Monday, November 26, 2012

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas

As usual, I spent the last few days following Thanksgiving decorating for Christmas. I added very few new ornaments to the tree this year, but I did add several to the garland and wreath that drape and hang above the fireplace.

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Signs of Spring

Spring is in the air! After a mild winter, my roses never even lost their leaves this time around, I'm seeing blooms galore. For the first time since I planted the tea olive shrubs they are blooming like crazy. And they smell heavenly just outside my dining room window.

The weather has me so inspired, I added an extra 4 feet to an already established raised bed.

I love the tinted red mulch. It compliments the red brick of the house and makes the green pop.

A new privacy fence will be added here with the corner coming between the end of the house and the gutter. At that time I'll most likely extend the bed all the way to the end of the fence.

I kept this lantana in the house to winter over. It did fairly well in spite of losing most of its leaves. I pruned it back and have been hanging it outside on sunny days. Looks like it's going to bounce back. Maybe a shot of Miracle Gro is in order once the threat of frost is passed?

Lots of work is underway in the backyard. The roses were pruned in February even though they were still fully leafed out. I have 3 little mini rose bushes ready to go in the ground and I'm anticipating it will take about 12 bags of mulch to fill in the backyard beds. The mulch will go down after some serious weed pulling occurs.

I didn't realize the bleeding heart is such an early bloomer. I stumbled upon this one by accident. I had no idea it had even resurfaced after going completely dormant last August.

This is just a fraction of signs of spring in my yard. I hope to post more soon.

What's blooming in your yard?