The Yard


Stakes, basil, and soil

‍‍יב תמוז ה תשסט - Friday, July 3rd, 2009

I decided to take a trip to Paulino’s┬áto pick up some supplies. Dana had been there once last year but I had never been there. It’s an unobtrusive building in the middle of a mostly industrial area north of Denver. I walked around the store for nearly an hour before I returned to the front […]


‍‍כח סיון ה תשסט - Friday, June 19th, 2009

Kelli and Will came over to dig in our dirt. In honor of Dana’s birthday, they pulled a bunch of lingering weeds from the patch just in front of the house and planted a number of perennials. They also were kind enough to put the plant I received as a gift into the ground. It’s […]


‍‍כג סיון ה תשסט - Sunday, June 14th, 2009

Finally tackled the backyard. Got the jungle mowed down to a more reasonable height. I also pulled a bunch of weeds and did some serious prunning of the 4th of July Roses along the garage. Despite my cuts from the thorns it was totally worth it. It looks so much better. I also got the […]

Neighbors are great

‍‍ו אייר ה תשסט - Wednesday, April 29th, 2009

As I was finishing up with the watering, I noticed that Michelle and Matt were out working on their yard… and then I noticed they were working on ours too. As you may recall from last year, Dana took the dirt pile that was on the northwest corner of the yard and weeded it, turned […]

Ground cover

‍‍ב סיון ה תשסח - Wednesday, June 4th, 2008

Dana come home midday and went plant shopping with Annie, our neighbor from across the street, at Paulino Gardens, Inc. They came home with a variety of fun looking plants and planted them in the circle around the silver maple in the front of the house. They look dwarfed by the tree but they should […]

Seed away

‍‍יב אייר ה תשסח - Friday, May 16th, 2008

Dana came to visit as I finished working. It took nearly 4 hours to prep the yard. What a mess but wow does it look better now. With the yard prepped it was time to seed. I started by filling the hand spreader and, though the instructions that came with it suggested using setting 1 […]