Wednesday, April 16

What to do, What to do...

Two weeks ago, I happily embarked upon my willow garden border, but the project was stalled by a week of rain last week and spring cleaning this week. Here are two pictures of my progress:



On Monday morning, we awoke to a landscaping crew descending upon our neighbors lawn. When they finished yesterday, their yard looked like this:



Now I have a problem. We are already known for our ghetto-fabulous lawn because we don't water or use weed killer on it in the summer and because our landlords do not want to put any more money into the yard. I sadly said to Fr. John that my willow fence looked pathetic in comparison to the pro-landscaping job our neighbors now have and he just roared with laughter!

Do I continue to build my willow fence or do I buy a little store bought fencing from the garden center so that our yard conforms a little more to the development's standards?

10 comments:

Mrs. Mordecai said...

I wish our sub. had more character. Keep it up!

Susan said...

I'm no fan of development rules. In my opinion they should be glad that renters are doing any landscaping at all--and yours looks beautiful to boot! Keep up the good work.

Jo said...

I say keep your willow fence. I think it's beautiful.

OklahomaSweetPea06 said...

Why conform to cookie cutter calamity, stick with that beautiful fence you are making yourself, I was actually going to ask how you did that? I would like to learn. Besides I am sure your originality vs Desperate Housewife curb appeal is much more enjoyable than you think by the people that may just be driving by!

thehomespunheart said...

I agree - I would stick with your project and not go out and buy something. Money cannot buy the joy of adding to your home's beauty and charm by homemade things.

D'Rae said...

I think it is very cute! I vote to stick with it as well.

Miss G said...

stick with it! be bold! be brave! be beautiful!! :) Kelly

Mimi said...

As long as you aren't violating the CC&Rs, I'd say go for the willows.

Courtney said...

Keep it. I think that often the store bought fencing (especially faux wood plastic) can look TERRIBLE and so cheap. I think your willow border looks charming! That said, I'd love some professional landscaping too. I spent all morning out there and I barely scratched the surface!

I can just imagine your tone as you lamented your ghetto fab lawn to Fr. John and his response. Hehe.

shutter_duck said...

I like the willow fence!

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