Friday, April 27, 2012

Gardening and home of the week....

Thursday is our garbage pick up day, and despite us living in the country we do have full garbage pick up just like the "city folks!!"  Every other week it's regular garbage bag pick up and every week we have recycling and green box pick up.  In the green box you put food waste and if you have room left over you can put garden waste in there.

I know I should compost, but I have terrible luck with trying to compost, so it's easier and less stressful to put all food waste in this green box.  On a Thursday morning I have started weeding parts of my flower beds and putting the weeds in my green box to fill it up.  Yesterday was no different and just after 7am I was out there weeding.  Decided I would tackle this garden bed:

Didn't get too much done before the green bin was full, but it does look a little tidier. Oh and yes that is snow in the background!!

I got this bed finished off the night before:

And have made a start on this one.

It's hard to believe we are starting our fourth year living here, and I am still trying to tame these flower beds?  I have yet to start on the veggie patch, hoping to make a start on prepping it next week.

This weeks home of the week is not my cup of tea as it just doesn't fit into the neighbourhood, it looks so out of place, don't you think?  I don't mind the actual house itself, I have seen a lot worse, although I have also seen a lot better.  Read the comments, as they are very interesting.

The condo of the week is so not my cup of tea.  It's very obvious that no children live here, how could they with everything so white?  I agree with the comments, that white tiles are a nightmare, as a friend of mine got them in her hallway and kitchen, they were awful to keep clean.  Must say though I think this condo is on par with last weeks red and white fiasco don't you? Oh and who can afford nearly $1,200 in condo fees every month?

6 comments:

North of Wiarton & South of the Checkerboard said...

Twitch grass is nasty business when living in the country, Gill. I haven't even had time to start my flower beds, so any extra time you find yourself with, come on up! LOL Rain rain rain here the past couple days ...

Debby said...

It takes years to build up flower beds and gardens, I think yours are in pretty good sape for just 4 years!! We do compost but not in a fancy way, I just throw it all in a pile in our woodsy area, over time it takes care of itself. WOW, still snow on the ground!!!

Rose said...

Neither are my cup of tea either...and I should be doing some gardening myself.

Jane and Chris said...

AARRGGHH!! The yellow rug nearly blinded me!!!
Jane x

EG CameraGirl said...

Not my style at all! The house looks like it's trying to be a trend setter that changes the neighbourhood - not fit in.

Cash Only Living said...

Your garden looks beautiful (and green...I miss green, everything is brown here). And you are right, who would put that kind of house in that neighborhood?