Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Butterfly garden update

While grandpa has been doing the trim on the inside, grandma has been busy planting the new butterfly garden. Here are the results so far.
Different corners, inside and out, will have different kinds of flowers. This is the rose corner.
Japanese plum and flowers.
Veggies, berries, and flowers.
This corner will soon be filled with yellows, blues, and purples.
Here are some plants waiting to be planted in the other corners.
Here is grandma's Mother's Day surprise--a garden swing with trellis.
To provide shade from the trellis, there is a bleeding heart vine on one side...
and passion fruit on the other.
Butterflies have already discovered their new garden.
Check back to see the fountain and the other flowers we will be adding.

Sunday, May 17, 2015

Finishing up the upstairs

The upstairs rooms are almost done and ready for staging. Now that our guest workers bees of the past two months have left and no longer are living in the rooms upstairs, I could get back to the finishing touches, especially the trim around the upstairs windows. Here are the results. The guest bedroom:
The loft:
The guest bathroom:
The bedroom with the children's toys:
The building plans had sections labeled "access to void by owner." Here is how I made the access in the study. Notice the lovely floor that was installed by Chrissy and Debbie when they visited in March.
Next is to do the window coverings, create storage shelves in the closets, and make a place for everything and put everything in its place. Then we'll work on finishing up the trim downstairs.