In the garden of weeden.
Hang in there Domestic Divas, it's almost spring. Time to start thinking about digging in the dirt and planting. I've had the distinct advantage of having fantastic weather this weekend, it actually climbed up to 78 degree. I don't have a ton of energy for all the things in my yard that I wish to accomplish so I just do them a few projects at a time. In the past I've bitten off more than I could chew and taken on too many jobs in the yard and it's done nothing but depress me if I didn't complete it. Yesterday I planted two hydrangea bushes, a blue and a white. Six packages of forget-me-nots. One package of California poppies. Half a flat of purple alyssum. I was playing in the dirt and brought my camera outside... more pics behind the cut. This is my front patio area and it is situated in partial shade. I've got Baby's Tears, Gardenia, a Crepe Myrtle, Weigela, and a very large pot of Alyssum. I don't want to overcrowd this space but it's lacking some color. I think a Bougainvillea would be nice in this area because it faces south but I'm afraid it would take over my front entrance way and eventually be a nuisance. I love garden flags. I have one standard hanger and then I went out and bought cheap curtain rods and hung them on the house in two front patio areas and I have a small flag holder also. I've always got four flags flying for whatever occasion is impending. I love garden stakes also. The more whimsical the better. I find all my best gardening items at Big Lots and any dollar store. Some don't live very long, they fall apart or lose all their paint colors after a couple years in this California weather but I bought some paints and I just keep doing touch ups on them. Three years ago I purchased six plants, Baby's Tears, and put them in various areas. They've spread out very nicely and filled in all the bare areas and they make great draping plants if you plant them in pots. I did not take this picture of a fairy door. I love it and I'm making my own. Last night I took a piece of scrap lumber and cut it into the proper shape and now I'm painting my own door design upon it. I'm going to put it at the base of that wall by the birhouse in the patio area. Spring is coming!!!