Monday, February 6, 2012

Back Yard Before & After

Over the years we have done a lot of work to the back yard. I looked through lots and lots of photos to find the most basic before and after shots. I love pretty pictures of my garden, and I restrained myself from showing too many.

Before - along the back of the house.

After - along the back of the house.

 Before - looking toward the garage.

After - looking toward the garage.

I love my yard, but the only time I'm out there to enjoy it is when I'm working on it! So for 2012, I'm going to take a break on the back yard. I'm going to focus on nurturing the plants I have and growing beautiful, tasty veggies (in the raised planters). If I'm feeling inspired to do yard-work, it will be in the front yard this year. 

Don't worry, there will be more yard pictures that I won't be able to keep to myself! In fact, I will share how we "fixed" our lawn last spring. Maybe that will be Friday's post....

UPDATE: Here is the post about the lawn.


  1. You have a beautiful yard! We haven't really started thinking about how our yard will look, but it's in serious need of some landscaping!

    1. Thanks! These after photos were taken last summer - it's looking pretty wintery right now :)

  2. You have totally inspired us to do raised planters!
    Do any animals bother them?
    Do you water daily?

    1. We don't get much wildlife other than birds, squirrels and slugs. Portland is really dry in the summer, so we water as needed but usually only every other day. The large planters were built with cedar 2x's, but the small planters were built with cedar fencing - which was much cheaper and lighter.