Tuesday, May 01, 2012
First Yard Tour of 2012
The only thing I've done this year (other than clean up the yard and the beds) is purchase hanging baskets. Goodness knows I'm a fiend for them--a quick, easy pop of color. :o)
Yes, yes it is. It's called a Martha Washington geranium and I knew it simply had to come home with me, although the employee kept trying to encourage me to purchase it by telling me it's a natural insect repellant (nice! That's why they're hanging here on the gazebo where we eat) and that they are quite hardy and drought tolerant--which is good given my tendency to want to hang out indoors when it's blistering outside. ;o)
So, I got this gorgeous girl and this one:
McDonald Garden Centers.
There were Million Bells by the billion and I had a really difficult time deciding what to do. Then I saw this lovely lady. :o)
You can see Lil's garden behind this. Those splayed greens are the remnants of the daffodils. I just have to let them go and do their thing as you're not supposed to remove daffodil greenery.
The lilies are coming up beautifully in here as well. I'm so thrilled with this little bed. :o)
Smithfield Plantation plant sale about four years ago.
It has been the sweetest little plant.
I started with six plants and I believe I have 16 this year. Anyone want some columbine?? ;o)
Last summer my Million Bells stopped blooming as prolifically so I'm going to be feeding these babies some Miracle Gro. ;o) I want lots of blooms all summer long. :o)
But, wouldn't you know it, smack dab there in the front yard, there's a Johnny Jump-up!
1. Ellie playing in the playroom kitchen:
2. My beautiful flowers.
3. Ceiling fans. I know designers loathe them with an unholy passion, but I gotta tell ya, sitting here under the fan in the living room, I don't notice it's 81 degrees in the house. :o) Now that May is here, I'm seeing how long I can go without turning the a/c on. ;o)
4. "Shaun the Sheep" or, as Ellie calls it, "Sheep Shaun". Short, sweet, funny, and without words. So much is conveyed with facial expressions and body language. Aardman productions. Gotta love 'em! I'm off to see "Pirates!" with Lil sometime soon.