Monday, June 14, 2010

The Yard: Before & After

Before:



After:


It is easy to see why the neighbors have been stopping by in droves to compliment the new front yard.  It is much more conventional than before.  When we bought the house 20 years ago, we ripped out the grass and planted a rather wild cottage garden.  The weeding was much more work than just mowing a lawn, but we loved the look of it.  People would stop their cars in the middle of the street to look at it.  When we started our renovations 2 years ago, the garden went to seed and weed and we just don't have the time or energy for it anymore.

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

-beautiful photos of a beautiful house with a beautiful family. Still unique-dinner was delicious as were our dining companions.
Love,
P.

TamboinMO said...

I bet the cottage garden was really beautiful when it was in bloom, but it IS a lot to take care of with the weeding and all. This looks very peaceful!

Brenis said...

Wow what a major overhaul you guys did!! That was tons of work! LOL!
It looks gorgeous - and I bet it will be much more stress free for you now. :) Ooh.. and love the little awnings you put on the upstairs windows! Darling!!

Orange Sink said...

Love the changes in your home's front gardens! Looks much easier to maintain. Thinking it leaves a lot more time for hooking! :)) Cathy G

dulcy said...

Lovely new garden! Enjoyed reading your blog.

......Thimblefolk.......Barb McNamara said...

It looks great and I do see Cairo looking out the screen door....how does he like it?
Barb

Lana of Honeysuckle Lane said...

wow ~ what a difference! maybe you and pete could come visit us in TN and help with our yard? lol!
Your home is beautiful Sarah. :)

Suzanne said...

Wow!, what a transformation. It looks wonderful!

Al Perreault said...

Your front yard makes for a lovely sight, so it's no wonder people would stop by to take a good look. It’s a perfect example of an immaculate and homey front yard with everything so well-maintained and organized. You’re doing a great job in maintaining your lovely home!

Al Perreault @ Green Collar