My Husband "Subvet" says that when our first son "Sonshine" was born the sun rose on our world, when our second son "Gator" was born the sun laughed and when our daughter "Sugars" was born all the flowers bloomed. That says it all.

"Life is not about waiting for the storms to pass...
It's about learning how to dance in the rain."
Anonymous

Your mind is the garden, your
thoughts are the seeds, the harvest can either be flowers or weeds. — William
Wordsworth

Monday, September 14, 2009

The front side flowerbed.

I have a little bed that's all mine...but it's been left unattended this year.

this is what it looked like right after I started working in it.








At the end of day 1...




at the end of day 2..and a trip to Lowes....






day 3... I thinned out the irises and moved them down the wall. I still need to thin out all those cannas...but not sure where to put them yet.





next to purple pansies these plum petunias are my favorite annual. They bloom from spring to first freeze (which is a loooong time in NE Texas) and will spread and require nothing but periodic watering.

ain't it purty?


When I mentioned that those silly logs someone used for a border had big old rusty nails hanging out the sides of them hubby offered up some of the edging he's using on our bed of shrubs across the front....


he was sweet enough to put in the edging for me!



an item crossed off the Todo List and a much nicer looking bed!

8 comments:

Diane@Diane's Place said...

It looks great, Sarah. And I know how much work that is from personal experience. I hate Bermuda grass! Gardening is a good stress reliever though, unless you let the weeds and grass get to you, lol. ;o)

Our first frost is usually around the end of October, but I wouldn't be a bit surprised to see frost before then this year. :-/

Happy new week!

xoxoxo

Sara said...

Great job---it looks so nice, now! Gardening makes my back hurt. I just realized that's why I rarely do any around the house. Our raised bed in the community garden has been a little easier on the back.

Susan said...

Looks nice and what a sense of satisfaction that has to give you.
Susan

ellen b. said...

That is a great improvement. It looks so nice and tidy now...
Good job, hope your back and fingers are feeling ok...

Lisa said...

I know how good that feels! I have a few such corners (and acres) around here that need this inspiration!

(Oh, and btw, girl, I got something really fun in the mail today.... &:o)

Adrienne said...

Looks wonderful. I use tons of RoundUp for Bermuda and Quack grass. I use tons of RUp for everything....I "heart" RUp. Buy it by the gallon (not pre-mixed). After RUp I heart 2-4-D. Buy that by the gallon, too.

I just like chemicals, period! Some of them I even put on the garden. heh

diana said...

it looks great. you usually don't think about working on flower beds this time of year - at least not around here. i'm sure it felt good to get it in shape.

Stephanie D. said...

Isn't it satisfying to get all the weeds out and watch those flowers take a deep breath? I love pansies, too. Recently fell in love with impatiens, even though they're annuals. I have 3 planters of them by the mailbox and they love the site--went bonkers on me! They almost look artificial, they're so lovely.