Lawn and Garden

Summer Memories – Humming Birds

While a winter storm billows and blows outside, I thought I’d go through some of my old summer photos. Last summer a pair of humming birds created their nest on a small branch in the tree off our front porch. Every once in a while...

Peach Picking Season

Robear and the Renovation Whisperer have two incredible peach trees that bare amazing fruit. Each year Robear dutifully picks the bushels and then turns them into the most luscious and coveted pantry item: canned peaches. (The best thing...

What’s Missing

As the Bungalow yard was being finished up we ran out of grass. Just a few more roles and the park strip would be finished, but by then we were finished. So I planned to get sod the next day, but it’s lucky we ran out of sod because...

The Bungalow Gets Grass: FINALLY!

Getting grass has been a long process.  Since July 2010 we’ve been working to get the bungalow grass starting here. This last week the front yard was growing weeds again, so I knew it was time to hunker down and order sod. And I ...

The Bungalow Gets Trees

It’s been a winter and The Bungalow has not gotten grass. But it did get some trees. A few weeks back Costco had some incredible deals on trees and shrubs.  We ended up buying 10+ plants for the front and back yard and have slowly...

Tulip Festival Portraits and Mini Fusion

Last week we went as a family to the Thanksgiving Point Tulip Festival.  It’s held every year at the Thanksgiving Point Gardens in Lehi, Utah.  (See last years pics here.) The gardens are huge, as in 55-acres huge, and there are...

Glorified Poop Pad

Over the winter this yard turns into a glorified poop pad more than a yard, but with spring turning the world green again, it’s time to reclaim the grass. Move over mutt, I’m taking back the yard. In preparation I took our...

Winter’s claim

Last fall the frost killed off all the annuals in our planters. Like the ghetto residents we are, Rachael and I left the sticks and leaves where they were. And now that it’s spring it’s time to clean out winter’s claim...

Tree in progress

Nearly two years ago I planted this maple tree.  It was tall to begin with, but I believe it’s grown at least several feet. And now with the spring coming on it’s beginning to bud. I love how trees and plants are so willing...