Front Yard and Back Yard views – Start of May

Here are a couple of quick pics of the back yard and a plot in the front yard. I spent part of sunday last week deciding on how to expand the garden in the back yard. It should be a fairly easy process, just a whole lotta digging. But the front yard, that has been a problem over the years.

There is this small plot of land in the front yard between the house and a brick sidewalk. Last year I planted two rose bushes, which were a hybrid called Margaret Chase Smith (after the US Senator from Maine). The only reason that I picked the Smith roses was that I recognized the name, because my sister had a biography of Smith from one of her college classes.

Well both of those roses barely lasted a year. So it’s time for a new plan. With the plan being to dig up that whole plot of land, and fill it with better soil. Since the soil that is currently there, is beyond sub-par.

I guess we’ll see how it turns out this year. But I’ll probably fill it will dill, poppy and a couple of other flowers. Just to keep it simple.