Tuesday, April 03, 2007

More decorating with weeds

A landscaping team just freshened my neighbor's lawn--six men spent all day picking up leaves, spreading two loads of mulch, and sculpting it into perfect mounds beneath the trees.

You know how they say the grass is always greener? In this case, it's painfully true.At least I get to enjoy the beautiful view! I gathered some of my lawn's weeds for consolation.

12 comments:

Donna said...

At least you have the frugal satisfaction of doing it yourself. Your neighbors have money invested...you have yourself invested!

Trina said...

And your weeds do look nice! ;)

Anonymous said...

I know it probably looks beautiful, Meredtith, but those lawn services are so much money. It would be tempting for me to have something done like that because I am a nut in the summer about our yard. I just love pulling up to the driveway and seeing everything trimmed, cut, and flowers, etc. But honestly, unless I had an obscene amount of money, I don't think I could ever justify something like this. And for me at least, I get great enjoyment out of doing the yard work because, unlike the dishes and the laundry, it stays "done" for more than an hour or two!! I think this is another example of why most families have two people working. Just out of curiosity, do both the husband and the wife work at the house that had all the landscaping done?
Susan

Alison said...

I sometimes feel the same way, but remind myself of what my friend Michelle said to me: "You're raising children, not grass." So true! I just our weeds were as pretty as violets...they don't naturalize so well here in Sacramento though I remember them well in my parents' Oregon lawn.

Anonymous said...

You made those weeds beautiful, Meredith. I'm inspired to go pull weeds from my yard so I can make my indoors pretty!

Lynn Marie said...

Meredith,
You are not paying for the view so enjoy it and know it that you are raising children right now. I'm Scottish and just can't bring myself to paying some one for all that yard work (something my husband loves about me). It is just too costly. You're "weeds" look just wonderful and were given to you by GOD, enjoy them.

Molly said...

But your "weeds" are so pretty. Plus those law services use so many chemicals and are bad for pets and kids. Along those same lines, you have violets and other pretty things growing in your natural lawn and you got them for FREE!!!

Molly

http://cuppa-cuppa.blogspot.com

Anna said...

I would love to use my silverplate fines like you have. I have a couple questions though..should you line the pots with something before putting in the dirt..or not? If you leave the plants in for quite a while will it harm the silverplate? Also do you put a hole in the bottom of them or put rocks or something in the bottom for drainage? Are you using store bought planting mix? Your idea of cimbining a book or picture with the plants is wonderful.

Anna S said...

Are they actually weeds? Looks nice and decorative :)

nancyr said...

What a cleaver use for old silverplate that is not in use. I have a chipped sugar bowl just like your blue willow in the picture, and I think it is about to become a planter, too. Thanks.

Alexandra said...

Those planters are great! How inspired, and a beautiful picture. Weeds can be pretty too! ;)

Goslyn said...

I think your "weeds" are beautiful. And I would give anything to have just a bit of shade to grow some ferns. (And violets, for that matter.)

But my full-sun yard is more suited to sunny summer flowers than fresh spring greenery.