picture from last month:
As you can see, we had a woodpile with an unsightly blue tarp covering it ... or sort of covering it. Here's another view, just so you can get the full impression of its ugliness:
(You would think the beautiful mountains in the background would outweigh the ugliness of the junky-looking woodpile. You would think.)
I gave away all the wood to Johnny the Carpet Guy, and that left me with a big, empty space. So yesterday I dug out the remnants of the evil vine that was living there, and laid out some compost. You can see it in the photo from yesterday's post.
Today, I planted stuff. It was really kind of a pain because, beneath that pretty soil is all the gravel that's supposed to be covering my driveway. Why is it all over there? No idea. I guess the area was originally supposed to be driveway, but nobody ever parked that close to the fence, so the stones are still there.
Were still there. My aching back can attest to that. But, without further ado, here are some pictures of the new garden:
The area to the left of the garden is still an eyesore. I know what I'd like to do with it, but it would cost me about $50, and I have given the local garden stores, along with Lowe's, enough money for the year.
Anyway, I mulched everything because my friend Lite Shoe said the sun can burn soil if it's not protected by mulch. I also re-mulched the garden that Mrs. Gwen and I worked on:
As you can see, I bought far too many petunias at the garden store yesterday, so I planted a few of them in this garden. And put some in the pots we had out there.
Now I need to find myself a truck so I can haul a bunch of stuff to the dump tomorrow.