Oh, I have been loving spring in Oklahoma so far! We have had an unusual bit of warmth that doesn't ordinarily come til later I've been told. But I have been enjoying it very much!
Our new sod that was laid in January and very, very dormant at the time is all turning green and I get really jazzed about that! Pretty silly, huh?
I've been working on some plans for the entire yard landscape because all we really have right now is the grass and a bit of landscaping in the front of the house, some boxwood hedge babies, ornamental bamboo, some day lilies, a dwarf crape myrtle and some holly and other bushes that I don't know what they are.
Right now I am thinking of a full sun garden on one side of the house and a partial shade garden on the other side, both with lots of flowers and each with some sort of water feature, most likely fountain-like. In the back yard, I have room for about 8 fruit trees, a large area for some raised vegetable gardens, a gazebo, a grape trellis arbor that leads into the veggie garden, an Italian tile patio with a pergola overhead for outdoor dining, some limestone pathways and at the far rounded end of the tile patio, a firepit to settle around once the sun goes down. Lots of annuals and perennials, flowering bushes and multi-color greenery for added visual interest. I'll still have plenty of room for grass too and a real compost area! WooHoo!
As I mentioned on another thread methinks, its going to be at least a 3 year plan to get it all in place, but I am so excited. I've never been able to start from scratch before and I love outdoor gardening. Hehehe, all I have planted so far is some pansies in the planter boxes attached to the mailbox. It's a start! My hubby is such a love. He bought me a hedge trimmer the other day. Edward Scissorhands, watch out!