Sunday, May 5, 2013

Time to plant the flowers!

I've always planted flowers Mother's Day weekend, but now that my mother lives so far away and I have to travel to see her, I decided to get everything planted this weekend.  Well, to be real, this picture that The Country Star - one of my favorite little shops deep in the heart of Lancaster Co. -  posted on Facebook pushed me to get it all done this weekend.  I had to have this wheelbarrow, so my husband and I made the trek to bring this guy home today.

Source:  The Country Star
They aren't usually open on Sunday, so I decided to take the chance and I was so happy that the wheelbarrow was still there (especially because a woman who got there as TJ was loading it up said that's what she had come for too!!)  But, I didn't ask my husband to leave the couch during a Phillies game just for a wheelbarrow - I also picked up an old wagon wheel.  Since we got the backyard fenced, it's so big and open and BORING.  So, I got these babies home and decided I had to go get flowers NOW.  Let the planting begin!


It's hard to see it in the picture above, but each found a new home in the corners of the yard.  I had gotten a weeping pussy willow tree over the winter that I planted yesterday into a whiskey barrel and decided that daisies (my favorite bloom) would be a perfect companion.  I decided to go with Gebrera daisies and African daisies in pots.  The space behind the wheel needed something so I planted some variegated grass that should grow at least 48" tall.  


I filled up the new birdbath and bird feeder - isn't this adorable?


And I potted the plants for the wheelbarrow, even though I really just wanted to fill it with dirt and plant directly in it!  I decided it's better to be able to change things up quickly while protecting the wood...  Kindly ignore the lack of grass in this corner.  We're still waiting for it all to come back in after all of the dirt from the fence posts being dug settles.



This is the view from my home office window, along with the Dogwood tree I planted last year.  I can't wait until everything gets all full and bright!


Then, I had to move to the deck.  I fill the deck boxes and planters every year, and every year, they die.  Let's hope for better luck this year!  Just about everything has some Impatients tucked in just for good measure.  They're hidden under the taller plants to get the shade they love.


I love this time of year, even if I can't breathe.  The flowers, the green, the cooking out!  I hope you're also having a great Spring!  And to the moms - Happy early Mother's Day!


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11 comments:

  1. Beautiful!! I can't wait to see it all, probbably in full bloom when we get s chance to come.

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    1. Pshhhh... who are you kidding? They'll be wilted and there will be snow on the ground cause something froze over!

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  2. So pretty! I love the little bird feeder, so cute! I need to plant flowers.....

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    1. Thanks for stopping by! Little tip - the bird feeder is from Lowes! I love it!

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  3. It all looks great! My husband bought and planted a bunch of beautiful flowers as my mother's day gift. Nice to see that others like you are doing the same! It's a great reminder all summer long. I'm stopping by from Give Me The Goods Monday :)

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    1. Nice hubby! I just hope mine don't die this year, they almost always do. I don't know what the heck I'm doing with plants, but I keep trying! Thanks for stopping by!

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  4. So fun! Thank you for sharing at the Give Me The Goods Link Party!!

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    1. Thanks! And now in my true fashion, we had a frost the last two nights. Still holding out hope they aren't all done...

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  5. Dang, I'm way behind. Sorry for not visiting here more frequently. The yard and deck look terrific. Nice job. I love the wagon wheel & wheelbarrow, and the bird feeder is adorable. The birds have to love the extra seating at the table. You know I want one!

    Did I read that right? The old man walked away from the TV during a game? Wow! They must have been getting beat by the Pirates ;)
    -sw

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  6. Wow, your yard looks awesome. We need to come up for a visit soon. The pups must be loving the fence and all of the space to run. I love the wagon wheelbarrow idea for the flowers -- adorable!

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    1. Thank you! And yes, you do need to come up! Tuck would LOVE the yard!

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