Well the yard has finally gotten to me and I have abandoned that thought to do the backyard first and started to work on trimming up the bushes on Thursday. I have had so many haircuts over the last few days, and the fact that it was my week to teach preschool, I wasn't able to get anything else done till today. I started about nine this morning and finished at about seven this evening. Other than a trip to Home Depot for mulch and more bricks (which they were out) I worked most of the day in the flower bed, Katie helped with the flowers, and then mowing the from lawn. I think that it looks great and I have a great sense of accomplishment that I finished what I set out to do. Hopefully by next weekend I will get the other side done :).
Katie and I planted marigolds and pink petunias in this bed. We had a lot of fun and I think that the dark mulch really looks nice against the house. You can compare the full yard picture to the one that I published in a previous post. I think that it is amazing how much better the yard looks just after mowing it. To me it looks much greener.