Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Plants and a funny dad!!

So, your dad asks you
If you want a few amaryllis starts. Or say sure. Uhm, yeah a HUGE Krogers plastic bag full!! Well not to be rude and tell him NO WAY do I have room for all these, you find s spot (or four)



So the original place I thought of was behind the curve in the wall. OK they fit here but I had a half bag left....hummmm where to put them. Daisy plant I discovered was way to big for that spot anyway was relocated to a pot (once it gets a drain hole it will be put up by the hose reel). I need to replace the citronella (on the right edge of this shot) that did not survive the winter (lesson learned / they are NOT hearty). Note the wet ground. Yep it sprinkled on me while planting.


Ok either side of the monkey grass behind the grill will work!! Only one small spot of monkey grass needed to be relocated :)

Then off to take a few pictures :)


Such a pretty BRIGHT yellow!!


The first yellow was very pale...


And the new daisies are loving life. OK, only two of three but I'm hopeful :) (the red wasn't photo worthy !)

Sunday, May 1, 2016

New bedroom decor

I decided the bedroom was too DARK and changed some things up. The biggest change is the curtains.






The bottom is a older picture but you get the drift. Dark curtains, dark bedding. Dark room

And while out shopping for curtains at The Warehouse I found some cute rugs.



My first thought was little house laundry room, then I saw the yellow and thought why not MY laundry room too??


So I got one for my house too :)

Yard work

We will start with a few weeks ago


Amaryllis just stating to bloom


A little while later really picking up!


And a few more with my variegated starting to open


They're so pretty.


They practically glow!


Wisteria just starting.


Some new petunias.





Just starting and newly weeded.





And now mulched!


Volunteers from last year





Verbena going strong.

















I added some flox to the mix for some ground cover. We shall see how this goes.


A new rescue plant.


Some more verbena.


A few replacement daisies. I lost quite a few last winter.


Some concrete to hold my hose guide!!


And some more concrete projects :)


Too cute!!