I have been toying with the idea now for a few years of turning my front yard onto a wildflower garden. I've seen a few around that I just love and I've always enjoyed just parking my car in front of their yards and taking it all in. Well, I did it!. It will take a few years for everything to grow in and be the way I want it but it's a start. Also may I mention that I will be saving quite a bit on water. I added a little fish pond because I found it at a yard sale for $3.00 and I had the pump and fountain left over from a previous pond. I recycled some old tires to build it up and make the planter around it. Thanks to my Grand-Nephews Logan and Jacob and of course my Caleb for helping me move the rocks. I didn't realize we had so many rocks in our yard. I got a load of mulch from our local dump and after killing the grass, spread it all around. I have some flowers and veggies and strawberries planted so far. The big tire in the corner is for potatoes and there are giant sunflowers planted behind it. I love my little grass walkway lined with rocks. For some reason it reminds me of walkways that I have seen in some national parks. I love to sit on the "Grammy" swing and just relax and enjoy. Of course it's even better if I have a grandkid or two to rock with me.
I am the Mother of 7 grown kids and Grams to 14 of the most beautiful and loving Grandkids in the whole world. My family is my life. My husband is working in Iraq right now so I try to keep busy so I won't miss him too much.