I told hubby that for Mother's Day, I'd like to go to the nursery and pick out some flowers to plant around the house. He kindly obliged and yesterday afternoon, we walked around my favorite nursery and I selected some plants I thought would be pretty in the yard.
I knew where I'd put the rhododendron, but when I bought the impatiens, I wasn't sure, so only purchased a few. Most of our yard is full sun, and impatiens love shade and/or dappled light. They'll fill in as the summer progresses.
The most time consuming was cleaning out the old honeysuckle roots. Hubby did it by hand with pure brute force and a hand ax. Then we built the wall with bedrock (and some granite) that we've been digging out of our yard.
Slowly, but surely, the yard is shaping up. There are more areas similar to this that we'll clean up in time.
I have flowers waiting in the garage for planting, but that will need to wait for another day.
I hope you've enjoyed a wonderfully blessed Mother's Day!