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Knee Deep In Yard Work

beautiful landscaping with palms, roses and ground cover.

Having a beautiful yard does take work.  Most of this I do myself.  Once in awhile, we have a gardener who shows up.  I have been working in this yard for weeks.  My work is almost done! Yea....My 67 year old body feels it too.
pink blooms surrounding statue.
This statue caught my eye years ago at a nursery.  I have often thought about adding lights to the eyes. I think it would look fabulous at night.
Lush landscaping surrounding the steps to out pool.
Steps down to the pool area just give me quite a workout. I also need to pressure wash some of these steps.
Interest man made pavers leading to spa.
The back steps, which are pavers, my handy hubby made.
We need to re-do the rope lighting along the walkway. Our helper accidentally cut the rope.
Hillside of lush St John's Wort.I planted each and every plant after my chemo treatments.
St. John's Wort is starting to bloom.  It looks so pretty when it is in full bloom.  We cannot find the photo of me planting each and every plant after I went through chemo .
Our pool area with outdoor kitchen and palapa.
Loving our pool area.  I hope some of the Grandkids visit this summer. I enjoy the pool during our hot summer days.  My husband really doesn't enjoy it, unless it is like bath water.
Our yard complete with a sand volleyball court.
I also pulled weeds, raked and cleaned up the volleyball court. My husband sprays roundup every year, but some of those weeds are stubborn and have to be pulled out or raked.  This work was a killer on my shoulder.
lush green landscaping surrounds our front entrance

A lovely view from our front entrance.
I have two more areas to trim.  The waterfall area, which I climb into and make my way down to the edge of the waterfall, plus a small area by the statue.  I have also pressure washed most of the pool area.  All in all, it is so worth doing the work.  The payoff is definitely rewarding.

We are also in the middle of a guest bathroom renovation.  The tiling will start tomorrow.  Look for a post in the future.

On a final note, The Traveling Totes Group is having a giveaway with a MacKenzie Childs storage box, starting June 1st, 2017.
Some of you know, I am the newest member. To get a chance to win, please visit our host, Rita from Panoply  tomorrow and leave a comment on her blog.  Look for my post tomorrow.

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Rita with Miss Luna C @ Panoply
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  1. Hats off to my gardener and lovely wife. Love Paul

  2. Linda, your garden area is beautiful. Girl, I do not know how in the world you keep up with all that! WAY too much work for me. I worked out in my little veggie and herb garden this past Monday and it dang near killed me! Everything looks so pretty. Hugs and blessings, Cindy

  3. Oh that multi faced statue is just stunning! I can't get over how lovely your yard is. My yard is half the size and I struggle to keep up with it. Have a wonderful sun filled week.

  4. My gawd, that's a lot of work but what a beautiful result! Love your beach hut 'n umbrellas area too!

  5. Linda, first off your gardens are gorgeous! You have so many interesting spaces that are full of beauty. You and I are the same age and we do all of our work as well. Hey, it keeps us young and off the streets! Ha. Have a nice afternoon by your gardens and maybe a dip in the pool. ♥

  6. AnonymousMay 31, 2017

    Beautiful garden. Thanks for sharing.

  7. Linda, your gardens are gorgeous! See you on the First :-)

  8. Linda you are amazing keeping up all the yard work that you do. I know first hand the work involved since we do ours too and I don't have as much as you do. Love your garden and all the beautiful areas that make it so special. Yes, adding lights to the statue eyes would be dramatic at night.
    Take care and rest up when you can. xo

  9. You have such a beautiful estate Linda,I can't believe you do most of the gardening yourself, wow! My knees and shoulder hurt just reading about it! Gorgeous!!

  10. Oh, my goodness, wouldn't I just love to see all this beauty in person. And, to think that you do most of the upkeep yourself. Have mercy, that's so impressive! You are a woman of many talents for sure. Enjoyable post!

  11. Linda, your gardens are stunning.I sure hope your Gardner shows up more that not. I am impressed you do most of it! Thanks for the garden tour..........

  12. What a paradise! I can see all the trimming and sculpting you did- lots of work! That statue would be awesome with the eyes lit! Having a swimming pool is such a nice luxury!

  13. No wonder you have aches! Your garden is lovely but very large.It is fabulous.

  14. It looks awesome!!! I am doing the same thing here - on a much smaller scale!!

  15. Oh Wow....amazing, and so are you!!!!

  16. Hello, my sweet Linda, your garden is gorgeous! What a lovely and wonderful gardenarea!
    This time of the year, I am in my tiny garden too, as often as I find time!
    Wishing you a wondeful week and a lovely gardenweekend ahead,
    sending much Love and hugs to you, my dear friend,
    Claudia xo

  17. Fabulous gardens!! FAB..and MG I've done nothing all winter and my first hard gardening week is still visiting my back..:(

  18. You have done an outstanding job on that property, Linda. It is absolutely gorgeous. Your hard work has all paid off because look how beautiful it all is. I hope you get to spend some time out there and just relax and enjoy it--but I suspect you are like me and relax by 'doing something'
    Have a wonderful first day of June-Love to you- xo Diana

  19. Wow, your gardens are amazing!! We have been working on just getting our grass to grow this year. I'm doing a little bit of landscaping, too, but nothing like your bit of paradise! I know you and your family will have a VERY enjoyable summer after all of your hard work. Happy weekend!

  20. Linda, your yard is amazing! Truly this should be in a magazine!!

  21. That is one beautiful, big garden. I am very impressed that you maintain it mostly on your own! (Surely you jest about your age! I nearly fell over, Linda. You make 67 look fabulous! )

  22. I think I could plan my next vacation right there in your gardens. It is amazing!
    :) gwingal

  23. What a spectacular entrance and garden Linda! I agree with Vee, what an undertaking by yourself and why you look so good :)

  24. Linda, I am so amazed that you do most of the gardening! And to think after chemo, you planted every single one of the St. John's Wort...I am in awe of your stamina. The pool area looks like a tropical retreat along with the volleyball court. Your hard work has paid off with gorgeous results! Thanks for sharing at Gardens Galore!
    Pam @ Everyday Living


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