|My "future rock garden" below the dead tree!|
First let's look outside. I finally did a little cleaning up and landscaping
The above picture is the "after".... had it all clean and spiffy until a wind kicked up that night and littered the lawn once again with all the little twigs that come off of the dead tree.
|Pretty proud of myself - now have a real "flower bed" to plant a few things. I think I'll go with some pansies here.|
|These vines have pretty lavender flowers all over them (well they did before I dug them up).. so hope they will survive until next spring.... although my kitten seems to like using them for her bed under the shade of the lilac bush.|
|Can you tell I'm proud? Lots of pictures..... I put some bark mulch on top of the dirt.. it looks so pretty (for now anyway... until the cats use it for their litter box).!!|
|The "lawn" in front has alot of weeds in it! darn.... there's my gladiola bed where the little rocks are placed.. so I know where to look for them when |
I've been really good at scavanging flowers and plants, etc. from neighbors or my son's place up in Washougal, WA. Haven't bought one plant or shrub yet, and the flower beds are starting to fill in. Well I correct myself.. I did buy the gladiola bulbs.
|Another plant from my son's place in Washougal... we call it the "helicopter plant"... it has gorgeous purple flowers on it in the summertime, but I have no idea what it is. does anyone know?|
|A close-up of the Daisy.. I tried looking it up in my garden book, but the pictures hardly ever show the leaves, so I'll know when it blooms I guess. We planted a ton of them all over.|
|More Daisys along the side fence.|
Now if we were handy at all, I'd want us to hook them together and then add a little peaked roof on them so it would look like a little house.... but.... I have no idea how to go about it, neither does hubby. We dragged those across the yard ourselves and they were HEAVY! Set them up and leveled them ourselves.. that's about as "handy" as we are.
Right above the sheds, our neighbor's gorgeous apple tree was blooming just a couple of weeks ago.
So far, we've done everything in the yard with very little money and lots of elbow grease! (and lots of scrounging).
We've done a few things to the inside of the house too, but I'll leave that for another post.
Have a great week!