May 27, 2014

A Lovely Long Weekend in the Garden

It has been a GORGEOUS Memorial Day weekend at my house!  After such a horrible winter, summer seems to have finally arrived.  With the 70-80 degree temperatures over the last 10 days or so, I have been working in my yard and garden non-stop and loving every minute of it!

Would you like to see what I have been up to?  Well ok!  Let's take a little tour, shall we?

I am super-duper happy with my new pots from HomeGoods!  I don't like all the drab colors I usually find, so these were a no-brainer when I saw them in  Chicagoland.  I am enjoying my color combo of yellows and oranges.  There is a little blue lobelia thrown in there for some pop!

I converted this cement bird bath into a fairy garden.  I couldn't for the life of me keep it clean enough for the birds!  I'll probably keep adding a few more things as the season goes on, but I am loving my little house and walkway!

The day the gazebo goes up each year is always a happy one for me!  It is my first living room during the summer.  It is nice that Scott wired electricity out there for me last year, and this year for Mother's Day I received a bluetooth speaker within a little end table.  It is awesome!

Believe it or not, I received this little bench as a house warming gift one I bought my very first house over 19 years ago!  It certainly has seen better days, but it is a fine reminder that I can do anything I set my mind to do! (don't look too closely at those weeds shining through!)

These are some new petunias I happened across this weekend.  Sorry I didn't get the name, but I really enjoy them!

The planter box on the garage was planted with these pretty pink impatiens and lobelia.

Every year I am drawn to the beautiful fuchsia.  It is certainly one of my favorites.  Unfortunately they rarely make it through the entire season without me killing it.  They take about a gallon a day of water when they are blooming.  I don't always remember that!!

I also received this new sun shade for Mother's Day that will sit on our patio for some shade from the hot sun.

I added this little bit of decor in the ceiling of the gazebo in the yard.  Can't wait to spend some evenings out here under the lights!

And the hummingbird feeder is ready for business!  I saw my first hummer when I was sitting on the patio on Saturday, so I knew I had better hurry up and get my feeders out!  Can't wait to watch them all summer.

So that's been my weekend!  Throw in a girls sleepover, church, and graduation parties and it was a very full, very fun and relaxing weekend in the garden!!

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