Landscaping our home

When I got home last night, my plan was to make dinner then run out to a craft store and pick up some supplies for a new project I want to try. So, I threw some chicken in the oven and asked the hubby to pour me a glass of wine, and I relaxed…

… for six minutes.

And then the UPS man came and delivered my package — guess who has a Ravens collar and leash now!!??!!

Totally cheesin’ it.

And then my dad called. We went out to dinner on Monday to discuss the possibility of landscaping our house this weekend and the hubby and I decided to go for it. So my dad called  last night to take me to Home Depot so he and I could pick out plants for the front of our house.

Here’s the front of our house now:

It’s not so pretty. We need shutters and a new door, plants to fill the empty-ish bed on the left, and to majorly trim back those crazy rose bushes. I also want to rid the front of our house of the fence that lines our sidewalk and the wood lining out two planter beds– it doesn’t match anything, especially with our new fence. Oh, and our well cap is pretty ugly, too.

So we shopped! Check out our sweet haul:

We filled almost the entire bed of the truck with plants. Here’s what we got…

Two tall grass plants to anchor each side of the bed:

Four Japanese Holly shrubs for either side of the low window and two mini holly plants for right below the window:

Six purple cone flowers (not sure where they are going):

Six of these purple flowers (Go Ravens!), but I can’t remember the name of them — I’m quite the horticulturist, huh?:

And ten liriope plants:

I am very excited to see how it all comes together. I think it will help the curb appeal of our house a whole lot.

AND, on top of all of this landscaping fun, I have SIX huge tomatoes ready to be picked tonight.

Got any fun plans for the weekend?