Glory be, it’s gardening time! You know, we’ve been working on our gardens here at Hello House for 2.5 years now, and there’s still so much work to do. Which I think is great. How sad would it be if all our planting was done in the first year?
One of the reasons we aren’t done planting is we lost a few astilbe and two pieris japonica to drought last year. And by drought, I mean we didn’t water them enough.
Everything’s gonna be different this year, because this week I’m installing our new Dripworks irrigation system. Continue reading Dripworks, part one: The Order
My family rented the whole time I was growing up. Between that and living in Florida, our houses were pretty much always plain, with few or no interesting architectural features. Needless to say, these days I’m a sucker for nice accents in my house. (And not a single room is painted white!) Continue reading Urns
no pics for this post. why? because after waiting two months for AAA-1 Masonry to do some much-needed work on the front of our house, we’re giving up and asking for our deposit back. Continue reading deadbeat masons
it might not look like much now, but in a couple weeks it’ll be covered with white flowers. and then you’ll be jealous.
Continue reading tree! update
we bought a tree tonight for our new front-yard landscaping. it’s a serviceberry: amanchelier canadensis. (and i typed that from memory, thankyouverymuch.) Continue reading tree!
yes, we’re comfortable with that.
ok, actually, we aren’t. some of you have already heard the story… Continue reading yes, our minds are in the sewer.