Sunday, April 26, 2009

SATURDAY'S WORK

I love working outside! Give me a plant, hoe, rake, and lawn mower over a broom and mop any day. I will admit it becomes a little harder in the heat of July and August here in Alabama, but I still love being outside. My husband and I spent the entire day working out yesterday and I'm showing a few pictures now so you can see the difference in a few weeks after the growth. This picture is as you come down my front steps. It'll really be pretty as the flowers get big and fill in.

The pictures loaded so randomly....but these are some flowers I planted yesterday. I tried to think "outside the pot" as Cathy tells us to do when I planted in a basket yesterday. I even used her idea with a little polka dot ribbon!

My husband worked so hard on this area for several days and finished it yesterday. We have had these pavers in our backyard for years. He asked if I'd like for him to make another sitting area out front because that is where every one gathers when we have friends over. I think he did a great job. I have had the table for years and got a little wild with my spray paint but love that "Carribbean Blue" color. I have another chair that isn't showing and they are both lime green. Kinda wild in my old age!!


This is a different angle of the flower bed from the first picture..(told you these pictures loaded crazy).



Remember to think "outside the pot" when planting according to Cathy! More pictures as they grow.



12 comments:

Tomatoe Creek Prims said...

Wow...what a beautiful show of flowers and containers. Here in PA we aren't that far along in our planting. Love the bows and containers that you used and absolutely adore that "blue" table!!! I'd love to sit there and enjoy the flowers:) Great job to you both!
Rondell

Zaroga said...

All your works look beautiful!

codie lee said...

yah for gardening!!! ..and i am LOVING the blue table.. like in love.

Gran said...

Wow, that is exactly how I spent my Saturday! Bottoms up in the garden, just like Mrs. Heard! It is beautiful! Good job....

Lorrie said...

Hi Sue, isn't Spring gardening just the best? Seeing the pots and beds filled with color after wintertime always makes me feel so good.

I have a dear friend who gave me a "recipe" for container planters that I try to follow because they turn out so well--Use a "thriller"--something tall and eye catching; a "filler" more sort of a background plant that will fill in, and then a "spiller" something that falls over the edge of the pot. So simple yet so effective!

StitchinByTheLake said...

I worked in the yard Saturday too but didn't get nearly as much done as you! blessings, marlene

Shannon said...

Everything looks so great! I love all your different planters and baskets. So pretty!

K.ASH =] said...

your house is beautiful year round, but i absolutely LOVE what you got going this year :]

Linda / Behind My Red Door said...

Oh Sue, what a pretty pretty site for hot eyes. You worked your magic with those plants. I'd lovce to sit and sip come cool tea amongst them.

This heat wave is VERY unusual as I said in my post. It will be 40 tonight and 60 during the day tomorrow and stay that way fro week on now. Back to normal!! YEAH!!

Have a great week! hugs, Linda

This Country Girl said...

Absolutely beautiful, Sue! That's alot of hard work, but boy will it be worth it! That's such a happy place! You and your hubby did a wonderful job! Love that ribbon around the bucket of flowers!

Tammy

Edwina at The Picket Fence said...

Absolutely beautiful. I just love the springtime and flowers.

codie lee said...

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