Sunday, August 28, 2016

Bob's latest project

Bob usually has a project that he tries to accomplish in the yard every summer. He really enjoys flower gardens and I think he's very good at it!


 This is last summers project; he built this gate, put in the walkway in front of it and did the landscaping.
There were a lot of hosta planted along the garage when you walked through the gate, but no path or other flowers.  So, this year his project has been to put in a walk there, and add more landscaping.


Here's what it looked like when he started.  He has the sod dug up for the walk, but nothing else.



Here you can see the finished walk.


He's added some flowers along the other side of the path.


This is the path when viewed from the other direction.  When it gets a little cooler, he's going to split the hosta on the garage side and fill in the open spots.

We got this on Friday night:

It's a knockout rose and it'll be planted at the end of the path with the other new flowers.
My job in this?  I just go along to the greenhouse and point out pretty plants! 

19 comments:

Bethany Carson said...

Wow! It sounds like you have a pretty good job! He did a great job on the gate and walkway!

Sylvia said...

What a great job Bob has done. Love it. Your garden looks so big as you go through the gate with all those wonderful trees

Simply Linda said...

Very nice, Mari...can I hire him, giggling. Have a beautiful day friend.

Mildred said...

I have always admired your yard and Bob's beautiful gate but WOW, now it looks fabulous with the walkway and additional flowers. You did good with the rose! Please share more pics in the future. Hope you have a nice Monday.

Linda Eller said...

Bob is so talented, and has the 'greenest' thumb I know! It looks so pretty from beginning to the end. Hope your Monday is a good one!

Heather said...

It looks fantastic! Hosta Lane is much more of a lane, now!

Terri D said...

The gate is beautiful and now, with the walkway, why would you ever need to leave home for a walk in the park? Bob is so very talented and your yard is so very beautiful. I could probably do your job - point out pretty plants - but that's as far as we could go because Joe is not handy that way.

Summer said...

He did such a wonderful job! It is absolutely beautiful ♥

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Betsy Brock said...

Wow...I love this! Gorgeous!

Changes in the wind said...

Love it!!

Arlene Grimm said...

You are blessed to have a husband who has such a green thumb Mari!! Your yard is beautiful.

Sally said...

That Bob! He's a great example of truly loving his work. And, no matter what it is, he does a good job of it. And, YOU? A great flower/plant picker outer! The two of you make a great team. :)

xoxo

Patsy said...

Love It! A walkway around a flower bed is very important.LOL
No more wet feet when it rains.

Cherdecor said...

Oh. My. Goodness! I do love curvy sidewalks!!! He did such a good job! I love it! Next summer we need to see more picture of this area when plants fill in and fill up!

Connie said...

So very nice...

Nancy said...

Looks great!! He has talent in many different areas!!

Jean Stauffer said...

Oh my goodness!! This is something right out of Better Homes and Gardens!

Jenny said...

Haahaaha, that sounds like me with Andrew, who is the landscaper in our family. It's so great to have him close by. Your Bob is truly gifted in so many ways. His ideas are fabulous. I like your job best though. xoxo

White Lace and Promises said...

Oh this is beautiful! I love the stone walkway and he is awesome with the flower garden. I don't have a green thumb. I'm hoping to plant some bulbs about the front of the new house for flowers in the Spring.