Wednesday, July 9, 2008

{Making a Garden}

I have big plans for landscaping our yard. I think Scott is tired of my big plans, but c'est la vie. Right now we have all of the plants pulled out of our front yard and are in the process of killing large portions of grass. It is pretty barren. One day (I repeat this to myself often) it will look all lush and lovely. In the meantime we have crabgrass and no shade.
To get a little inspiration we headed over to Red Butte. Man, they just do it right there. I wish they would come and plant my garden. It was great to see what we liked and then be able to look at the plant label right next to it. I don't know a lot about things like this, so I need all the help I can get. I think the idea is for us is to have big patches of wild grasses and flowers with lots trees mixed in. We are still keeping our regular grass, but we want our landscaping to be more water-wise and, hopefully, low maintenance. I think these plants and trees are pretty. As Scott would say, "elegant, yet functional."
















3 comments:

Rylee & Katie McDermott said...

I LOVE gardens! There are gorgeous gardens that can be zeroscaped! Yay, I'm excited for you guys. I think I have a pamphlet about zeroscaping and good things for our region. I will look.

Tara and Dan Stewart said...

Your garden will look great!! And, Ollie will be in heaven :). I love the color of the last picture- beautiful! Elegant, yet functional...

Taryn said...

I totally made a comment on your fourth of july pics, but it is not there. Oh well, I just said that Cooper loved looking at all your pictures of his family, and he wanted to know who everyone he didn't know was!