Saturday, April 2, 2011

How much wood can a woodchuck chuck?

Instead of hauling our pile of scraps from pruning to the dump, we decided to rent a wood chipper and reuse the scraps as mulch for around our roses. This seemed like a fairly simple task in theory. It was much more difficult that we anticipated, but we were able to get through our entire pile. It didn't help that it was 93 degrees today. 

I can see our side yard again. And thank goodness because we have our first irrigation of the season tomorrow night. Our yard is dying for water, literally. We missed our first opportunity for irrigation. Our trees really need a good watering.

Josh's uncle gave us a nice table that belonged to Josh's Grandma. We purchased two comfy chairs and placed it on the east, shady side of the house. It has been nice to have another place to sit and relax. 

The east sideyard roses are looking lovely and blooming like crazy. Since they were the first to be pruned, they have been the first to bloom.

Our pomegranate tree started to bloom yesterday. The blooms are a bright orange-red.  Very pretty!

Sadly, the wisteria has lost most of its blooms. It came and went in the blink of an eye.  We'll look forward to seeing those blooms again next year. 


  1. Yard looks great! We need to swing by and see all the flowers

  2. Awww, so glad you got everything done! You both deserve a relaxing day to recover from all that yard work... and 93 none-the-less... yikes! Flip side though, your garden looks beautiful! YEAH!

    Hope the wedding planning is coming along peachy!


  3. Kristen, maybe we can pick day to have you guys over for a picnic. We hoped to do that with Alexa and Chris too. I'm sure that their little guys would get along with your little guys. Then, Ethan wouldn't have to be so sad when he realized that you are visiting a house with no kids. :)

  4. Dawn, thank you for the kind words. Things are starting to come together. There are still a lot of big projects left to do outside, but I think that most of them will wait for Fall when it starts to cool down again. I'm sorry to say that wedding planning has gone no where! Ha! I'm so busy, but I'll get back to it soon. Thankfully, we left a lot of time for planning so that it wouldn't be too stressful!



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