Saturday, May 22, 2010

Weekend project here I come

I finally picked up all my plants to get the house/yard dressed for the season. Hopefully I’ll be able to find the time this weekend to bring my little corner of the world out of its gray, winter doldrums look and into a happy, colorful “bring on the sunshine” look.

Here are the goods ready to go…

Now let’s see where they’ll be residing…

The back wall needs dressing now that we have a patio back there and furniture to sit and enjoy the out doors (aaa-choo) BTW- I have allergies so time there comes with a price.

Here’s my rock garden. I built this seven years ago. Then our back yard was a big ditch and a mountain of rocks, weeds, overgrown trees and dirt from when the neighbor made space for his pool. I carried rock up from there and put them in place here. I’ve wanted to plant something here but just never got to it… until now. I like to sit here when the kids are riding their bikes or scooters, sip some tea and read the mail.

This is our boring mailbox. I had hubby cut a hole in a plastic planter and we placed the mailbox through the hole and into the ground. Now it looks like I’m growing a mailbox.

Here’s my sad looking front entrance. Let’s hope I can bring some life to this spot.

What are you doing to get ready for summer?


Barbara Jean said...

I can't wait to see what you do with all those areas>
thanks for the visit, and for leaving a comment.

And yes, the turquoise stool is for sale. =)


barbara jean

blueviolet said...

Your front entrance is not sad!!! It looks perfectly inviting to me. You should see mine. You'd feel better, trust me.

I can't believe you made that rock garden. How awesome!

Intense Guy said...

I'm doing next to nothing to get ready for this summer. Oh, I take that back, I got my lawn mower blade sharpened. :)

Your place looks so nice and neat and so "plant-ready"! I hope you got the plants nested in - the weather here wasn't so nice for it, but plenty of "april showers" help those may flowers huh? ...sort of?

I really like that rock garden.

...and the cool reflection of someone in the front doorway glass in the last picture. :)

Hope you aren't suffering too badly from the allergies - its been a pretty bad year for those so far in these parts.

Alexis AKA MOM said...

I see you!!! Finally a glimpse of you :)

I love your rock garden that is so awesome looking! the mailbox idea rocks! LOL yes pun intended.