An Artist And Her Canvas

My daughter completed her garden entryway project yesterday. When you are the mother of a baby, you have to work fast, and she did. It was important to her that she shovel all the mulch and do the biggest portion of the work, so I got the fun jobs of playing with my grandson and planting the pansies when he took a nap. She did all the rest.

It is such a sense of accomplishment when you create an idea in your mind and are able to bring it to fruition. She took her back entryway from here…

The first thing you saw when walking up to the house.

The first thing you saw when walking up to the house.

To here…

Shrub removed and area enhance with a knock out rose, garden flag and pansies.

Shrub removed and area enhance with a knock out rose, garden flag, and pansies.

It is amazing that this is the same area. While my son-in-law was attempting to cut out the rest of the old shrub stump, his chainsaw broke. I don’t think I have ever completed a project without something of this nature happening to slow me down. It sure does teach patience and anger control to deal with these things, but since Ryan is a master at fixing broken machinery, he will have it fixed soon and the rest of the shrub removed.

Below are pictures of the other areas where she mulched and added flowers.

Another view of the area where the ugly shrub was removed with pansies, and hanging basket added.

Another view of the area where the ugly shrub was removed from the end of the house, with a row of pansies and a hanging basket added.

The other side of her walkway.

The other side of her walkway.

She has leftover mulch on a tarp, that she will use in her front yard.

A welcoming entrance. She has leftover mulch on a tarp, that she will use in her front yard.

A closer view.

A closer view.

Flowers in front of garage.

Flowers in front of garage.

From plain and bare.

Cleared of weeds. From plain and bare….

To mulched with happy flowers.

…..to mulched with happy flowers.

It is amazing what can be done with initiative, imagination, hard work, and not too much money spent. My daughter is now dreaming and planning for landscaping her front yard. The possibilities are endless as she considers her canvas (yard), palette of colors, and gets out her artists supplies (garden tools) to complete a masterpiece.

“Awake, O north wind; and come thou south; blow upon my garden, that the spices thereof may flow out…” Song of Solomon 4:16a (KJV)

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