I found the "Before" photos of the backyard, but for some reason I only have pictures of the patio. (These photos were taken by some Realtor long before I bought my cottage, and you can tell by the lack of rose bushes that it must have been winter time.) Hmm, not much help for showing all the work I've done.Oh well. Here they are anyway. (I have removed the dead tree trunk in the middle of the yard that held one end of a hammock)
Please excuse the hose all over the place and the left hand shutter not being hung. I was in the middle of all this when I realized how late it was, and I had to hop in the shower for work, so I just snapped these quick shots to share with you.I am still needing to remove the iron grill from the one back window also...
Last night I got the coffee table and side table painted my favorite color- Robins egg blue. It matches the quilt accents very nicely.Now, all that's left to paint is the hutch.
I am enjoying tending my garden more than I can tell you. I am out there each morning before I go to work, and each evening as well, watering and fertilizing and such. Instant gratification I tell you.
I have flowers in pots, around the patio, and around the yard. It is so gratifying!
Next summer I will tackle the front yard, which is smaller but needs some cottage touches as well. Oh, I can hardly wait!