Major progress in upstairs bathroom shower!

Finally installed the mirror in the bathroom!
Plywood is up in shower!  (this is simply to correct an error we made in spacing)
Plywood nicely cut around the valve
Pretty fixtures installed over plywood as a test
Pex lines run under the shower seat
Bella the building inspector. We're approved!
Left some messages under the shower seat for future remodelers
Left some messages under the shower seat for future remodelers
The first piece of cement board goes in!!

Our neighbor Brian, who did our bathroom upstairs is also coming over to do the back hallway.

Lots of progress already!

Drywall going up in the back hallway!
Drywall going up in the back hallway!

Installed the shower valves

Shower valves installed
Shower valves installed
Shower valves installed
Shower valves installed
Shower valves installed
Shower valves installed
Shower valves installed

Lots of summer photos

Blue Indigo
Not sure what these are. They're not tulips, and they don't particularly look like irises... A mystery
Front triangle bed. When we moved in back in 2006, the only thing here was the Japanese maple in a sea of lawn
Front sidewalk 'strip' beds. They are SUCH a pain to keep the grass out of!!
Clematis climbing up some twine.
That yellow globes come out in late spring by the front porch. this is the last one for this year!
Our brand new front porch bed! This used to be a sickly dense mass of lily of the valley
Behind the house lies the shade bed. We've got some ferns, heuchera in various shades, some Hostas and a wee baby trillium!
Our Muesli memorial stone and the Japanese Painted Fern we planted above her
Pretty purply-blue flower - an iris perhaps
Veggie bed #1 - swiss chard, beets, leeks, lots of garlic, and a couple of Arbor Day trees in the back!
Veggie bed #2 - peppers galore, 2 types of eggplant, asparagus, tomatoes, and more swiss chard that overflowed from the 1st bed!
Veg bed #3 - 3 or 4 types of squash, 4 different tomatoes, cabbage, brussel sprouts
Veg bed #4 - yet more tomatoes, some cukes and zucchini. I smothered a nasty old blackberry that was here.
It's the attack of the ginormous rhubarb!
Colorful swiss chard
Peppers! Green, yellow, red, hungarian hots.
It's a cucumber already in June!
This is how a yellow zucchini is born!
Some baby tomatoes and the flowers that hint at what's to come.
Back yard white peony
A pink peony in the back yard. I don't know why the previous owners planted such a beautiful flower so far back in the yard!
A self seeded volunteer tree - you get some surprises when you mow as infrequently as I do! It's big enough now to require mulch
Five new arborvitae in the back yard
Raspburgles, kiwis, and the back side of the veggie beds.
Onto the porch - some beautifuly arranged annuals.
Annual pots
Some new plants and a clean deck table
Zoe's massive hanging basket
Steve's smaller hanging basket
Zoe's red rose. It used to be white, until Muesli died and it came up red!
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From the driveway, looking across the garden.
Monarda? In the deckside bed
Monarda I think
'Huskers Red'
Birdbath and a a bit of a summer dead spot! There are tulips and early bulbs here in the spring.
My oriental poppy is flowering! I love this thing!
Oriental poppy and our green traffic cone. (actually the base of a birdbath that fell and broke)
Bachelors buttons and a red fish swimming in the creepers.
Starburst? Can't remember.
Our new pot ($40!) With pot feet and a mock arrangement (they're still in their store pots)
Zoe found this arrangement with TONS of different things in it for a great deal.
Some very lovely smelling pink stuff, and our garden cow mascot.
Bella and the new pot
2011 Summer Photos
2011 Summer Photos
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2011 Summer Photos
2011 Summer Photos

Lots of grass to be killed (I hate grass).

This year, we've discovered lasagne gardening and we're making good use of it to get rid of the green evil.

First, you put cardboard down (appliance boxes)
Then grass clippings (don't just mow it! Grow it!)
Here's another one in-progress in the front.
These two gardens were started last year (close half) and just this spring! (the farther half)
This tomato was started from seed in March! It's at least twice as tall as the store-bought tomatoes! Growing in hay/grass!!
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