Thursday, May 28, 2015

A New Find and the Pond in May!!!

Good morning!!! On Memorial day Joe and I went to a local garden center and I saw a bunny that I really liked. It looked like it was made of cement and was very heavy so I asked how much? They told me $120.00!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Ok, not for me. Then we went to Lowes to get some things and in the garden center Joe said to me, LOOK!!! They had the exact same bunny except this one had a brown finish that I liked a lot better. Are you ready? It was $19.99!!!! SCORE!!! It is the exact same bunny and I like it better. Here he is :
 Isn't he sweet?
 PLEASE, excuse the HORRIBLE "mulch" It is a long story but we got this horrible crap, NOT what we ordered.
 The area around the pond is filling in nicely. We try to add some more perennials each year.
 I am not sure if I will keep Mr. Rabbit here or not but this is where he landed for now.

 Joe built this rock wall and it is holding up very nicely.

 We had baby birds in this birdhouse (that Joe built) but they have flown the coop, just the other day,
 The fish multiplied over the winter!!! We have counted about 42!
 It is so soothing to sit out here and listen to the waterfall, the birds chirping etc.
 We can't believe we already have lilies blooming in May!!!

 Perennial purple salvia is reseeding and coming up all over! I love it!
 This is a solar turtle so glows at night.

 We got these solar turtles this year.

 The awning is only partway out in this picture cause it was WINDY!

 The back of the house. The knockout roses are blooming like crazy.

 This is another thing we found at Lowes the other day. The neighbors always joke about fishing in our pond. This is actually a lighter that looks like a fishing pole:) Perfect for Joe when he has a cigar occasionally.

 Red ranunculas.

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Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Cut Flowers from my Gardens

Good morning!! I hope you all had a wonderful weekend and stopped to remember the reason for the holiday. Thanks is not adequate for all those who have served to protect us. We had a busy weekend. Sat. was the picnic at our clubhouse with almost 70 in attendance. Sunday we went to a picnic at a friends house. Today, Joe and I went out to lunch, did some shopping, then had friends for dinner.  After they left I made another hanging pot for the front porch (with flowers I bought today), put a load of wash in and am now doing this post:)  I walked around the yard and decided to cut some flowers to bring in and enjoy. Being in the woods for 30 years, I never had flowers to cut and enjoy, except my wonderful hydrangeas. Rhododendron:
 Knockout roses, love these and never had them before.
 Purple salvia.
 Dark pink rhodo.
 Pretty combo on my runner
 Purple iris.
 I brought them out to the deck table to get a few more shots.
 My neighbor is making these wonderful leaf bowls. I bought one to put out here and placed it on a stand. It reminds me of a lily pond leaf so I put my CHILLIN frog on it:)

 A gerber daisy from a friend.

 These are the flowers from the pyracantha bush (firethorn). These will all be berries in the fall!!!!

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