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post #1 of 18
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Susie, since you were sweet enough to ask me about my backyard, I went out and took some pictures this morning. I will need some advice from you and Beth (flisssweetpea) when I re-landscape the whole yard.


This is our front walkway. I think the colors of blossoms are nice. Too bad they can't stay We're going to lay some paver stones where the plant beds are.


This is the bottom part of our backyard. There's some kind of fruit tree at the end but I have no clue what it is. I guess it'll be a surprise!





Here is the view that the kits have from the patio door. You can't see it but there's a birdfeeder on the tree back there. I should just call it a squirrel feeder because there's always some FAT squirrel eating there.


Here's one of the front yard. It looks much better now than it did a few weeks ago. I did away with all of the dandelions. I do the mowing and the weedeating, etc for the yard so I'm kinda proud. I've always lived in apartments where it was done by someone else. (I do cheat with a riding lawnmower, though.)



Well, that's it. Pretty uninteresting, I know. When I can convince my mom to come visit, I am going to do a lot to the yard. I am dying to go out and get some Japanese Maples but we can't afford them right now. Everywhere I've seen them they're over $100. Isn't that a little expensive? Can you get them cheaper somewhere else?
post #2 of 18
Kelly you has a lovely backyard!!!
Those flowers make it a comfortable view!!! thanks for share!

It looks like Backyard of Sam, have you ever see the pic´s of her backyard?
post #3 of 18
It's absolutely beautiful!! And you should be proud,, BTW, I dont think using a riding lawnmower is considered cheating when you have a yard that big!!
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Originally Posted by CoolCat
Kelly you has a lovely backyard!!!
Those flowers make it a comfortable view!!! thanks for share!

It looks like Backyard of Sam, have you ever see the pic´s of her backyard?
Thanks Rigel, I'm so glad you liked them! I haven't seen Sam's backyard. Maybe Sam would post some in this thread for us. I'm sure her backyard is WAY better, she lives in NZ, you know!
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Originally Posted by Sanctie
It's absolutely beautiful!! And you should be proud,, BTW, I dont think using a riding lawnmower is considered cheating when you have a yard that big!!
Mowing with a riding lawnmower is tough! I have to worry about not wrecking while I'm avoiding bees and the heat!!!! I have to admit though, I think the riding lawnmower is kinda fun. I'm easily amused aren't I?
post #6 of 18
wow kelly thats a lovely backgarden so big
post #7 of 18
That's a great place. When can we move in?
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wow kelly thats a lovely backgarden so big
Hey, thanks. We live in the middle of 2 cities and this is one of the rare neighborhoods in town with lots of living space. Everyone on my street has such gorgeous yards. I have to admit mine looks shabby next to everyone else's . Most of the other folks pay someone to come do their lawn for them, though. I'm not exactly a pro.
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Originally Posted by Kellyyfaber
Hey, thanks. We live in the middle of 2 cities and this is one of the rare neighborhoods in town with lots of living space. Everyone on my street has such gorgeous yards. I have to admit mine looks shabby next to everyone else's . Most of the other folks pay someone to come do their lawn for them, though. I'm not exactly a pro.
Hey when it's done it will be beautifull and would'nt you like to do it all yourself?! after all, once it's all done and everyone compliments you on it, you can say YOU did all the work!
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Hey when it's done it will be beautifull and would'nt you like to do it all yourself?! after all, once it's all done and everyone compliments you on it, you can say YOU did all the work!
Good point. I can get it just the way I want it and I will save tons of money by doing it myself. (when I go back to work, though I am TOTALLY going to hire someone to do it ) Not because I'm lazy but because Shy and I won't have the time to do it. I just haven't found a job in this city yet.
post #11 of 18
Oh my gosh im soo jealous!
I wish we could buy a villa here and have a garden id be there evryday!

I get sad because im not able to do all of this lovely gardening like everyone else is. i'm even thinking about getting my own piece of land and use it for the summer but i have no idea how much they cost and since we are going ot move next year there isnt any point
but im very proud of my rose plant its growing
post #12 of 18
Oh Kellye, that is great! Thanks so much for taking the time and posting these. I love your house, your backyard, your front yard, etc. Our house and yard is small, but I do enjoy working in it.

Thanks again!
post #13 of 18
Wow!!! I love your house, you have a huge front yard!!! I agree, a push mower is not cheating with large yards like that. We use a riding lawn mower at my house...well, i USED to, but my parents fired me (haha!) because I suck at weed-eating and so they hired someone to cut it and do everything else as far as maintanence every week. A little sad cause I enjoy being out in the sun and i agree, it's fun driving the mower! haha!!!
post #14 of 18
What a lovely garden - it's beautiful. I love the flowers at the front, they look like azaleas although I couldn't quite tell from the photo. They make a lovely border to the pathway. If you are going to pave over them (although I think they look lovely) they will transplant. So you could put them somewhere else.

Not only do you have a lovely view, but your garden has so much interest because you have the benefit of that lovely rolling landscape. It would be so nice to have different levels to work with like you have, rather than a flat piece of ground with the old tiny slope like we do.

About the ride-on lawnmower - it looks to be an absolute necessity to me. Pushing a lawnmower is ok on a garden like that if you've got a couple of days to spare each time you mow the lawn

The price for Japanese Maples sounds about right to me. We were very lucky and got 8 when a garden centre were eager to sell them off. Well, most of them simply haven't made it through the winters. We lost 2 last winter and 4 this winter. So if you are going to invest in them, read carefully what that particular variety needs as they are susceptible to failure during a cold winter.
post #15 of 18
Wooo hooo The size of that? Let your imagination run wild and do whatever springs to mind. Please keep us updated on your progress.
post #16 of 18
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Originally Posted by kittylover4ever
Oh Kellye, that is great! Thanks so much for taking the time and posting these. I love your house, your backyard, your front yard, etc. Our house and yard is small, but I do enjoy working in it.

Thanks again!
Any time, Susie!!! You always take the time to share pics of your precious trio so I don't mind taking pics for you to see . I loved the pics of your gardening project. I can't wait to get started on something. We could have a TCS/Gardening convention at my house one weekend
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Originally Posted by flisssweetpea
What a lovely garden - it's beautiful. I love the flowers at the front, they look like azaleas although I couldn't quite tell from the photo. They make a lovely border to the pathway. If you are going to pave over them (although I think they look lovely) they will transplant. So you could put them somewhere else.

Not only do you have a lovely view, but your garden has so much interest because you have the benefit of that lovely rolling landscape. It would be so nice to have different levels to work with like you have, rather than a flat piece of ground with the old tiny slope like we do.

About the ride-on lawnmower - it looks to be an absolute necessity to me. Pushing a lawnmower is ok on a garden like that if you've got a couple of days to spare each time you mow the lawn

The price for Japanese Maples sounds about right to me. We were very lucky and got 8 when a garden centre were eager to sell them off. Well, most of them simply haven't made it through the winters. We lost 2 last winter and 4 this winter. So if you are going to invest in them, read carefully what that particular variety needs as they are susceptible to failure during a cold winter.
Well, if the Japanese Maples don't survive it will be all my fault. I just noticed on the way to the pharmacy that everyone on the street seems to have 2 or 3 in their yard. Maybe I'll go with something else. I don't want to look like I'm "trying to fit in" here.
When you and your hubby did your gazebo, was it very hard laying your portuguese tiles around it? I've never done it before but I could buy one of those "How to" books.
post #18 of 18
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Originally Posted by fwan
Oh my gosh im soo jealous!
I wish we could buy a villa here and have a garden id be there evryday!

I get sad because im not able to do all of this lovely gardening like everyone else is. i'm even thinking about getting my own piece of land and use it for the summer but i have no idea how much they cost and since we are going ot move next year there isnt any point
but im very proud of my rose plant its growing
Fwanny you can always come help me with my yard! The only thing I've ever been able to grow on my own is grass
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