Thursday, March 3, 2011

Spring is in the Air

This is the best time of the year, minus all the pollen! I am so looking forward to getting in my yard this spring and tackling a few projects. This fall, my mom and sister helped us with some plantings in our back yard. We have irises popping up all over the place and I'm hoping they'll bloom this year! Just need to neaten up the bed by pulling some weeds and refreshing the pine straw.

Wouldn't it be amazing to have a front yard manicured like this?


Or cottage-y like this...



I'll keep dreaming! Someone in our neighborhood lined their shrubs with Loosestrife (below) last year and it looked beautiful and natural. I think I'll stick with white flowers and try these or something else simple. I'll show before and after pictures. Anything will be an improvement from what we have now!

So, project #1: plant annuals in the beds in the front yard.


Project #2: Replant the Scottie dog topiary form, which is currently on my front porch with Christmas lights wrapped around it. My mom had this little guy in the mountains several years ago and he didn't make it through the winter. I think he was planted with creeping fig.



Project #3: Revamp the potting table that is looking rough in our back yard. It is painted white at the moment but could use lots of scrubbing and a fresh coat or 2 of paint. The surface was once green and white tile. It is now missing several of the tiles...I'm not wild about the shade of green anyway so I'll figure out what to do there. Any ideas? I'm loving this one below from Pottery Barn.


Ideas welcome!!!!!!!!!


3 comments:

Linsey said...

I have the Loosestrife (I didn't know it was called that!) in one of my flower beds and it is absolutely gorgeous, however, plant it alone because it is SUPER invasive and it is attacking the rest of my flowers in my bed. I had to round up a lot of it last year to try to get it more contained. If you do want some I have plenty I can give you!

Linsey said...

I keep flipping back to this post because I now how serious Spring fever too! I am ready to get out in my yard and plant!

swevans81 said...

I want that english garden and the thatched roof!!

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