After my sisters came for a visit, Dean and I decided to rework our yard.
I was embarrassed because we ALWAYS have a pretty yard but had just let it go this last year. The grass here is so tough, it just takes over everything, including the beds. Plus, everything we planted did so well that it became overgrown. (Click on the photos to enlarge)
We put the deer grass on the left by the garage, it has lovely pink flags in fall and will look lovely there....plus, it can get as big as it wants to and won't be in the way.
I brought the birdbath I did in front for a pop of color.
We cut back, divided and replanted our roses. I pulled up some other plants and moved them to the back where I'll replant them later this week.
Benjamen Bunny was moved up front from the backyard. He was a gift from my sisters years ago when we lived in Fort Worth. They also gave me a rooster, Chanticleer, but he is staying in the back yard...you'll meet him later.
Dean put our bench in this bed to get it out of the way while we were working but the kids insisted it stay here, saying they'll use it when waiting for the bus.
I think Matt just wanted it off the grass so he won't have to move it when mowing!
On the porch, I recovered the bistro chairs. Sadly, the fabric I used two years ago was discontinued so I used this one instead. You can't tell by the photos, but it ties in really well with the roses planted right by the porch.
This weekend we are prepped to finish the backyard...and then we are done!