Thursday, May 12, 2011

Spring projects

Well now that it's finally starting to feel like Spring out there, I have been busy as a bee working outside and inside getting my garden and house ready for summer!

Last Friday my grandmother and I went to our favorite garden center and loaded up with flowers. I love going to this particular garden place because they always have a great selections of  perennials, you can't beat their prices and it's family owned!

 I decided this year that my garden needed more tall flowers so I decided to get a few Hollyhocks, Delphiniums, and Foxgloves  to start.

I have one garden that I just started last year. I removed a bunch of bushes in this one area and opened it up. This allowed me to plant a lot more flowers and they now get more sun because the bushes are gone. Here's a picture of this garden.
This is the area where I thought the taller flowers would look nice.

Here is the other garden. It doesn't look like much now but soon it will be bright and full with Black Eyed Susan's, Daisies, Hollyhocks, Salvia, Golden Rod and a few other happy little flowers!

I now feel like I can sit back and relax a bit more. Now that the plants are planted and the mulch is down! I know I won't be sitting for long because now that the plants are in, they'll soon need watering every night and the weeds will need pulling!

And of course I'm sure I won't be able to go long without planting a few more flowers here and there!

Ahh.....I just love gardening season!
There's always something to do!

So my gardens aren't the only things that have gotten my attention these last few weeks. I have also redone our sitting porch. I didn't do too much to it. I did recover the cushions and rearrange some furniture. 

My next project for this room is to pull up the lovely green turf rug and paint the floor. But I am thinking that project just might have to wait till next year!

Here is the before picture

And here is the after

Still needs a little more work but eventually it'll get there!

Another project I have been working on is our guest bedroom. It's been a work in progress for about 9 months now! My husband  started working on it back in the fall. He put new windows in. Painted it, then added new trim. So after patiently (or maybe not so patiently) waiting I finally got to get in there and decorate! The best part of a redo if you ask me!

Wasn't too sure about painting the walls this color but I am so glad I went for it!
I love the color, it's called Pine Needle by Valspar.

Here is my new guest room!

Of course since these picture were taken I have already tweet it, again! But that's the fun of having a new room to play in!

As summer begins to roll on in I am sure I will find more projects to keep me busy, but for now I plan to enjoy the results of my latest projects!

"Home is the nicest word there is."
~Laura Ingalls Wilder~


Until next time,


Deppen homestead 1862 said...

Everything looks beautiful! Love the flower beds!
So relaxing!
enjoy the day

TeresaM said...

Hi Heather! Your gardens are looking good! Isn't it fun watching the flowers grow! Love your sitting room.... so cozy!