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A Few Outdoor Projects

Last weekend was filled with yard work.  I showed you my really expensive sod earlier in the week.  Here is a formerly empty flower bed in my front yard.  I usually plant this area with annuals, but it gets expensive to buy all of those plants every year.  Instead, this year, I planted a few perennials and about a quarter of the annuals I usually do.  I’m really happy with the way this turned out.  I can’t wait until the flowers fill in!

Here’s a little nook close to my shed.  My mother-in-law bought the planter for me several years ago.  I love the way the flowers fill in and look like one giant mass of impatients.  I also hung an antique pitch fork on the fence and hung a flower basket from the top.  Country Gardens magazine always features gardeners with cute things like this hanging from their fences, so I thought I’d try it too.  I planted impatients in that planter too.  I have to say, I’m feeling impatient for my impatients to start growing.

I’ve been busy with a little of this too.  We actually had THREE dry days IN A ROW!!!  We put the chair cushions out, put our feet up, and roasted marshmallows.  Ahhh.  It’s starting to feel like Spring.

Happy Wednesday!

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  • DittoDecorating
    May 27, 2011

    You have motivated me to get to my flower beds! I too am a teacher and it has taken me two days of doing absolutely nothing (in order to get over the closing of a school year)and your post to get back to my blog and start some projects. Thank you!