Thursday, May 26, 2011
Green and brown, it’s a color match made in heaven!
Our house is painted!!!! Oh sure there are still a few details to be done but the majority of the work (in other words the parts let me garden like normal, replanting, mulching, and the like) are done. It's dark, and I love it! Here is that fabulous Yucca, all planted up. Love it! The group of containers…the one on the right yet to be planted with a Red Banana, (Ensete Maurelii). Doesn’t that dark brown just make the foliage colors POP!? I need to give a big thank you shout out to our painter, Mitch of Brushin’ N’ Rollin’. As you all know one of the biggest concerns I had was how the plants would fare during this project. Well he did a fabulous job! He went above and beyond to be careful and take care of the plants, having to contort himself to get behind and around the Hydrangea and Rhododendron, not to mention the veggie stock tanks in the driveway, placed just a little too close to the house. He was constantly aware of where his feet and ladder went, making his job more difficult than it had to be, and he did it with good humor. You know how sometimes when you’re working with a contractor they tell you one thing and then do another? (“oh sure lady, we’ll be careful”… SMASH!) Not the case here. If you are in the Portland vicinity and looking for a painter I recommend him. He even has a nursery background…so he knows a thing or two about plants! What more could you ask for in a painter (oh ya…he’s good with the paint too!)… The overall “after” shot of the house will have to wait…until the finishing touches happen. Front steps painted, front door painted, window trim painted, brass door hardware changed out for nickel (finally!)…I can’t believe it took is 6 years to do this! I’ll be sure to include a couple of before and transition shots too, because it’s amazing!!!