I never liked the wrought iron scrolls that were on either side of the window, (remember when we de-scrolled the railings?) but needed something that took up a lot of space and helped with the whole "i'm staring at a cinder block wall of ugliness" since the boyfriend refuses to paint it and yet we do nothing about stucco except lament the cost. These herb planters were a clearance find at the end of last summer, take up a lot of visual space, and modernize the wall as only geometrics can.
And i'm excited about my basil. Yeah, i got a lot of basil. I got confused-i couldn't find lettuce, which i wanted for the window box, and i was in a rush. So i got 2 different kinds of basil. Times two. I am leaving the top 2 boxes empty because i can't reach to water them, so they're for decorative purposes only. #shortgirlproblems.
Here's the ol' cape from the font. Nothing is in bloom yet, so right now it's lush and green.
Except this. What is this, and how did it get here? Is it hydrangea? Lilac?
It's pretty, but we'll have to move it to a less crowded spot.
We started work on the patio, since we have tons of free brick and figure we should put them to good use. I don't really want more brick, but i'd rather not have to move the table and chairs to mow the lawn like we've been doing for years. Plus, i can finally get a pretty outdoor rug. The only problem is my neighbor's fence. It's wonky.
Perhaps this helps you understand. For us to make the patio straight, it creates a weird triangle that is not ours, but is not being claimed by then. We have looked at the property lines and have no idea why they made their fence like this. You can see the white stakes, marking the straight line.
You can sorta make out the string line which marks where the patio will go, and you can see how the fence narrows where our trash cans are. This stressed my perfectionist darling out and he had a tough time figuring out how to make the patio look right for us and work somehow with the fence.
It took him 1.5 hours to dig out that grass on his own, but when i "helped" last night we got the rest of that half done in a half hour. Which is interesting, as my "help" was handing him different shovels and loading the lighter pieces of sod into the wheelbarrow, but it clearly made a difference.
Mostly, though, i just took pictures.
What are you all planting this year? Do you do a color scheme? Did you know you were reading the blog of a neurotic person? I think you actually might have known that already.
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