Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Gardening 101

This past weekend, we enjoyed more moderate weather (it was HOT in the sun...) and worked at a cemetery to clean up the graves of our former dear neighbors. Must get ready for Memorial Day!
We also dug up some free impatiens in the yard to use in our front porch containers. These impatiens do not usually make it through our freezing weather (yes, we have about 10 - 14 days each winter that get FREEZING!). These are free in the yard as they seem to pop up and spread quite easily throughout the warmer seasons.

Note the bird bath stand without the "bath" part (broke in a storm).

Background: The yard is a mess from having a new septic system put in (tank, drainage field, pump... all the $$$ stuff!!). I think we will wait until fall to finish the sod and landscaping.... probably just die this summer if I did anything now... we are TERRIBLE yard keepers!

Her beautiful aqua bow is from Sara bows.... love buying them and with AA's hair growing out... we need lots!! We won the spring collection (how lucky can you get!!). Please patronize her boutique!

We are finished?????

She is so precious..... I just can't say how much we are blessed.. we never imagined it would be this good... God is good to us! ........ Next best thing would be to live closer to my family in Maine, the Missouri-Illinois family and even closer to our two grown "kids". We have a great extended family in St. Augustine and Palatka (Florahome counts at Palatka - right?) Florida.... Just wish we could see them every day!


Catherine said...

Beautiful flowers AA! Great job! It's wonderful to see plants and green things and know that spring is just round the corner...I hope!

Adorable bows!!

Anonymous said...

gardening is fun with kids.

PIPO said...

What a beautiful little gardener you have!!

Kristy said...

That is a little girl after my own heart!!! I love gardening. She looks so beautiful.
Love, Kristy

Isabella's Mommy and Daddy said...

Looks like you have a great gardener on your hands..
The last photo is breathtaking..
AA is sooo BEAUTIFUL..

Dita said...

What great pictures!!! Does Salty Dog's collar match AA's outfit??? Hmmm....I see some bows in his future!! :)

Faith, Hope, and Love said...

What a beautiful little gardner! The last photo is stunning...what a gorgeous angelic face.

I hope you had a wonderful weekend!

The Wanderers' Daughter said...

Absolutely beautiful photos. I love to watch our little one helping with the planting. There's nothing sweeter.