I have been busy with all kinds of things around the house and haven't had time to blog. Since my husband's shoulder surgery I have tried to keep the yard as well as he does. I don't keep it as immaculate as he does but I am trying! I do mow the lawn with my own John Deere ... yes I have my own! We have "hers and his" tractors :) I had much rather work in the yard than in the house. Here are just a few pics I recently took.
Purple petunias I planted in a pretty urn as you come onto the front porch ... gotta love purple! I painted the birdhouse in the background years ago. I like to sit on my front porch after dark and rock away in the rocking chairs looking up at the stars.
A hanging basket in my sideyard leading to the backyard which I am still working on. I can't seem to get it the way I want it. I purchased wire baskets with liners several years ago so that they would all match hanging on the privacy fence. I like to buy trays of plants and make my own baskets. It's not instant gratification but I love to watch them grow and fill up the baskets.
A Rose of Sharon bush (or more like a tree) that is full of blooms
I have a curvy walkway to the back of the house that I have lined with liriope, lilies, clematis, lamb's ear, jasmine, hydrangeas, etc. My lilies are so tall this year! The hanging baskets are spaced along this fence.
And of course I have several angels in my garden. This one is holding a basket I planted an ivy in so that it will slowly trail down in front of her. It has grown since I snapped this pic.
Our veggie garden is growing as well. It's smaller this year but we have planted tomatoes, peppers, squash, cucumbers and I still have to plant okra. And I am going to try to grow some cotton ...just a little to use for decorating in the Fall.
Now I am off to check on my newest fur baby! Yes I have a new "baby" too. He has taken lots of my time lately as well :)
Thanks for visiting!