I tore up some shit in my garden for about five hours yesterday. MyFitnessPal claims I burned over 1200 calories; I took that as a sign to eat buttered popcorn during 21 Jump Street last night after I was done.

Anyway, here is what the garden looked like before:


the green bushes in the back and side were literally growing into the house. Under the paint. Weird. Then we have some random daffodils that did didn’t even know I had near the front.

And here is the after (but the before of adding mulch and praying for those bushes to grow back:


I had H help me take out 2 bushes, and then I added lilacs and hacynithowever you spell them. I realize this looks questionable, but let’s pretend the 2 bushes in the middle and the chrystamican’tspellthiseither have all grown in.

I also added some tulips around one of the trees that used to have some sort of flowers growing around it:


It was windy, let’s pretend they stand up straight.

I realize that is a lot of pretending for one gardening blog post that was supposed to show results…so maybe next so-called garden post I’ll get some mulch and we can pretend the garden went from “what the hell is she doing” to “Kelsey is a Gardening Goddess”.

Kelsey Jones

Kelsey Jones

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Kelsey Jones helps clients around the world grow their social media, content, and search marketing presence. She enjoys writing and consuming all kinds of content, both in digital and tattered paperback form.
Kelsey Jones
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