Wednesday, June 22, 2011

“The Last Frontier”

Since we moved here three years ago, we’ve been working hard on the landscaping. We’ve got so many different kinds of flower beds, in the front, back, side, and everywhere in between, it is plenty of work keeping up with the weeding, mulching, and planting.  But, there is one space that had been utterly neglected (other than the deck area, which we recently remedied).  It’s this little strip of no-man’s land on the edge of our driveway:


Other than cutting down an evil gum tree, and blowing leaves into the space each fall, we’ve pretty much ignored this area.  Mama and I joked about how it was “the last frontier” of our yard, as yet wild, and unlandscaped.  But during our great Spring spruce-up in preparation for our Annual Memorial Day party, Mama decided it wouldn’t do to leave the last frontier un-spruced.  So, she dug up a truckload of hostas and liriope (from her own yard!) and brought them down.  While Papa and I did this, she set to work transforming the once-neglected space into this:

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And now I have this lovely view from my bedroom window:


It’s amazing the difference a few plants and some pine needles can make. 

Now we’ll have to find a new “last frontier” to focus our future energies on.  I’m thinking it will be this: 


This is what grows behind the woods at the back line of our property.  We have hopes to someday clear it out and plant a garden in the space, which I lovingly refer to as “the bottom” since its at the bottom of the hill next to the creek.  Don’t worry bottom, we’ll get to you, all in good time…even the wildest frontier will eventually be tamed.  :)