Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Just Messin In The Garden

Sorry about the lull in blogging ! I haven’t been up to much this past week other than trying to get my gardens in shape.
This first picture was taken last week when my wisteria was blooming , the blooms are almost gone now .
And here is a before , can you tell what I’m about to do ?
Isn’t it amazing what a difference spreading a little mulch around can make ?

I’m happy with how things are looking.
This is a view from the side garden at the end of the porch.
Look at all the buds on this hydrangea bush .
Can’t wait till it’s filled with beautiful blue blooms.
My son brought me more mulch this morning and we filled in the island bed in the front yard . It sure looks better .
Do you like my chair pot ?
Back on the front porch , I finally got my washtub filled .
On the other side of the door is this little vignette .
The Calla Lilly will be planted in the garden soon , just haven’t decided where I want it yet .
The bucket with the brown paper graphic was an idea I saw on Pinterest . Love it !
My son bought me these two huge Bougainvillea hanging plants for my birthday.
Can’t wait to see how big they get , I’ve never had one before .
View from the front island bed back toward the porch .
I have one more island bed out towards the road that is a mess that I have to clean out and refresh .  I wish I had lots of money to spend on plants , I just love it when there are blooms everywhere . Oh well !
I saw this on Pinterest , and it made me count my blessings .
Thank you God ! I am so fortunate !


  1. How wonderful to see your yard flourishing...everything looks so pretty!

    Thanks for the reminder you found on Pinterest. I often need a little reality check like this.

  2. I also love the reminder. Think I need to carry it around with me. My hydrangea bushes have tons of blooms, too. Last year I had hardly any. Your yard is looking great. It's so much work but it's so gratifying. I wondered if you would tell me where you find help with your blog. I'm just wanting to add the Pinterest button & can't seem to find any help. Thanks!

  3. I started my garden 4 years ago after our doggy passed. I think it will be nicer this year after it gets warm - of course! We could still get snow in Colorado. Your pictures are lovely - keep up the good work!

  4. Lovely garden!
    Greetings from Australia♥

  5. Love your wash tub full of flowers and your garden chair. Everything looks so pretty!

  6. Hello, Lovely garden and flowers! Mulch is a chore I need to finish here! Love your creative and whimsical flower pots - chairs, tub etc....I do appreciate you sharing with Home and Garden Thursday,