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Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Emerald Greens and Junifer

Our new home has a long driveway to our detached  garage.  One of the many things my husband  love about this house is that, he has now a two car garage compared to the former house we lived in.   For me, I love that it is spaceous and there's plenty of space to garden.   I always wanted a driveway with pine trees so this  house gave me an opportunity to do that.  
We bought some emerald greens and junifer and that's the project we worked on last weekend.
Even though there is a privacy fence along the property, it's not enough to shield  our house from the business area so I am hoping that when these pines grow tall that the noise will be less especially that a big pharmacy is building right next to our property.  I am bummed out about it because I love those bamboos, it reminds me of my first home in Asia.  With the new  business, they will have to tear down all the bamboo and I feel bad for the birds because they love living there.  The singing of the birds relaxes me when I am gardening but it will soon be gone.  If you  play the video below, you can hear  the birds.
I love doing projects like this with my  family.  I remember when we first moved in to our first home, our daughter was just a year old then.  We bought a cherry tree and planted it with her "help".  It made me sad when we left  that house because we've made so much memories there.  My husband  told me that we will start making memories  again on this home so that's what we are doing.
Our driveway looks a lot better now that we have plants on the side of it.

I also decided to do the corner  to give it a little curve appeal.  I still have to add more mulch to it  but I will wait for the  next sale so I can  buy them cheaper.
We bought us a hedge trimmer  because  the clipper that we have is so old and dull now  that I find it hard to cut the bigger part of the bushes.  My little helpers were so eager to help although I was scared that they might get hurt but they did okay.  
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Our neighbor told us that the former owner drove by one day and talked to him. He complimented us for fixing his old place.  It makes me happy that he like what we have done so far to his former home.

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Stacie said...

That is going to be so lovely when it all comes in. Great job!

Jennifer Van Huss said...

What a great job. I don't mind getting my hands dirty but I have no green thumb at all

Christy Garrett said...

You have done an amazing job on the yard. I think I have some junifer's in my hard and I dislike them. They are similar to a Christmas tree and stink.

Nikki said...

Wow, great job to all of you! I will try this in our home, I hope my son will participate.

Stephanie Pass said...

It looks great! I love what you're doing along the driveway. And, what a sweet story about the old owner.

Ann B said...

This looks so nice. I would love to transform my front yard. I will have to plan a weekend project of my own.

Chrystal Mahan said...

I love the idea of getting an old home and fixing it up. I've done house flipping before and its such a great thing. I used to live on a super busy street so I can relate to the need to soften some of the noise.

krystal said...

What a beautiful transformation. I love how your whole family pitched in to help. Great memories for all.

diana ajih said...

What an awesome project and it turned out amazing! I've been wanting to do a weekend project for my front yard for the longest time. I just got to find the time to do it. :-)

Tracy Iglesias said...

As a renter in the city I don't have any gardening space! I like this idea! Don't forget a shot of the trees over time when they are fully grown.

Tracy @ Ascending Butterfly

Elizabeth O. said...

That's such a lovely home! I really like what you did to the garden! I can't wait to see the trees.

Leah TravelQuest said...

Congratulations on your new house sis glad to know your family is enjoying it there. I need those electric trimmer too for our from bushes :)

papaleng said...

I know that after the project is done it will be agreat one. Why? kasi "The family that works together will accomplish great things"

Maria Teresa Figuerres said...

You now have all the space you need for your garden and more! It's nice to see everyone doing his share to make your new home lovelier and cozier.

nova hedges said...

That looks nice the arrangement of the pine trees along the driveway makes it even better to see especially during winter time.

Miss HappyFeet said...

What a great story, and your family members are up to that as well! so lovely!

Anne said...

Congratulations to the new house Rose. I am sure you and your family enjoyed so much of it. How I wish I have enough to plant and to make garden just like you do. But I am always too busy, sigh

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