Thursday, July 18, 2013

A tour: our yard transformation

When we moved last November 2012, the yard was beautifully situated on the Braden River but very bare as far as plants. There was also a lot of grass, which makes a wonderful home for those pesky little no-see-ums (ouch!) and Steven did not want to mow it. He was already busy enough with his boats and handmade paddles.

So, we called in Ann Hall, my friend from Nia class and Florida friendly garden designer. We asked her to help us come up with a plan and to help us to get it all done. She has done a wonderful job and we are so enjoying our new space, settling in and feeling at home. I invite you to take a look at what we have done, working together with Ann, Grant Blackwell, Len Besterman and Billy Jenkins.

Many thanks to all of those involved for our wonderful end result! Direct link if you cannot see the video:

p.s. you'll find more of my animoto videos right here on their own page.

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  1. Wow, I'm impressed. Waht a beautiful garden. I bet you enjoy sitting outside and watching it all come to life. And, so many lovely photos to document the before and after. Good for you all. Hugs.

  2. What a transformation!! It was great to see how your dreams developed into reality - and it looks beautiful now.


  3. A-Maz-ing!!!!Really love your out-door living space!!!!

  4. Oh my Lenna - so much to take in! Such a diversity of lovely plants and I love how the grapevines are doing! And look at those oranges! I also love the caterpillars and the one red cardinal. You are really going to enjoy your new home now... just think how far you have come in a year :)

  5. Just heavenly, Lenna! So happy you have your own mini paradise to enjoy. Sending big hugs your way!

  6. Awesome transformation! Thanks for sharing.

  7. Hi Lenna,

    Wow!! What a wonderful transformation you had done
    with your new home!!
    I love the "Pergola", and
    how fast the grape vines have grown as well.
    We are moving to Savannah, GA. the end of July. I will keep some of your ideas for our new place. I love the raised beds you had made under your screened in porch. We have something similar too. I think I will incorporate some raised beds below our screen porch too!!

    Thank you for this great little movie!! A great job was done by all!!

    Hugs and Smiles,

    Susan Rix.



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