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Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Outdoor Wednesday-Still working in the yard,..We're progressing!

This is my very first "Outdoor Wednesday".
Since this started out to be an update on my yard progress, I thought it would fit right in with "Outdoor Wednesday" which is hosted by Susan @ The Southern Daydreamer. Be sure to pay her a visit and see who else is sharing the great outdoors.

Yard work is hard work! Pfew!
As you can see the trees are doing very well and adding the geraniums/flowers at the base really seem to dress the trees up. A few reasons why I chose geraniums...1. They are hardy 2. They bush up and the blooms are colorful and 3. Most importantly...I don't kill them :0)

(click on any picture to enlarge)

From left to right,
trees 1,2,3,4
There's a tree wayyy in the corner
behind the swing set.
Tree #5 located in the northwest
corner of our yard.
I'm still thinking about
what I want to put
in the very corner...

Don't they look so pretty
standing so straight
and tall?

I want in on the action!
Take my picture too!
Right here next to this Gardenia...

Remember how we had the yard leveled out? Well we had them use our existing
grass. They had to cut it out and pick it up. After they leveled out the ground, they
patched in the grass. This was done last week. Can you see how much
new growth we're getting now? It's really coming along! Yahoo!

Woof! Woof!
Let's run, play
fetch our toys!

Cookie-I got my ball!!!
Daisy- I got my squeaky barbell!

Now it's time to move into the patio...


Faye said...

Rechelle,Everything looks so good.I know you are so proud.Have a great evening! Blessings, Faye

The Raggedy Girl said...


It looks wonderful and those trees will grow so fast. Yards like children, they take a little time and a lot of energy!

The Raggedy Girl

Blondie's Journal said...

Hi Rechelle,

Thanks for stopping!! Aren't those girls just the picture of health & beauty! Sigh...

Your yard is really looking up! I never heard of re~using the sod! Great idea, since sod is so expensive. Are those Palm trees? Duh! I try to remember where everyone is living!! ;-)

I can't wait til you get to the fun part~no, not lying back relaxing in your beautiful yard! Planting the flowers!


Anonymous said...

I love your yard and those pups are adorable!

Sandra said...

Very pretty! What kind of trees are they?

Kim's Treasures said...

Looking wonderful!!!

Designs on 47th Street said...

I just found you while blog jumping! :) Yes, it looks like you are working hard on the yard and it is looking great. I was going to plant more flowers today and it rained. Maybe tomorrow?

Came over to say I like to iron. I detest cleaning up the kitchen. In fact, I need to go do that right now!


Anonymous said...

Your yard looks beautiful. We have to get out and start working in our yard soon. I love the pictures of your little helpers :>)

BECKY said...

It's coming along great, Rechelle!! We are in the middle of several projects, and just have to keep at it, too!!

Love your prrrruppies!! You have a wonderful back area for them to run and play!!

Keep up the good work!! The flowers around the base of the trees look really pretty!!


Anne Fannie said...

Hi Rechelle
I love all the trees you planted and it looks like the "kids" love running and playing on the grass!
To answer your question, yes all those pictures are flowers from my yard.

Marie said...

Your backyard is huge...and you have one lucky pup! Welcome to OW!

the wild raspberry said...

welcome to outdoor is always so much fun!
love your pups...

btw~~it doesn't get any easier than iris!

Kathy said...

lol, your so right, yard work IS hard work, but so rewarding, you have done an amazing job, it's going to be a wonderful outdoor retreat, your gorgeous pups know it already, happy OW, Kathy.

Darlene said...

Your back yard is looking FABULOUS!!!! The pups look so cute playing back there!

Also, happy belated Birthday!!!! Hope you had a great one!♥

Susan @ A Southern Daydreamer said...

Welcome to Outdoor Wednesday Rechelle! You have a wonderful backyard! Thanks for sharing your photos.~ Susan

Anonymous said...

Looks like you have a nice big back yard. I don't see any reason why Bouganvilla wouldn't thrive there. I've seen some there in So Cal and I'm amazed it isn't used more than it is because it always looks beautiful. It just needs a location that gets lots of sun.
Happy Outdoor Wednesday.

Anonymous said...

By the size of your yard you have a lot to work with. Yard work is hard work but it has such good rewards! Keep us posted.

Kathy b

Melissa Miller said...

Very pretty yard Rechelle! I like how you had it all leveled out. That looks great and the trees are all gorgeous. Nice idea to plant the Geraniums at the base.
Your Daisy doggie is just too cute!

Thanks for your kindness today on my new drapes.
I always enjoy your visits.
~Melissa :)

Melissa Miller said...

It's two doggies! :)
Cookie is darling too!

Brenda Pruitt said...

I so wish I had that fence considering the bank construction going on across the street. I may just have myself one built.

Sue said...

Hi Rechelle,
Welcome to Outdoor Wednesday, loved seeing all that you are doing with your yard, and you are right it is a lot of work but rewarding. your little friends know what a great place you have fixed for them to play. Great post. Thank you for sharing and thank you for visiting and for leaving such a sweet comment.

Mo..."Mo's Cottage" said...

Happy belated Birthday!!!!!! daughter Julie had a birthday on the 8th......your yard is looking great...but I am in love with your cute....
Mo ;-)

Carrie said...

The idea of taking up the grass then being able to re-use it sounds great.

Mary Bergfeld said...

You have a lovely yard and you're making lots of progress. Before you know it, it will be exactly as you want it to be.

Heidi Pocketbook said...

Your yard is so nice, Rechelle! I love geraniums but I kill them--so I'll just admire yours from afar☺

Allidink said...

Awww your doggies are so cute! What a nice backyard they have to romp in lol.

All the best,

Barb said...

Hi Rechelle, your backyard is looking great and what a darling little dog.

Thanks for visiting Bella nice to meet you.


Dawn said...

I agree, yard work is hard work! I leave the hard part up to hubby. Luckily for me he is really great about doing what I ask!

take care,

Unknown said...

Cookie and Daisy look like so much fun. Happy Outdoor Wednesday.

Terry said...

Happy Outdoor Wednesday Rechelle
Wow your yard is really taking shape .Cookie and Daisy really seem to be happy about the new look.
This was so much fun.
You must be so excited.
Love all the great photos.
Have a blessed week.

Karen said...

Your yard is looking so nice...and your puppy dogs are adorable!!

Christi @ A Southern Life said...

Very nice. I love your reasons for picking geraniums. The were all great!

Anonymous said...

Evening, Rechelle! Oh, your yard looks so nice and large! I love your little fuzzy faces running all around. Cookie is Chloe Dawn's cousin! :)
Be a sweetie,
shelia :)

jeanne said...

Good for you Rechelle. Yard work is sooooo hard. Your trees look awesome. They will grow faster than you think. I too love geraniums. they never disappoint me. Cookie and Daisy are loving that big yard.


sunnymama said...

It's looking great! That last picture is co cute :)

Joyce said...

Thanks for visiting my blog and commenting on the baseball teams. My SIL is such a big angels fan that his groom cake was Angels. When his son was born he had him dressed in Angels uniform for his birth photo at the hospital. Funny but my SIL was raised in NJ. We flew him out to a game 2 years ago and he went nuts! Now to talk about your lawn. It always amazes me how fast lawns can grow and my hair too but how slow it is to lose a few pounds:) Oh and cookie and Daisy are cute!

Shirley said...

I enjoyed visiting your is looking good...the doggies seem to really enjoy it too...the trees are so nice.

Traci @ The Bakery said...

It makes ME want to run around chasing a toy barefoot!!!

Susie Homemaker said...

Great trees...yard work is hard isn't it? But the payoff is soo big!


Linda said...

Your yard is looking great. I love the trees and your geraniums too. I've always liked geraniums, they are a really nice plant for all the reasons you mentioned...hugs, Linda

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

Rachelle, what a lovely huge yard you have and those doggies of yours look like they are having a party playing out there.