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Saturday, May 7, 2016

Flower Season has Begun!

What a day.
I'm so glad the weather held off
so I could get a good start on my flowers.

I love country life.
I love old things you can turn into something cute.
I love flowers.
Oh heck...I just love life.

I have decided to do more container gardening,
since that's easier to manage, which then leads to more time sewing.
(There's always an ulterior motive, right?)

 Searching around home, I found some old buckets, the boys old Radio Flyer
they had taken apart to use the wheels for one of they 'inventions' when
they were younger, an old chicken feeder, and all kinds of goodies.

I ripped out the old day lilies and gave them to good homes.
I put landscaping fabric down and then red lava rock,
and followed up with all my cool 'old' stuff.
I have to add a note to let you know I told my hubby I needed 20 bags of rock.
He thought I was a little off my rocker 
and only brought home 15.
Um...yeah....we'll be making a trip to get 5 more bags once he's done working
crazy hours.

I adore how it turned out.

I'll share a few close ups.

The bench makes a great place for the kitties to take their afternoon cat nap.
See Tom poking out there?
The action figure is one I found last year when I was digging up flowers.
My boys left behind all kinds of treasures.
He now makes sure my flowers are safe.

An old tool box filled with three terracotta pots makes for a great display.

The old roaster has housed my chives for the last four years.
They keep coming back, so they  must like it there.
A nice little garnish that also has beautiful flowers.
Win win I would say.

I have always love Spirea bushes.  We bought two of them last year
and planted them in honor of our 30th wedding anniversary.

This old basket didn't have a bottom.
So....I put it in the ground and planed zinnia seeds.
I'll keep you posted on the progress, but I think it's going to look pretty neat.

An old wheel barrel and rake that were going to be discarded.
I'll take those please.

This was a columbine the birds so nicely planted for me a few years ago.  
It comes back every year and has spread.
I LOVE it.

The old waterer (I think I've shared this before),
but it's one of my all time favorites out here. 
I just planted sunflower seeds behind it,
so I'll share those once they are
ready to show off their beauty.

The good 'ol coal bucket.
I believe Santa used it to deliver coal
to the naughty ones.
But now it can be all kinds of pretty housing flowers.

I was able to get out the furniture for the porch.
My favorite past time is sitting on the porch with a cup of coffee, 
or a glass of lemonade,
and do embroidery or read a book.

And the lilacs are in full bloom right now.
The fragrance is heavenly.

What are your gardening plans?
Let me know as I would love to hear about them!

Until next time,
here's to dirty hands, fragrant blooms, and beautiful landscaping.


Melissa P said...

You've been busy!!! It's going to be so full of color and texture when everything starts bushing out and filling in! Can't wait to see what it looks like then.

And I love that table topper! ;)

LethargicLass said...

Cindy! Everything is so beautiful! Wow... what a wonderful garden, love it!

legato1958 said...

How beautiful your plantings are! I really love your deck with the table topper and lilacs and wicker! Happy Mother's Day to you!