Friday, April 22, 2011

~~~Slowly getting the yard and deck into shape!!~~~~

This is what I started with on Monday. These little things RAIN out of the trees so I can sweep and blow the decks every 10 mins. AAUUGGHH!!! But I was determined to get the deck set up and start cleaning up the yard and pond so we can plant flowers to enjoy all summer! I love being outside and playing in the dirt!!!!
 I did get all 9 window boxes planted. Joe made me new ones last year cause the old ones were falling apart. Then we stained them black and I LOVE them. It is such a pretty contrast against the color of the decks. Ther are 5 window boxes on theis deck and 2 on the breakfast room deck and 2 on the deck off our room.
 This bench gets moved out to beside the pond.

 I planted impatiens in all the boxes. Red, orange, white, pink and purple.
 These 2 hanging pots have ferns from the yard in them. They will fill out pretty quickly. The other 2 hanging pots will have ivy geraniums in them.
 We brought the hibiscus (that we managed to keep ALIVE all winter) out to the deck for the day since it was so nice.
 Here is my bench that I got last year and just LOOOOOVE! It has cushions that I will show you on a later post but it was supposed to rain so I didn't put them out. Can you see the twiggy back and seat? LOVE it! Almost too pretty to cover with the cushions!
 Last year I also traded in all the ugly plastic pots for pretty ceramic ones....AAAHHHH, so much better! Mr. frog is quite content out here on the deck for the summer. He listens for his cousins that reside in the pond:)

 These 2 share a secret:)
 This is "Joe Cool" :):)
Close up of the bench.
 The furniture came with 4 swivel rockers that are around the table and 2 chairs and this table for 2.

 Today I bought a geranium for this pot.
 We hang several lanterns around the deck for at night. Love the glow. These are from Pier One several years ago.
 Hubby installing the water pump in the pond.

 Amazing to me that the moss survives the winter with ICE covering it for months!!!!
 There it is running! Love the sound of the water.
 One of my fish that I add to the pond.
 One of the pagodas.
 This one sits in the upper pond with my little "guy" next to him.
 My cranes from Target several years ago.  Are you getting the oriental vibe I am going for here???:):)
Today I bought more flowers so next week (or maybe tomorrow) we will get more done. I will kee you posted. I wish you all a happy and blessed Easter!!!! XO, Pinky


  1. Now that screams spring! Love all the work you've completed and the photos to go with it. Thanks for sharing.

  2. Great and beautiful work!
    Happy Easter to you and your family.

  3. Spring brind's lot's to do...but alway's thankful for the job's after a long winter. I am having a blog give away come by sometime.

  4. You have a pond? You have a pond! I lust over having a pond! The soft sound of the water, the little fish, the pretty reflections in the water... sigh!!!!
    I have not even peeked my nose out in my garden to work on it... and it needs work!
    Pinky, you are the best!!! Have a blessed Easter, my dear friend!
    xo Yvonne

  5. It's starting to look like your usual pretty deck for summer!

  6. Yay! It's time to visit outdoor Pinky and Joe's house again! Very excited for you!

  7. Looking so good! I always think about how good God was to give us winter..... and then spring.... Goodness, I want to roll in the grass I'm so happy that spring has arrived.

    Being outside and digging in the dirt makes me sooooooo happy!

    You've been a busy girl and everything is really coming together and looking great!
    Hugs..... Happy Easter! God is good!

  8. Pinky,
    What a lovely transformation that is taking place at your out - of - doors! I can just imagine sitting on your deck sipping lemonade...or Stone Gable Ice Tea!
    Have a blessed Easter, dear friend!

  9. Hi Pinky,

    Seeing your beautiful pond makes me really miss my pond! We had to fill it in a few years ago. Everything is coming along and it all looks great.

    Easter Blessings to you and your family.

  10. Hi lovely lady. I would love to have a Beautiful pond like the one in your garden sweet lady. I hope you and your lovely family have a Great Easter. xxoo

  11. what a beautiful backyard! you are so lucky!!

    Pinky - now I am worried. I loved the book and the movie, but I said that I guess because Rob is so gorgeous in the movie!!! not that it is really better than the book. it's not probably. the book is more detailed and layered and so much more detailed. you can't get all that in a movie. I don't want to mislead you. !!!!


Thanks you for leaving your lovely comments. xo, Pinky

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