I want to share one of the biggest project I've done in my entire life. Sick of paying high rent and looking to save some money, we found a mobile home that was on sale for only $1,000.
Yes, a thousand. Anyways, my hubby took me to look at it and my first thought was: " I will never live there, I don't think there's much we can do with it" Well my husband saw something that I didn't see. He said he felt like we could do some work to it and make it work. Sooo... We decided to take the challenge. It was close to tax time, so it was the perfect time to do it. I wanted to share some pictures. This is my humbled home and I don't complaint nor regret the choice we made by buying it. We paid $1000.00 for it and spent about $4000.00 fixing everything. I think that was a great deal because with a budget of $5000 we were able to buy, appliances (brand new), the floor (for the whole mobile home),walls, ceiling, lamps, everything in the bathroom is new, paint and everything. I bought everything from Lowes.
1 Month 5000.00 Challenging
Commented on May 05, 2013
Wow!!! Look at what you have done. You even got a red wall. GREAT JOB!
A fence along a property line is the perfect place to plant a garden. Elements include a curvy border, abundant blooms and climbing vines. #MayProjects
Commented on May 05, 2013
Ann, your garden is lovely. The fence is a perfect place for your clematis. Is this your fence
or your neighbor's. I have a garden along my neighbor's fence. I've planted two jasmine vines and a running rose to bring some beauty to the fence. They haven't said anything about the vines but I always feel guilty that I am using their fence. What do you think?
My burgundy iceberg rose bush is doing very well. But today I noticed a few leaves with black spots. I'd like to try an organic solution. Has anyone heard of the home remedy spray made of one part milk to two parts water? Does it work? I want to stop this problem from spreading to the other roses in my garden. Thanks.
With Japanese Maples is not monogamous. *Warning* If you have a weakness for beautiful trees and or rare and unusual , this post is not for you! Yes, THIS is why I work where I do ! (Yep
they are all in the nursery, teasing me !). Which one calls to you?
Commented on May 03, 2013
On Monday we purchased a weeping Japanese maple. It will be planted on the front lawn about 15
feet from our living room window. I've seen them planted against the wall but I think they need room all around to show off their beauty. I told my husband that we need two. Maybe later but for now, I'll just enjoy the look of that little beauty.
Oh Alice! Don't remind me why I wanted to move to Florida instead of Georgia. What a wonderful
garden with colorful plants. All year gardening is the way to go. Can't get a bougainvillea to grow much here. I've tried bringing one in for the winter, but it did not survive. My Jasmine hasn't bloomed as yet. I think it's waiting for mothers day weekend. Happy gardening!
Because the blossoms smell as good as this one looks. Plus, it's hardy from Long Island to South Florida. Plus, it has a tidy upright habit and is perfectly sized for many peoples' yard. Plus, it's virtually problem-free. What more do you want from a tree?
Commented on Apr 28, 2013
I agree. They do have a great smell and the leaves can be used for Christmas decorating. What
about their roots? I was warned not to plant it close to a driveway because their roots are so strong.
My garden has come alive this spring. And the hummingbirds are back too.
Commented on Apr 22, 2013
Happy to share my garden with everyone. Diane, I have hummingbird feeders on my patio and in
the garden. The picture I shared has two hummingbirds feeding at the same time. I was lucky to have been in the garden taking pictures of the flowers when I heard the humming and snapped them quickly. From observing them over the years, I know they are very territorial. I was surprised when these two were feeding together and not fighting. Maybe it's mating time.