Tuesday, March 27, 2007

Yard Work

Here is one of 2 flax bushes I removed from our backyard.

Here is the dwarf Eureka lemon tree I planted in place of one of the flax bushes. In place of the other bush, I planted 2 tomato and 2 basil plants.

Here is a Camellia bush I plan to move in a spot that might be shadier. Next to that is the Birds of Paradise I can't stand poking me when I walk by the pool fence to the backyard. We moved most of it, but there is one huge part that we are having a hard time digging up.

The previous owners left this wall decoration with cheesy fake flowers. I finally put real flowers in the pots. Unfortunately when we went out of town for a few days the flowers wilted and have never fully recovered.

Here are our front doors, I did spend some time sanding them down, but have a little bit more to do before I finish them.
Here is a very old Little Tikes playhouse someone gave us about 3 years ago. It was in really bad shape, rusted screws and faded colors. I decided to try painting it with that new Plastic spray paint.
It looks much better, although, the paint can be easy scratched off. Still, it was free, except for the paint.

Saturday, March 10, 2007


I have a bunch of projects I'm working on around the house which I'll post pictures of later when I get a chance.

Here's a list:
plant dwarf lemon tree
plant tomato plants
plant herbs
transplant birds of paradise bushes (which poke us when we walk by our pool fence)
remove "spiky" plants (I don't know their official name)
divide clumps of agapanthus plants in front and back
clean up and divide ground cover plants (forgot what they are called)
plant flowers
paint old Little Tikes playhouse
refinish front doors
touch up paint in kitchen
paint baseboards in kitchen
knit baby blanket

Then of course, there is the usual, cleaning the house, doing laundry, cleaning the kitchen, cooking, etc.

We also have agreed to host Japanese students again. We get 1 teenage girl in about a week, she'll be with us about a week, then we will get another teenage girl for about a week. Are we crazy or what?!

It will be a little more work, but it really is so much fun!