The peony - a favorite flower. : )
Well, I hope you enjoyed the long, holiday weekend. Our neighborhood was pretty quiet as people left to go out of town. We like staying put. We rested a lot but also got a lot done. We visited with friends and family but also had time to ourselves. It rained off and on except for Sunday afternoon and all day Monday and now it's back to raining a little again. One of those good days to be indoors after a holiday.
As I mentioned before, I am working my way around the house in trying to get the weeds under control, putting mulch down and planting new flowers. Here is what we've accomplished so far:
This is the front yard -
The glass stand I made a few weeks ago with a potted plant sitting on our little front porch.
This s a corner that we can't see but I wanted a little something for our neighbors to enjoy when they drive up in their driveway. From the picture, I can see that I need either a couple more plates or possibly something larger. The plate looks a little tiny amongst everything else.
This is under a maple tree that we planted about 8 years ago.
This is under a birch tree.
This is what I worked on yesterday. It is the north side of the house and that, of course, means shade. We found this cute little girl at a store (I love rusty things).
More along the north side. I bought two coral bells plants only later to find out that rabbits like coral bells! As you can see, our hostas got a good munching on. I sprinkled some crushed red pepper around them hoping that will help. I do have to get some spray though. In the back are Lilies-of-the Valley and then I dug out some ferns we had and put them in as fillers (which the rabbits DON'T like). Yeah!
It always amazes me as to how long these "little" projects take. The pulling of weeds, the digging out plants, the planting, the mulching, the watering. But it's done and now I move on and around to the back where more flowers are needed. I'm so glad that I'm motivated this year. It hasn't always been the case.
Now, back to Tuesday and the work that comes with that:
*pork roast in the oven for tonight's meal
*blogging! : )
Since tomorrow is June (what?!) here are the June to-do's:
*weatherstrip doors/windows to keep the hot air out and the cool air in
*patch concrete sidewalks
*regrade foundation for any heavy summer rains
*refinish/paint furniture (outside where there are no fumes)
*restock 1st aid for the car/home
*let the fresh air in (I love air conditioning, but I also love the cool air in the mornings and evenings)
*change the furnace filter
*check outdoor caulking
*make Father's Day plans
*flip the mattress and wash ALL the bedding
This seems do-able. : ) Remember to delegate!
I hope this helps you in your quest to make a comfortable, cozy, organized, pretty, home. God bless you today and throughout the week in your work. Thanks for stopping by - you are ALWAYS welcome. : )