Tuesday, May 7, 2013

The New Flower Garden

This beautiful day was a work day in the yard today! The tools were gathered, the good soil was purchased, and the flowers were chosen! The weather was a bit warm, but we drank a lot of weather and got a lot done!

I snapped this picture earlier this spring before Duane cleaned out the overgrown bed. It was full of roses that spread all over the place and lots of ground cover that was just chocking the area and NOT what I wanted to look at any more.

This is how it looked after Duane cleaned it all up! It's almost a triangle shape. We will get bark for both paths on each side of the new bed when I'm done planting.

A cart full of new plants for my new flower bed. Lots of fun and different flowers. I wasn't sure what I would pick. I love the's like being an artist and getting to create something special.

Here's the finished project! I was so happy just to get in and dig in the dirt all day! It's good therapy.

I went with lots of pinks and purples and whites. I hope to finish my front tomorrow afternoon. Jim and I will be going over to dad's in the morning to help him with a project.

Just watched the news and our warm summer like weather is to continue. It's been in the 80's and really dry. I had to water the lawn today! I have lived in this little house for 37 years and I have never watered the the lawns in May! Jim put his veggie garden in today too, so we will be watering!


Rosetta said...

Linda,la tua aiuola è bellissima!Baci,Rosetta

OP SHOP MAMA said...

How exciting! I really need to put a new flower garden in..
And nice to meet you!

Pam~ Virginia Retro said...

Whew, 80's - too soon for that heat! Looks great!

We have low 70's, loving it. Worked my garden patio pots yesterday. Happy gardening!

Susan said...

Wow, Linda. You and Jim have been in your house for 37 years? That is so awesome.

The flowers are going to be gorgeous. Thanks for sharing. Susan p.s. What KINDS did you get?

GardenofDaisies said...

I love your choice of colors in your new garden! Very pretty hardy geraniums and pinks and... not sure what else you've got there.