9.18.2006

Garden update

I thought it was time to show you some recent photos of our garden.
We've achieved quite a bit in the past year!

Our garden

In February we laid the base.
Over the past couple of months we continued the work by removing bushes, weeds, tiles etc.
My mum is in charge of the planting and she's done a great job so far.

Michel and his father have spent quite some days paving the garden. Everything is now finished!!
Our terrace is ready; I'm so happy with this! It is so wonderful to sit outside at any time of the day, but I particularly love having dinner outside; it makes me feel as if I'm on holiday in my own house!
This is what it now looks like at the back (of course it's a bit bare and empty right now, but next year this will all be plants):

garden

As a comparison this is what it looked like when we first moved in last year... quite a difference!

Huis

And this is at the front of the house:

garden

I also made a small vegetable garden which consisted of carrots, strawberries, tomatoes and zucchini. The children (and I) have enjoyed watching everything grow. And picking your own tomatoes is a real thrill!!

Our garden

Before this house we lived in an apartment on the first floor. Having a garden is still such a luxury to us; I want to hold on to that feeling forever! The fact that the children can safely play outside and just walk in and out at any given moment is fantastic... I'm just really happy with our house and garden:)))

Even the weeds are great... look!

The weeds in our garden

4 comments:

Kristy said...

Everything looks so lovely.Our garden is on my 'to do' list!

Amy said...

I love your terrace!. Oh, the rest of the garden is nice too... but the terrace. When I've been in Europe lately I've eaten almost all meals outside or in a room with all the windows wide open. It is the best. Where are all your bugs?

Megan said...

This is very impressive ... I have further to go in my back garden than even this, so I think your transformation is very inspiring.

chest of drawers said...

Beautiful!