This was stage 1 of the fence. Well two weekends ago, we finally finished stage 2, staining the fence. We really weren't loving the multi-colored look above. Anyway, we freaked out at first because the stain was NOT going on the way we expected. Luckily, this problem went away once we got past the fence gate. For some reason they made the gates out of a different grain of wood or something. Either way, it had a ton of fibers coming off of it...I like to call it the "hairy" gate. :) Anyway, we spent almost all weekend working the fence.. and about 6 gallons of stain later... and a ton of work..it now looks like this (the picture is kinda dark.. sorry):
Anyway, we are loving the outcome. The fence color almost matches our front door now, and for the most part it is all the same color!
Also, here are some prettiful pictures of what these trees can look like eventually.
Apple.... notice the pretty pink/white flowers.. soo pretty
And there you have it.... please feel free to comment and we would always love suggestions for other flowers, bushes, plants, and trees for our front and backyard... post away!