Dirt, Mulch, and Paint

Yesterday I spent the day covered in dirt, mulch, and paint.  Pretty.

Which would explain why you don’t see many posts like this on the ol’ blog.

We did some major clean-up in our yard.  It needed a good weeding, new annuals, and fresh mulch.

I planted red geraniums in pots from Crate and Barrel (2 seasons ago)….


Petunias line the walk-way to the front door.  We love petunias because as long as we water them, they grow.  Easy enough.  I’ve learned to plant them sparingly because they quickly take over.

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All of the flower beds/island received a fresh coat of mulch…




Now we’re all set for summer…


We still need to purchase some plants for the back side of the house.  The area is morning sun/shade and we do have deer in our back yard that think our plants are a good midnight snack.  We get very indecisive every time we step into Lowe’s and end up walking away empty handed.

Does anyone have any favorite shade plants?  Suggest away!! 

What’s your favorite annual? Perennial? Petunias and hydrangeas are at the top of my list!!

As for the paint, I’ll hopefully share that with you tomorrow!

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