Sunday, May 8, 2011

Flower Garden Border

Today I spent my time working on the flower garden. I've been wanting a border around it ever since I put it in three years ago. I didn't want to go to the work of doing it until I had the garden the size I wanted. Last fall I made it a bit bigger and decided this size was perfect. 
 I loosened all of the soil with a garden fork and then planted annuals in the new part. Eventually I want to get more perenials, but I need to make a visit to Mom's and get some cuttings of things I don't have. I'll plant some bulbs in the Fall too.
 And last but not least, I had to put the fence back up so the rabbits don't eat everything.

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Flowers and Spring Work

I spent several hours outside today...almost seven to be exact. This morning I went out and bought my flowers. I hit three stores, which wasn't what I was planning, but I wasn't happy with the selection at the first two. I love flowers, but it is so easy to spend a lot of money...and I haven't even started buying for the vegetable garden. Totally worth it though.
I hadn't gotten around to cleaning up my pots last fall so I had to pull out the dead ones and even a couple straggly green ones that somehow survived winter.
 I got six pots done and the space along the side of the garage. I have a problem with critters digging in my flower pots. My mom told me to put rocks in after I get the flowers planted. Works perfect. I still need to plant a few in the garden. The front landscaping was looking a bit blah so I added a new layer of mulch.
 I also got the patio set out of the shed and cleaned it all up and put the cushions on. I sure hope the summer-like weather is finally here to stay. The deck got washed and the garage swept.
 I got a new grill cover since the last one didn't make it through the winter. Another thing that didn't get done in the fall...the grill to the the cover cracked. This new one is fabric-like so it should hold up to the weather better. I also had a couple of side tables to get cleaned up.
Everything is looking good. A few more flowers and vegetables, and I'll be set. Wish I had this much ambition every day!

I even got my first sunburn of the season.  On my way to a great tan...maybe....

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Fence - White Again

Another project that needed to be done was cleaning the white fence that is on one side of my deck. I honestly never thought about cleaning it until I noticed all of the mildew on it late last Fall. It looks so much better now.


Another thing crossed off the list...I love that feeling.