The first spring after we moved into our house, I was very excited to get to work on the front flowerbed. The contractor had put in a few bushes and some monkey grass, but other than that, it seemed really barren to me. Determined to "fix that," I invited my parents up to help me out. In case you didn't know, my parent's have super-green thumbs and much to my Mom's surprise, this gene has also passed to me. I say surprise, because she is amazed that any plant and survive under my care since I always forget to water them.
Well, I was telling mom what I thought should go where.. and she said, "Bev, don't plant so much together because in time these plants will grow and need more room." Of course I didn't listen to that sage advice - uugh!! And now look.. she was right all along!!!! Sorry Mom for not listening - again! We spent this past weekend 'moving' plants, weeding, mulching.... you get the picture. I do love the way my crazy garden looks.. there really isn't any rhyme or reason for the placement of the plants, other than I just thought "that'll look nice there" Ha! There also isn't any symmetry, but I kinda like it that way..
So, I thought I would share pictures with you and my Mom (my #1 blog reader).. See Mom.. I know we talked about this on the phone, but now you can see.. What do you think? And look at the picture of the ivy.. I thought it had died.. but alas.. it' alive... it's really alive - ha! and.. just as planned, it is starting to creep up the side of the house. We had a discussion about this, should we let it continue to creep? My DH says it will destroy the masonry.. ok.. in about 100 years, and I really won't care then... right? What do you think.. keep it tame or let it grow?
Well.. I'm off to get some Lantana.. that is my new favorite flower this year- gotta fill in those brown spots - ha!! ...Oh, and the little white flags are to keep our Snuggles out of the flower bed.. Last year she dug up the beautiful Dogwood tree my kids gave me for Mother's Day, then chewed it to pieces!!! Anyone need a dog?? Just kidding, we love her.
IN OTHER NEWS....
Our nephew Kyle has been taking flight lessons and had his first solo flight this past Sunday. We all camped out at the base of the tower at the airport and watched as he did 3 touch and goes with his instructor, then again all by himself - eeekkk!! Congrats Kyle!!! We are so proud of you!!