Decor Ideas 08.24.13

5 Years ~ Before & After in Our Fairfield Garden

Hard to believe but we just marked our fifth anniversary in our "new" old house. Many , many projects later, we still have a few major improvements to finish. This spring is exterior painting and new garage doors, but we are hiring those done. Even though I'm a good painter and have painted houses before , inside and out, my ladder days are over!

For me, the most rewarding changes have been accomplished in the landscape. My best friend teased the daylights out of me when we bought a house with "tortured shrubbery" (clipped into box and spiral shapes). But it was a half acre after a tiny lot and, even though two-thirds of it was covered in ivy and pachysandra, I knew there was a wonderful garden waiting to happen. And, there was a garden shed and an extra garage on the back of the house to store all my garden tools, pots and whatnot!

See and read some more at http://ourfairfieldhomeandgarden.com/5-years... and on Pinterest at http://pinterest.com/barbrosen/our-fairfield...

To see more: http://ourfairfieldhomeandgarden.com/5-years-before-after-in-our-fairfield-garden/

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  • Organized Clutter International Falls, MN
    Barb, the placr came alive with your green thumb!
  • Barb Rosen Wilmington, DE
    Thanks, Charlene Organized Clutter ! I sure have been working on it : )
  • You have a great eye for landscape design and of course a green thumb! I love your garden and you've inspired me- thanks so much for sharing xo
  • Barb Rosen Wilmington, DE
    Oh, thank you, All Things Heart and Home for your sweet comments!
  • Sharon E Ball Ground, GA
    Lots of hard work paid off in spades!
  • Barb Rosen Wilmington, DE
    And, believe me, Sharon E , there was a lot of spading going on too : )
  • Tammy Brenner Stockton, CA
    Beautiful! I really can appreciate all your hard work because we've owned our house for almost 4 years now and it's finally starting coming together. I started with my backyard first & now this summer were taking on the front. I just love all the flowers
  • Barb Rosen Wilmington, DE
    Thanks, Tammy Brenner ! I hope you'll share pictures of your progress too!
  • Debby Boyle Necedah, WI
    No, I agree. I am out there every day all day long doing something. We planted 21 trees last year and with our bad drought we didn't lose 1 tree! Thank god but, I am trying to clean them up around the bottoms to mulch them this year. It is a lot of work.
  • Barb Rosen Wilmington, DE
    You are so right, Debby Boyle , all that bucolic look is a lot of work!
  • Debby Boyle Necedah, WI
    Yes! but, I love it & enjoy doing it even if I'm dragging but later!!
  • Barb Rosen Wilmington, DE
    Same here! Debby Boyle
  • Rebecca Kerrville, TX
    Just beautiful! You are really talented, Barb ~~ and I'm sure the amount of work is incredible (but worth it)!
  • Pamela F Hinesville, GA
    Truly amazing!
  • Barb Rosen Wilmington, DE
    Thanks, Pamela F ! It wasn't overnight, this did take 13 years : )