Some people think the America dream is dead. Not for us! We got our white picket fence.
We went with a classic New England style with black hardware that complements the house beautifully. The asphalt walkway will be replaced with something attractive in the spring by our talented concrete guy.
Here is a before from the street. You may remember this rose garden we planted in the summer. We created this garden area knowing the fence would be installed right behind it.
So there aren't many roses left so it is hard to get the idea of how pretty it will be. Our land is so not level so the fence goes up and down where the land goes up and down!
So now the massive shrubs are in the backyard. I am really looking forward to spring when the roses come back and rhododendrons bloom!
Don't mind our mess here. It was leaf pick up time and the concrete guys still had stuff at our house. It is cleaned up now but right after clean up it snowed and weather has gone downhill since so I haven't taken any better photos.
A before from the back. You can see the old nasty concrete around the foundation too that is all brand new now. The asphalt here is part of the same walkway by the gate so that will be changed out with something pretty too.
The fence fell apart last winter and Jim used his talents to hold it together with some wood and a screw gun! As you can imagine, I was really wanting to replace it.
Our backyard really feels bigger now. The pictures don't quite show the openness but it is there now. Vinyl does not rot so I am happy about that!
The concrete guys' stuff again there!
We are going to dig up the rhododendrons.
You may notice a little black trim now on the shed that is not in the before photo. I am working on making it cuter. Hopefully in the spring it will look as I envision.
We may keep the 2 huge burning bushes there though. The rhododendrons surround them now. I would like to save the rhododendrons by transplanting but they are quite tall and ancient so we are not sure how that will go.
We have all winter to think about what we want to do now.
Well that is our last major project for 2016! Now for a hopefully quiet winter.
Thank you for stopping by! Enjoy your week. ~Val