Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

Happy St. Patrick’s Day everyone!

Today is the day when everyone wears green, drinks green beer and speaks in an Irish accent, so let’s talk about something else that is green: gardens!

In my last two posts, you’ve seen the stages of our hyacinths in bloom and today they were fully blooming and beautiful!

Our front gardens are looking really great, with the exception of the garden off to the side of our garage. It leaves something to be desired.

I’ve neglected this garden in past years, but this year I will try to focus on getting some nice plants added and spruce it up a bit.

For the gardens out front, we would like to add a stone wall and edge off the gardens from the grass. This will help keep the weeds around the grass area down as well.

When it’s finished it should look something like this:

As it continues to warm up outside, we will be spending time sprucing up our yard and building our curb appeal.

We are also planning to do some work on the back yard in the near future. We want to add a patio or deck and eventually put some landscaping and a vegetable garden back there. Right now it’s very plain.

I started collecting ideas for our backyard plans on my Backyards Pinterest board.

I’m looking forward to having a backyard that is usable and we can entertain and cook out with friends. Right now there is nothing in our backyard but a tree and our grill. It’s very boring.

So in other news, we are getting closer to finding a new couch for our living room (hooray!). We’ve narrowed it down to this couch at Ikea:

KARLSTAD Corner sofa 2+3/3+2 IKEA A range of coordinated covers makes it easy for you to give your furniture a new look.

The couch comes as separate pieces so you can come up with multiple configurations. Now we just need to figure out what configuration we want. It will be awesome to finally have a couch that sits more than three people. We only have seating for three in our living now and it makes movie night with friends a little difficult.

Look for future updates on our gardens and couch!

Enjoy the St. Patrick’s Day festivities!

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