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Neighbor’s, Who Needs Them!

Posted by Jake on 15 March, 2009

I left yesterday at like 1pm and I return home around 10pm and what to I see over my fence? A trampoline, with a net, very close to our side of the fence. My neighbors apparently stimulated the economy too, lol. I am now planning on plants to block it. What is annoying is from the upstairs window I can see it is put off on that side when there is a ton of space in the center of the yard. The backyards in most Florida neighborhood are not large enough to have trampolines, there is barely enough room to landscape. Very annoying! The kids are like 14, in like a year or two they will quit playing on it. I may sound mean, but if they hadn’t had one by now, then it seems kind of late to me. I quit playing on them around 15 and so did a lot of my friends. 

I pray they have a plan for it during a Tropical Storm or Hurricane, because it is coming right for my backyard!

Seriously?

Seriously?

It is a lot closer than the picture makes it appear! I am okay with it if I can block. Those neighbors have been nothing but nice since we moved in. We don’t really talk, but if you are out when they are they wave or say hello. Anyway, I will post my new landscaping pictures tomorrow or the next day, I am too tired to do it now.

Have A Great Day,

Jake

2 days until St. Patrick’s Day!

5 days until Spring Begins!

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Saturday…A Success!

Posted by Jake on 15 March, 2009

Saturday went pretty well I suppose. I had a coupon for buy 1, get 1 package of bulbs for Home Depot. I had every intention to just get the two packages, but they had four types I wanted. I still don’t think 4 packages for 3 packages was that bad. Especially considering Home Depot gives a generous amount of bulbs per package. Two packages have 36 bulbs, one package 20, and one is an Elephant Ear, so only one bulb was in the package, but it is rather large.

The bulbs I purchused are:

Acidanthera(Abyssinian Gladiolus)
Crocosmia ‘Red King’
Tigridias(Mexican Shellflower)
Elephant Ear(Alocasia ‘Odora’

I was then at Wal-Mart where I bought my edging and mulch and what do I spy sitting out in front of the Garden Center doors, $7.00 Knockout Roses, the double flowered kind. I bought two, they are small, but the way Roses grow they should put on some good size by even July.

My next goal was to get a bistro table with chairs for the front porch. I found one for a total price of $98 at Bed, Bath, and Beyond of all places. I will of course get pictures of it tomorrow when I put the table together. I needed a small table because it is a small area. It is one of the few houses in my neighborhood and in others that has such a “big” space near the front door.

Tomorrow I am also mulching the current areas in the backyard and will be putting in the new beds, so a full schedule for tomorrow.

The weather about 5pm turned just ugly it was sunny and then all of a sudden it truned cloudy and the fog came rolling in. This is the second day it has done this, it did it yesterday, weird, uh?

It looks like after today I did my fair share to stimulate the economy. I cringe thinking about it, lol, I like to save not spend, but I will start saving once it gets to hot to do anything outside, so like next week, lol, kidding. While I do think it is rather hot I will probably be working in the yard atleast through April.

Have A Great Day,

Jake

2 days until St. Patrick’s Day!

5 days until Spring Begins!

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