June 14, 2007

On the Fence

It's Thursday already? How did that happen? I think I have spent this first week of summer getting used to our new routine. Or lack of routine. There has been little time for the computer but I have had a great week with the girls. I thought I'd make up for the lack of blogging by finally showing you the finished fence.

We clearly have a lot of work left to do and the fence will look much better as the boxwood and climbing roses mature. I'm also in the process of planning out the rest of my plantings. Deciding what to plant can be as difficult for me as choosing a paint color. I find it so hard to be patient with gardening. I want everything to be full grown right now! We also are in desperate need of a mulching but with this brutal heat that is already upon us we many just skip it til next spring.

22 comments:

  1. Wow, that looks so great! I can't believe the difference that made. I think matching your paint color to the trim was the right thing to do.

    I'm the same with gardening...I want it all lush and beautiful now!

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  2. I love the fence. Things are coming along nicely, Jen!

    Btw...that Laura Ashley book I found at the book fair has a 1992 copyright. Not sure if you can find it. Some of things are a little bit dated..but many things would go, today! All three decorating books, I bought, are from the 90's, but fun to see.

    Pat
    Back Porch Musings

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  3. Wow, Jen...looks great!!!...that fence really added curb appeal..although your home didn't need it!!!..it's wonderful...know what you mean about wanting the plants to be full grown...just wait til next spring...you'll be surprised!!..enjoy the summer with your girls!!!...Lacy

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  4. It looks really great Jen.
    The front of you house is so pretty.
    I think summer is about not having a routine. It's more fun that way.
    Enjoy!
    Rosemary

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  5. The picked fence looks very pretty. And i am totally blown away about the size of the house!!!
    This big house could not be all for you? I thought first that you showed me a chief officer building. It is a vertical devided house isn`t it?
    Hehe, i feel the same as you do, i want it all to happen now, NOW! :)

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  6. Looks great and I'm with you on the plant material thing. We have an empty bed in our back yard and I keep looking at it and looking at it - turning my head to the right, then to the left. I research, look for inspiration and still it sits empty. I guess there is always tomorrow. Enjoy your time with your kids!

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  7. The fence looks fab! I can see how it will look in a few years (in my head) but you might want to reconsider mulching....The mulch helps to keep the moisture in the ground.

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  8. love the look of your home. Very inviting.

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  9. the fence is perfect...it really, really adds a "personality" to the front of your house and when the roses start climbing it will be perfect

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  10. Looks fabulous Jen!! I'm inspired. Of course, with the heat the last place I plan to be is in the yard!! I need to dig and don't think I'd have much luck anyway with everything so dry.

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  11. The picket fence looks fantastic! It suits your home & will look even more gorgeous with your roses climbing through the pickets.

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  12. Jen, the fence is a great addition. I know what you mean about the heat...it has chased me inside too.

    Rhoda

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  13. The fence is lovely. Love your hose too.
    It's good to spend time with the kids. The brain get to relax...
    The routine of no routine, is a good idea BO)

    Enjoy
    Yvonne

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  14. It looks really nice! I'm the same as you--I want it all to look big & full right now! Just like the magazines :)

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  15. what a difference a little fence can make! i love it!

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  16. What a difference a fence can make...I am redoing the front of my house and I have been thinking of doing boxwood...now I know I am! thanks for sharing take care,Gail

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  17. Love the fence AND your beautiful house. Before you know it, those roses will explode into blossoms!
    Have a great weekend.
    Laurie

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  18. Your fence is beautiful! You all should be so proud of what a wonderful job you did. I also love your urns on your porch. Everything looks very finished, and inviting.

    I'm glad that you're having a fun summer! :)

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  19. The front of your house looks really pretty. The addition of the fence was a great idea and I can just imagine how beautiful it will be with the roses climbing over it!

    Manuela

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  20. Your home is beautiful! Not that I'd expect any less from you. I love picket fences...I'm sure yours makes your home stand out from the rest of the homes on your street!

    Linda

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  21. Love the fence! And I definitely struggle with the gardening. My technique is to keep moving the plants around desperately trying to make it look good before the plants are ready! Clearly I could stand to just be patient. Hmmm... ~A :-)

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  22. Jen, the fence looks soooo great!!! I really, really like it a lot. And I know what you mean about impatiently waiting for plantings to become full grown and filled out. I'm totally the same way. Love the fence!!

    allie
    www.mycozyhome.typepad.com

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