Monday, July 30, 2012

A Little Mailbox Landscaping

I love rural mailboxes. Sometimes the more rustic and broken down they are, the more charm they have. Especially if there are wild flowers such as Morning Glories growing on them.

I've been wanting to landscape around ours for a while, but lots of other things have been more important and its been HOT and we have had lots of rain storms in the afternoons after work. I didn't know exactly what I wanted to do.

This small problem was solved last weekend when my son called to ask if I wanted to dig up some plants from his house. I was more than happy to and when I got there the plants he was talking about were Monkey Grasses (lirope).

Our mailbox is located across the road from our house and has a big field behind it which currently has sweet potatoes growing in it. We often sit on our porch and watch the deer munching happily on the sweet potato vines.



The Monkey Grass, a potted plant, a sunflower garden flag, some brown mulch and a little work.... well, a LOT of work, all contributed to the finished project:



I have to thank my hubby so much for putting down the newspaper and mulch and mowing around the mailbox, after he had already put in a day's work. I simply couldn't do any more work in the heat and humidity on a July day in Eastern North Carolina!

10 comments:

Debby said...

Your mailbox looks great!! Hubby should get an extra slice of cake for all that work

Impera_Magna said...

Gorgeous... what a difference! Ya done good...

Meggie said...

Very nice, Debbie. It has been very hot in Texas, too!

Wendi said...

A wonderful improvement... great job!

Enjoy your day!

Susannah said...

That must be very pretty to people driving by.

Elizabeth said...

Hi Debbie.
How pretty.
XXOO,
Elizabeth

Auntie M said...

What a great job the two of you did! Thank you for showing us the end result.

Pen Pen said...

So pretty....I love country mailboxes!

ancient one said...

It is pretty Debbie! Someone did some hard work.

Lyn said...

I like the way you did the before and after pics...very neat. You are the NC lady with the green thumb for sure!

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