We finally tackled a project that we've been thinking of doing for quite some time. This multi-trunk tree is a beautiful accent to our yard but is a pain in the @$$ to mow around. In fact, the last time I mowed around it I bent the throttle linkage on the mower from bashing into in the wrong way. Whoops!
Mr. G and I have no landscaping experience. We didn't have a clue what we were doing. During the process there was lots of sweat, a couple trips to Home Depot and a few cuss words muttered.
Today I planted the annuals, I picked up at 75% off, in pots. I decided to wait to plant perennials until next year. I have lots of hostas in need of division for starters.
I used a trick I learned on Pinterest for the pots. Place a coffee filter in the bottom of the pots instead of a terracotta shard or rock to block the drainage hole. Genius!
The kids have been having a blast with all the trimmings around the yard as well. They've created some sort of "survivor-hunger games" type scenario. We've had up to 5 kiddos playing peacefully together with a 10 yr age span in total. Amazing!!
I love the imagination they can muster...check out the "campfire" with cooking spit.