But in reality my house looks like this.
Not a good picture of the house since you can only see part of it but it is a good picture of what my front yard used to look like. Plain. My little brain went on overdrive and I got overly ambitious last summer. I decided I was going to make myself a cottage garden...white picket fence and all. I told my friends and they just said "You're crazy and that is why we love you." So I ripped out my front yard and went to town. This is what it looks like after a week.
And how come nobody told me how expensive gardening is? That little project costed me an engagement ring.
But boy,was it worth it? Sorry for the blurriness of the pictures. I am really hoping most of them come back after this brutal winter. I have big plans for the backyard this summer. So on this cold snowy night, this is what I am daydreaming about.
Can you imagine waking up every morning to this?
I mean whoever is going to put beautiful white lace on the grass to read a book clearly doesn't have my OCD...but it sure is lovely to look at.
I can see the girls and I having lunch in this garden every day.
You had me at roses.
Hollyhocks and Lupines are my favorites.
My dream backyard.
This would be where I will run in my flowing white summer dress and sing with birds and squirrels and other small rodents.
One of the many reasons why I need a hobbit hole.
Oh spring, how I long for thee. I know some of you are expert gardeners. I am going to need all the help you can give me this spring.