Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Losing My Blogroll, Foxes And Landscaping

Since Blogger somehow totally obliterated my blogroll a couple of weeks ago, I've been slowly trying to rebuild it but it's summertime and I have other things I should be doing. I even waited a few days before going on with a new blogroll because I thought they might give it back to me. Alas, it didn't work out that way, so I'm trying to get it back up to snuff.


So if you would like to be on my list of daily reads, please leave me a comment so I can add you to my sidebar.



Don't forget to click on the pictures for a larger view!



In other news, Felicia and her foxy pups have been around A LOT, wreaking chaos and havoc in my lovely backyard. Honestly, I loved them being in the garden because no one could really see the awful mess they can make. The backyard? Well, that's an entirely different story which doesn't quite make me so happy. It's little wonder why Felicia looks so emaciated. Those pups are like wild Indians!


Last week I was finally able to get a landscape crew over here and get some much needed landscaping done out in front of our house. It's amazing what you can do with $600.00. The difference is truly eye-popping. Furthermore, I did the design all by myself which leads me to believe that I might have missed my calling in life. I can't believe I used to pay someone to do that for me, when I actually had it in me all the time.

Yes, the old wall of ivy had seen better days and had to go.


So, I planted four new Elaeagnus bushes but it will take a few years to catch up with the others. In order to keep the eye from noticing that, I bought two large planters and 2 Hibiscus trees. This way, when winter comes I can move the trees indoors. You know. Indoors, where I will probably kill them by way of ignoring them. Otherwise they would surely die. I had them line the bed with Lirope and then plant some Caladiums for a few pops of color.


We also added a couple of dozen plants to the bed in front of our circle driveway and spiffed up the flowerbed under the living room window. I also had the guys thin out my raised planter full of day-lilies then had them plant them in the backyard. That was one job I was not going to do and it was way past due. I then had them plant 10 large red Geraniums in with the day-lillies for some additional color. Also, we'd planted 3 new ornamental pear trees back in the spring and one had already died, but since they were guaranteed by the nursery, I also had them replace the dead tree.


So, things are really looking up here in Snooty Land......

14 comments:

scargosun said...

Very nice! Loving the foxy pics. Sorry they are ruining the yard. If you'd like to add me back you your roll, I will try to post more. :)

Rob said...

We've been going thru the growing pains of having been forced to switch off of Blogger, so I can sympathize!

Dede & I post kinda infrequently, but we'd certainly be honored to be included on your sidebar.

The Incredible Woody said...

The landscaping looks fabulous!!

Suburban Princess said...

Your garden looks great!

I see I am already on your new blogroll so I dont need to tell you I would have no reason to write if I thought you weren't reading me :O)

Sjn said...

It's looking great over there in "SnootyLand".
It's entirely too stinkin' hot here to replant anything. Sadly, my dead plants will have to wait until the heatwave is over.
Is that the "infamous" window?

Heather Jones said...

Love your landscaping and new plants. Golf ended any gardening skills I may have had. I keep saying that "next year" I'm going to do a potted garden near my patios. The pots are a great idea!

BJ Roan said...

I think you may have missed your calling. The new bed is very nice. I love Hibiscus trees. And the foxes are sure cute!

Cathy M said...

Your garden looks very nice. And the foxes are so cute.

T said...

I love that Flecia is back - but sorry she and the pups are causing so much chaos.

Mental P Mama said...

I need a fox family. That's what my life is missing.

Janie at Sounding Forth said...

Looking good, girlfriend! I want on your blogroll!

Blarney said...

Great job on the landscaping! Love the fox photos and can't wait to read more when we are back from vacay!

Bodaciousboomer said...

You are so lucky to have cute wildlife near your home. The only thing I've seen since I've moved 4 months ago is 1 snake, which was in my dining room!

TheVinylVillager said...

ack! did you lose me? :-)

I love wildlife near the house. Some dear friends back home live in a neighborhood that is just filled with every sort of wildlife you can imagine. My personal favorite is the three legged dear that pops in each morning to say hello. When I stay with them, love having my coffee on their back porch and watching nature come by.

 

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