I may be busy...
but not too busy
to make you smile!
Now that I have your attention...
let me share some of the things
I have been tackling this week.
I have been working on the front deck,
the portico porch and the front yard.
I have replaced all of the plants
in the planters.
Good-bye dead plants...
The large urn in this photo was
brown plastic, but now it is white
and antiqued and filled with lavender.
A little white paint and antiquing
changed the looks of several items.
See our pitiful lawn?
Just four years ago, Lurch and I
hauled trailers full of beautiful grass
and filled our front lawn square by square.
Looks like I will have to start over.
I can't afford that much grass, but will
lay scattered squares of grass and
hope that it grows quickly!
These round rosemary bushes
add balance to the front
I hated to disturb the bird nest
in this bird house, but I am relatively
sure that there is a cranky bird
out there somewhere!
We had two eucalyptus trees until
last summer's drought and our absence.
Now we have one eucalyptus tree.
We cut the dead one down this week.
I have pressure washed all the wicker furniture
and wooden rockers and they are all awaiting a nice,
fresh coat of white paint.
Nothing escaped the pressure washer...
not even the gourds.
They will get a nice coat of paint too!
This rosemary plant is awaiting to be
planted in a flowerbed.
Yes, you may have noticed that I
love rosemary! Most of the plants in
my flower beds are aromatic...
rosemary, sage, lavender, eucalyptus.
The weeds and ants have taken over
the flower beds. Sigh.
I will be attacking those soon!
I need another layer of landscaping rocks
around my flower beds. I went to a landscaping
place to order some natural rocks to match the
ones that I already use around my flower beds.
They offered me a "good deal" at $600!
Whatever! It was hard to contain my laughter!
I am a West Texas girl and rocks are our second
biggest crop! :) I refuse to pay that for rocks!
By the way, my checkbook refuses too! Sigh.
So I went to Lowe's and got these manufactured
rocks for 64 cents each. This is my second load.
Yes, I loaded them and will unload them.
I am woman...hear me whine...I mean roar!
I know there is a fountain in there someplace!
I just gotta get in there and fix it up!
It will be cleared and running by the weekend...
The drought, the freezes and our absence
cost us six Japanese Maples!
We planted them two years ago for
Replacing them with more Japanese Maples
is a real priority for me.
I am saving my pennies!
My garden muse is looking a little cross-eyed
over the amount of work she needs me
to get accomplished!
She will be surrounded by new, cheap rocks,
rich topsoil and fresh mulch soon!
She wants you to come back and
see her "after" picture!
Gotta get back to work!