Friday, May 22, 2009

Another Big Idea

Every time we go to Las Vegas, I seem to get a "big idea" that I just have to follow up on. Last year I was inspired by the Paris hotel and fell in LOVE with those gorgeous chandeliers in the lobby. They ended up being the theme of my little Angel's wedding. This year, during our trip to Vegas, something else caught my eye, started me thinking about a big idea. I'm just Hooked on BIG IDEAS!

See this picture of the Big Guy sitting in front of the Venetian?There's just something about symmetrical plantings of shrubbery that get's my blood pumping. I've always wanted a formal garden but, until now, haven't been able to realize my vision. This picture got me thinking. Uh oh........Tamara's getting that FEELING again. Bet ya' can't guess what it was this time.

These wild ideas of mine just bubble around in the back of my brain until the right moment.........and then.......VIOLA! Out of the the blue, the Big Guy just makes them happen. You didn't think I would do this by myself, did you?! I'm not strong enough to lug Boxwoods around like HE can. And he looks way better doing this kind of hard, physical labor than anyone I know. I mean, look at those GUNS! I enjoyed watching him flex and bend. That sweaty brow of his is just.......HOT!

It wasn't long though, before he had to call in the cavalry, though. He's not as young as he used to be. The Big Guy felt that the young fella's are far better suited to digging than he is. So, Junior and Son-in-law got roped into helping out. My little Angel loves watching her fella flex and bend too! So, we sat together on the porch drinking lemonade and enjoying the show. Watching men at work.......IT'S A BEAUTIFUL LIFE.

In the end, it proved even too much for the cavalry and we had to recruit a few members of the greenhouse staff to finish off the job. Good thing we have a large pool of recruits to pull from!

All the hard work really paid off and I now have my formal garden out front. I just love it when a plan comes together, don't you?

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12 Responses to “Another Big Idea”

Tamara Jansen said...

OK, I wanted to say "VOILA" in my post today but instead wrote "VIOLA". I have decided that, since I have viola's on the brain at this time of year, I will not correct the's just too funny :)

Darla said...

There is just something about watching the men in your life work those muscles, I agree! It looks very lovely.

Terry said...

You did at least offer your guys some lemonade, right? Those boxwood look great. The are kings among ordinary bushes.

Pam Kersting said...

Looks nice. Now tell us what shrubs and standard trees you used. Are they boxwoods? English?

Cass @ That Old House said...

Ah, men at work. My favorite spectator sport!

Love the formal plantings of the boxwood -- very nice!

As for the goofy looking conifer in our border, I am not sure what it is -- some sort of spruce I guess -- but I'm expecting it to return to the mother ship any day now.

It is a VERY strange tree. I was going to have Howard dig it out, but I am strangely attached to it now, and want to see what it is when it grows up. I may regret this.

Thanks for visiting! LOVE the boxwood... I could use some here at That Old House!

Tootsie said...

YOU of ALL people should not say out loud that annuals are too much work! lol
your stuff looks very nice! I one day will need to slip over and check out all of this in person!
I'll even bring the beers! lol

southerninspiration said...

Ooooh, those look great!


shopannies said...

lovely pictures and what a life to have men like that to work for you

Richie's 2ts Inspires said...

This is what I call "A happy life". Being together with family and loveones counts the most.

I love seeing them in action, specially the BIG GUY *wink

Have a wonderful w/end w/ the fellas.

Rosa said...

That looks AWSOME Tam!

Rosa said...

Now if only I could spell!
I meant awesome. . . lol

April said...

Oh my, that's a lot of Boxwoods. What good men. I love the circle drive...I swear that is in my future. Now, I need to go tell Clay about a circle drive with boxwoods.