Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Waterfall area

This is somewhat what the area looked like when we moved into our home. The previous owners never did much to the yard. The far south side of the yard was a steep hill with gravel thrown down on it. We decided this area would be great for a waterfall and walkway down into the yard. My landscaper was Utah landscaping and Chip the owner came up with a great design incorporating the waterfall and walkway together. 

Monday, July 20, 2015


Hi.  I wanted to start a journal about my gardening experiences.  I got a notebook for that purpose and then felt I needed more than that.  I want to remember the things I plant, the mistakes I make, and the way things change in my yard.  I needed an easy way to show that process through pictures.  So here I am blogging about the adventures in my yard.  I named the blog "My Yard is my Playground" because I feel that way.  I feel great joy and happiness planting and gardening.  But also we bought out house with the intention of making our yard a place our children would want to be and a place we could entertain.

To introduce myself.  I am Laura.  I love buying plants, gardening, taking pictures, hiking, biking, running, painting, taking piano lessons and watching my children grow.  I have three kids and a cat that keep me busy and a husband who sometimes works far too many hours. I hate laundry and cooking and really like a clean house, but find the process never-ending and awful. 

When we bought our home the 1/2 acre yard was a weed filled blank slate. It's been fun transforming it.