Outside More Yard Work In progress. On September 18, 2008 15 You Might Also Like... The Patio Furniture July 11, 2008 Ammerö Bench April 21, 2010 Hoping for a Vintage Porch Swing March 24, 2009 Previous Post Red Wellies! Next Post Fascinating 15 Comments Reply Max September 18, 2008 at 9:58 am I like the table and the chair with the nice pad on it, looks like a place to be at the summer :) Reply katelynjane September 18, 2008 at 11:38 am Wow, all your plants are going to look amazing! Imagine when they start to develope and spread and get more full, your garden will be so lush and beautiful! Hard work, but it looks like it’s going to be worth it (as hard work usually is!). -katelyn Reply Maya September 18, 2008 at 12:10 pm Good to see others digging around their yard too. Mine has been in progress for a while now. Reply Shashi September 18, 2008 at 12:28 pm Love your blog, loads of inspiration! Reply Shannon September 18, 2008 at 1:17 pm Your yard is going to look terrific! I can’t wait to see it in a year or two when it fills in!! Reply Ryan September 18, 2008 at 1:35 pm I like all the buddleia plants. They’re great for zone 5 and can take a beating and still thrive. One of mine survived my last house where I never watered it, moved to the hot side of the new house, was covered with a tarp and trampled when we replaced the roof, cut back to 6″ after and still I have blooms for many cut flower arrangements. Hopefully I can do something to the back yard next year, I think getting a patio in is the first step ’cause I need a reason to want to be back there. Reply Making it Lovely September 18, 2008 at 2:28 pm I had to look up “buddleia”. ;) Butterfly bush, yes? I’m glad to hear they’re hardy. Reply anonymous September 18, 2008 at 3:03 pm re: Buddleia – They bloom off new growth; cut them back after they have gone dormant for the winter. I cut both of mine back to about 2 feet each winter, and they are over my 5’3″ head each summer. Reply Roxy @ There's No Place Like Home September 18, 2008 at 7:29 pm wow!! Your yard is really going to look gorgeous!! I can’t wait to see it when it’s done!! Reply Jennie September 18, 2008 at 9:45 pm Hi Nicole, I love your blog! Your yard is coming along beautifully. Reply Stacy September 19, 2008 at 8:02 am Wow – you are getting a lot done! I bet it feels great! We are in the slow process of putting a deck in. Slow because my husband has to actually have days off and we have to get approval from our HOA. But it will be so nice when we get it in! Reply Tracey September 19, 2008 at 12:09 pm Now you need rain, so you can work in the yard in your red Wellies! Its fun seeing the actual work in progress-good job! Reply preppylittledress September 19, 2008 at 3:44 pm i knew from looking at this photo you were in chicago. well, oak park – same difference. cute blog! Reply amy purple September 20, 2008 at 11:17 am I’m so excited to see the finished product! We’re almost done with our bath, I’ll be sure to link you to some photos soon. We still have to sand, paint, put up molding and do everything with the shower. Reply Peonies | Making it Lovely June 9, 2011 at 3:23 pm […] haven’t done much to the garden since my initial effort in 2008, but it has rewarded my neglect by growing with wild abandon. It’s really not such a bad […] Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Name * Email * Website Notify me of follow-up comments via e-mail This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.