Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Garden update

Last time Chuck was home we spent most of our time working in the garden. We had gotten most of our produce out of what made it. I guess the season is really early because we are so far south (there are times I believe we live in the tropics). We had such a great time watching the garden grow and produce and thrive. And then, as the season became sooooo hot, and the bugs swarmed in, it wasn't such a joy to be out in the garden. It became over grown and full of weeds and ants.

We decided to keep what was still thriving (the peppers) and get rid of the rest and start new. As our biggest goal here was to keep it "pretty and quaint" for perspective buyers. I spent about a week pulling out what was left and when Chuck got home we worked our tails off (in the hot sun mind you ~ nothing that jumping into the pool fully clothed didn't take care of) to get it ready for that last open house.









My idea was to go for a butterfly garden and try and keep our cost down. As for the butterflies, we got to see one come to life (see his chrysalis on the fence). When he came out we watched him dry his wings while we worked that morning. It was just beautiful.









We are so careful not to spend money on a home that we are just getting ready to sell anyway. I was able to move some plants from other parts of the yard and fill the beds with mulch. It looks clean and cared for, yet low maintenance. I also had the idea to sink these logs/stumps into the ground for a climbing area for the kids. Again, just using what we have and reusing as much as we can.









On a totally different note, Big Daddy and Sandy came back again today to see the house again. Looks like it is at the top of their list. They spent a lot of time here (we were out for the day) and they were having fun imagining what their stuff would look like here. Thanks for the prayers. Keep praying he gets that job.

10 comments:

Salzwedel Family said...

The garden really is beautiful. You have obviously put a lot of work into caring for it & making it look nice. I'm continuing to pray that Big Daddy's job comes through.

Susan said...

Hey, fun to chat with you on the phone. Your garden looks so nice...even without produce. All your hard work to make your place so nice WILL pay off sister. Hang in there.
love you.

Christine said...

What beautfiul butterflies!

chewhi said...

simply gorgeous... good for you using what you have! The stumps was a great idea, not just for kids, but would be a great place to put bird baths or shorter statutes. You can just imagine them out there picturing it all. You did a fantastic job.

Ginny said...

Your garden looks great and I am praying for you guys!

Lee & Bev said...

Praying for that contract to come through so Big Daddy can buy the house! Thank you, Lord for this encouragement. Garden looks great!

Julie said...

Praying for you guys and Big Daddy (love that name!) and Sandy!

steffany said...

I love your garden. It's going to be so cool to see what you do with the next place.

Praying for big daddy

K-Sue said...

Hopeful news! All it takes is one buyer...

Randi Sue said...

All we have left in our garden is peppers, too. Your garden looks so neat and tidy now.