Monday, May 21, 2012


Happy Monday to you~
Every year when my sweetie leaves on his golf trip, I go crazy in our yard and spend oodles on plants. This year I decided to scale back alot and told him I'd only be getting some six packs as well as a birdbath; in all honesty I did really scale back(I only got a 1/3 of what I normally do)but it was more than I planned. I've got some pots filled with petunias, johnny-jumpups and one very nice pot. However, now that I've started the planting, I'm feeling the need to get more six packs for the beds.
This bed contains wild roses that pop up everywhere and my daylillies continue to spread.  If you click on the pic, you can see the cute birdbath that I got-it's a fairy one and even though it's smaller, it was very heavy for me to lift out of my trunk and carry to the backyard.
This is the bed on the other side of the yard; last year I had vege's in here but with our bunny I don't think I'll be planting any.  My mint, from last year, also went nuts so I took it all out so it didn't impact my Lilac bush.  This is where I need more fillers and shredded bark to cover the dirt; I think I'll hit Home Depot this week for the fillers, my girl just told me that they have them at the store for .69 cents a six pack.  Now that's a good deal. 
I still have to hit the quilt store for baby fabric this week and begin to design the quilt and start on it; it is going to be a warm few days so I know I'll be outside in the yard a lot.
I hope you had a wonderful weekend and have a day filled with contentment!
Hugs, Noreen & Hunter


  1. Maybe Hunter can help with the bunny issue. Your yard loves lovely.

  2. It looks beautiful. Now is Hunter going to let it stay that way?

    Your friends,

    Murphy & Stanley

  3. Mom has scaled back a lot on our flowers this year, mainly because of Lightning. But once she hits the greenhouses, it is so hard not to buy everything she sees:)

    Very sweet birdbath.

    Woos - Blue Eyes, Thunder Dunder, Prissy Sissy, and Flash a.k.a. Phantom, Thunder, Ciara, and Lightning

  4. It looks so pretty. I always buy so many plants, then get home and realize I have to plant them all. Have fun planting and will you sew while he is gone?

  5. I just love your beds - they're go beautiful! I wish I could do something like that, but we didn't put in a privacy fence, so putting a bed right up to our open-slatted metal fence just won't have the same look. And I'm still working on the landscaping/beds around the house.

  6. Oh, a lilac bush, I want one if I can find room to plant one. How fun you go crazy when your dh is on his golf trip. Crazy in the garden, that is!

  7. It all looks so lovely. I would love a lilac bush. My mother has ones and it smells soo wonderful. Hope you are enjoying your day!

  8. The yard looks great! Love the bird bath! Enjoy the garden!!

  9. Looks beautiful. Now you won't want to go anywhere. While I miss him, I do love it when my husband is away for a short period. Glad you made good use of your time. Although you might have waited for him to return to carry the new (and lovely) bird bath.

  10. It happens that way in our yard, too: this plant begets that planter; this foliage begets that companion foliage. I love gardening! I have to laugh. Whenever hubby goes to purchase a new rhododendron, he ALWAYS comes back with 3 or 4. Never fails.

    A blessed season of sun & blooms,

  11. Noreen- You and I have been doing the same thing. I keep going back for "just one more" and come home with I have most of the big stuff done but lots of dividing I would like to get done yet.

    Have fun!!! xo Diana

  12. That new picture of you and Hunter is so cute!!! We have a real problem with planting this year because normally we spend Mem. Day weekend doing our planting at the cottage, but this year we are getting ready for a long we are trying to get the housesitter situated and the lawn service and the girlz groomed and the RV no planting will get done this weekend! Your yard looks beautiful!

  13. Hi lovely friend!! Sure have missed you! The wedding was lovely, and we spent some time at the beach yesterday. And it was the perfect beach day!! Just sublime. I didn't want to leave!

    Your plants are so pretty, and I love the bird bath! Now I'll have some time to get out and work on ours. But first some work inside!!

    Call me when you can! Some exciting stuff is going on!!
    Love ya lots,

  14. what a pretty yard...mine is always a work in progress. YOu will love the bird bath and all the action that comes with it. have a great day.

  15. I think this is going to be a much better year for the garden then last year was--hope and pray anyway and so far so good!!!
    I love basil but not cilantro, we grow parsley!!
    Hi Hunter!!!


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