We have been staying busy but nothing overly exciting! We have enjoyed our backyard so much this spring. Since this was our first spring we weren’t sure what to expect. It appears the owner before the ones we purchased from really enjoyed plants and we have enjoyed watching the spring show of color. We discovered a daffodil garden on one side of the yard with a fern garden sitting right in the middle. We counted 10 to15 large mature azaleas scattered around the entire area. Among the azaleas are forsythias, snowball bushes, oak leaf hydrangeas and regular hydrangeas. There are three huge mature hardwood trees that offer wonderful shade and three tall
Japanese Cedars along with several dogwood trees and a few crepe myrtles. There is a separation between the small grass area right off the patio and the natural area which is the remaining yard.
All that sounds great but the part I didn’t mention was the previous owners were older and for about 11 years didn’t touch the area. Needless to say we have been uncovering many hidden treasures.
One such treasure was a concrete slab at the back of the property with a brick laid area right beside it. We couldn’t figure out what this originally might have been until we asked a long time neighbor… it was.a greenhouse. Today it is a sitting area! We also noticed a natural path that went from the patio/grass area through the azaleas right up to it. The only thing we needed to do was clear it out and tweak it a bit. Now we have a nice place to sit and observe nature and enjoy!!
Ivy is the new Kudzu….yep we have ivy growing everywhere and it is so invasive!! So we continue to work on the containing of the ivy and removing the ivy from areas we wish it to NOT be. Keeps Mike plenty busy!!
Good news…..Mike’s sugar is staying in the normal range!! We are so hoping this means this issue is under control. Now we continue to tackle the PSA and kidney stones. We appreciate your continued support and prayers.
Our friends are beginning to start their summer travels so we wish you all safe travels and many wonderful memories. We’ll be following along with you until we are able to return to the journey!! Stay safe!!