Tuesday, May 15, 2012

One Project Down

The seating area is finished in the back of the garden.  Now we can move onto other projects, cleaning up and weeding.  Sure seems never ending at times.

everything is planted and trimmed

Bella's new bench
Jennifer gave me for Mother's Day

we can enjoy listing to the water
in the stock tank

view from behind
looking towards the flower garden

Bella's new swing Mom got her
Stella d'oros are in full bloom

We had a very nice Saturday temperature wise and managed to get the shed cleaned out and better organized.  I had plans to dig holes for our telephone poles but the forecast said rain early in the afternoon. We headed out early in the morning and about that time it started sprinkling so we worked in the shed and got the truck loaded for the dump.  

Sunday was a very wet day.  The rain finally moved in late Saturday evening and by the time Monday morning arrived our rain gauge had 6 1/2" of rain in it.  We had puddles where we've never had puddles before.  Thank goodness we are on top of a hill.  Now we are back in the 80s and sunny starting today through the weekend. Hopefully it will stay that way and we can get a lot done in the garden.

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Yard Sale Treasures

We seen an ad for a yard sale last Friday morning.  Mom and Bella were there when they started and found these 2 concrete pots for $20 each.  Score a bit hit for us.  Last summer we found the columns at a moving sale for $25 ea.  The new pots fit perfectly and look great.

planted with dark red ivy geraniums

planted with dark red geraniums

stock tank I picked up Friday also for $20
seen this in a front yard on the way to work
perfect for the water lily Patricia gave us

Bartzella Itoh Peony
found at Lowe's for $29.99
such a steal we got 3

I sure hope the rest of the summer comes with more great bargains like we just found. 

We had storms roll through Sunday evening and they dropped 2 1/4" of rain and hail.  We sure needed the rain but not that fast and sure didn't need any hail.  A cool front has come through now and the temps will be in the 70s the rest of the week.  Awesome weather for sure.

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

My Favorite Peonies

Sword Dance


Coral Charm

After a couple of weeks in the 70s with a few colder days thrown in we are back in the 80s this week and it is wonderful.  The garden is full of beauty and blooms.  It is such a joy to work in and sit in our new patio by the stock tank.