While I was working on another instructable I kept hearing this extremely loud noise. I finally went out side to see what the racket was all about and these hot air balloons hoovered above my house and garden. What an amazing and wonderful sight! I have only seen air balloons on the ground so this was a very exciting experience for me.
We have been working on our yard for a while. Mulching the garden, flower beds and yard. Building the fences, and now forms are built for the retaining walls are ready to pour the concrete. I am sharing pictures of this progress because it may benefit some one here who wants to do the same. It will be a different ible though. Flowers, trees, herbs, and vegetables are shown. Holly hocks are such a hearty plant. Mint is great in the spring, summer, and fall. The pecan tree is very productive every year. Fresh apricots and peaches yum are always welcomed here! I usually can them but this year I am too busy. I will miss them this winter though. They make nice jam. Fresh dill anyone? Aah Tomatoes!
The retaining wall will be back filled to hold a raised garden and flower bed. On top of the retaining wall will be a nice wood fence that will block our neighbors RV and boats.
The mulching has really paid off. The soil in our entire yard is loamy and soft to dig. My husband used grass clippings from all our neighbors, saw dust, and dead leaves. It is a pleasure to work in our yard. Weeding and digging is hardly any effort at all. Most of the soil in our area is extremely hard and dry. We hand water and the mulching has helped reduce the water usage.
The walkways have been beneficial because the cost was cheap and we have prevented a definite path where we walk all the time.
We used stepping stones around our faucets because it gets muddy in those areas. I could not forgot to share the lovely flowers at my front door today. I want to thank everyone for stopping in to see my garden and may your day be bright and happy!