Monday, June 1, 2009

A Busy Week!

I have had a very busy week. My sons (the oldest returned to Maryland yesterday), grandson, DH and I worked hard all week to landscape our yard. This was particularly hard for me because I also had to work and the weather was HOT. My grandson is 7 but every morning he appeared with his work goggles on (glasses that he got with his Nerf dart game), his gardening gloves on(actually mine that he wore backwards), and his "work" clothes on. He actually really worked hard and for a 7 year old was a real help.

We planted two trees, put in flowers, mulched the front and parts of the back yard, dug up weeds (including poison ivy and oak, cleaned up the backyard flower beds, and planted 12 planters on the deck. My husband was continuing reminding me that he doesn't like yard work, so to only plant things that would be easy for ME to take care of. These are pictures of our deck---it needs painting, but I sorta like how it looks with the flowers.

I am now fretting over the plants since it is really hot now and a couple of my new plants are having a difficult time. Thank goodness they have a year guarantee so if they die I can dig them up and return them, but who wants to do that! I also planted two rose bushes that really look happy so hopefully the two "sickly" plants will acclimate themselves soon. I ended up with a migraine headache, but hopefully it will all be worth it.

I will take more pictures tomorrow! I've missed you and will keep you updated on not only the progress of my plants, but my quilting adventures as well!



  1. I envy your porch! Good job on the yard work, I did some my self! Everybody is slow on the postings, don't feel bad!

    Have a nice week!


  2. Your porch is clean and so colorful with the pots of yellow flowers. Please do not feel bad on being slow on your postings. I will be gone for a few weeks and will be slow too.

  3. Great job, Patricia!! It is amazing how flowers here and there really brighten up spots!


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