Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Easter Weekend

Saturday started off gray and cool, but the rest of the 3-day weekend (I had Easter Monday off) was beautiful - and actually hot! We have been so lucky and missed the worst of the storms that a lot of the country is experiencing.

Saturday afternoon Sophie dyed her first eggs.  She took it very seriously!

Sunday was beautiful all day.  Sophie loved her dress, but getting her to smile is almost impossible. Little stinker is so serious till the camera disappears and then shes all grins and giggles again.

Monday DH and I worked outside most all day planting flowers, and vegetables.  Right now everything looks small and pitiful, but I took pictures to compare to later when everything is lush and beautiful (yeah, right!) Some years things do look pretty later and some years I'm really disappointed, but we'll see how this year goes.

The two hanging baskets for the front porch -

So I won't forget later, these are three of the flowers in these pots, along with coleus and regular impatiens.

This container goes on the front walk and also has coleus (which didn't have a label).

An old wheelbarrow filled with impatiens.  I did this several years ago but haven't the last couple of years because by July I'll be sick of dragging the hose out there to water it every day!

Just because I love lavender!  I just added this into a bed in the back yard.

Some of my herbs.  Thyme, basil and oregano.  I have another pot that I failed to get a picture of with rosemary and more thyme and oregano.

I filled in a little bare spot with these perennials.  The pinks say they are deer resistant.  We'll see. The deer have nightly buffets in our yard - they actually pulled whole pansy plants out by the roots.

And finally - tomatoes and squash.  We only have a small garden spot, but at least plant our favorites.

There you have it - my online journal of my pitiful gardening attempts.  Hopefully later in the summer I'll have progress to show!

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