#WeekendCoffeeShare: Garden Update and Front Yard Transformation So far

Good morning or afternoon and welcome. Coffee? Tea?

If we were having coffee, I would tell you the one word I would use to describe this week – unmotivated. Why? For so many reasons which I detailed in my Friday Thoughts post. Oh, and unfortunately, I’m working today. I can usually get things done with some overtime during the week but this is urgent matter, apparently, the boss wants all September invoices done ASAP and I’ll just work the weekend to get it all done.

If we were having coffee, I would tell you it looks like winter might be arriving early this year. There’s been heavy rain this week, rain we desperate need. Unfortunately, it’s accompanied by wind. It always is. Thankfully, there weren’t too much damage this time.

According to the weather forecast, first frost of 2021 might be arriving next week. I’m nervous about that and it’s got me ordering frost blankets for my plants and I even got one for my 7-tier planter, which, if I might say, is not doing too bad. I have some seedling that should be ready to transfer today or tomorrow, granted if it stops raining.

My 5-tier planter might be done for the year next week when the temperature dips below 32 degree-F (0 degree-C). The only thing left in there are marigolds, cosmos, tomatoes, and sunflower. I pulled out the cucumbers and overwintered my peppers this week. This 7-tier planter has my cool weather plants – lettuces and other leafy greens – which should survive a little longer with the assistance of a frost blanket.

If we were having coffee, I would show you the before and after of my front yard.

It’s been a ride with this front yard – full of hard work, anger, and frustration. This is definitely not what I had planned in the beginning. This is more of mom’s vision than mine. I had never envision so many red bricks nor did I imagine red bricks planters. Once again, mom took over but then it was the only way to get help as her family will only help her, not me. It’s never me.

Mom is feeling like a hero right now. She keeps saying, “If it weren’t for me, you’d never get it done. It’d never look so pretty.” The way she says that makes me not want to help anyone. It’s all one-sided anyway. I help them, they’d never help me in return, not unless mom’s present.

If we were having coffee, I’d tell you I know what you’re thinking. The yard is missing something – rocks. I’m waiting on it. The 17 tons (no joke) of rocks will be delivered on 20th of this month. So I’ll have an update on this soon.

I do hope it stops raining though so I can go out and plant some spring flower bulbs in the planters.

I would thank you for joining me in this edition of #weekendcoffeeshare and hope we’ll both return next week.

14 thoughts on “#WeekendCoffeeShare: Garden Update and Front Yard Transformation So far

  1. Hi YingLan,

    Well – given we really should not be doing normal lawns anymore, the design does look nice but I regret that you feel that you lost your vision to that of you mom’s.

    It must be very hard dealing with her.

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    1. Hi Gary, my mother is a difficult person to deal with but if you ask anyone other if me and her family, they’ll say she’s the nicest person ever. Oh yeah, wait until you hear what she says about that person behind their backs.
      And if you’ve read enough of the weekend coffee share, you’ll know I never get what I want. 😉 Not while mom’s around anyway.


  2. Wow!! I love how the front yard is coming together! Maybe when I get a job that is closer to my home or if my next job allows me to start earlier, I could start working on the yard during the week.

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  3. That will be a big change for you in your front area. It should help with water bills and maintenance so you can concentrate on your container gardening. Your weed barrier looks good and is so important!

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