Here are some before, during and after photos for your viewing pleasure:
Here's before. Pretty boring huh?
Here's from the other angle. You can see the old gray bricks that the previous home owners had in place.
Making some progress! The new bricks are in. I stacked them 2 high to add a little dimension to the front of our house. I learned that on HGTV.
I kept only one of the previous bushes. No idea what it is, but it gets these hot pink flowers on it and it's beautiful.
There she is! The completed look. Keep in mind that things now need to grow. It doesn't look real full now, but give it a year or two and I'm sure it will be featured in a magazine - or my scrapbook. Either is just fine.
Oh, and we couldn't just let our trees in the front feel left out!See that little bush on the left hand side? That little guy is suppose to get 5-6 feet tall and 4-5 feet wide. Oh, and the 2 to the right of it will grow quite a bit and get white and purple flowers if all goes well. Man, I hope I can keep them alive!
I'm glad that this project is done. It was way more work than I thought it would be. LOTS of trips to Menards, 12 yards of dirt being dropped off in our front yard (we didn't use all of it for this project) and lots of learning from the nice people at the greenhouse.