This last weekend we were hard at work getting things done around the yard.
It never seems like there is enough time to do everything…
…we’ve got activities, someone is away, it’s raining…
But this weekend we were busy!
So here is a view of our front flower bed and front porch.
We always like to make sure our front yard is clean and trimmed,
and I love for our front step to be ready for visitors!
We keep it simple up here.
I love our black mulch filled tree & shrub bed as it’s very low maintenance.
I rarely have to weed…it pretty much looks like this all season.
We have a tiny little porch where I always hang 2 flower baskets in the summer.
And this year I decided to flank the door with 2 shade pots (you might remember these from this post).
I put these planters together at a course in April, and the instructor was really trying to encourage me to do something very unique and different with them.
But I just couldn’t do it. I need things to match. I just do.
I have to say that I am very happy I didn’t go outside of my comfort zone,
and that I went with what my heart said instead!
These planters are some of my most favourite yet!
Here is a picture of one planter up close.
They are in complete shade, but have doubled in size already!
Here is a close up of my hanging baskets on the porch.
I got these planters all ready to grow at Wal-Mart this year.
With such a short growing season, we need our flower baskets to be in full bloom! ;)
I love how they match the front door!
Here is a close up view of one.
And here we are in the backyard.
I went with my old-tried-and-true petunias.
I have a soft spot for petunias, because they remind me of the many summers I spent
at my Grandparents farm as a kid.
I love their pretty & colourful little faces, their scent,
and the fact that by the end of the summer, these pots will be overflowing with flowers!
Here’s a keeping it real photo!
Look at those dandelions?! Ack. I hate dandelions.
We got rid of them this weekend!
BUT I had to put this photo in because I love how cute my little guy is! I love this picture.
He’s just a happy little guy, happy to toodle around.
But let’s just say that any time a toddler has a loaded hose in his hands, things can get very ugly very fast.
Thanks again for watching my garden grow!
Things are always changing in here and I keep adding new things, so I’ll be updating again!
(It’s such a nice way for me to be able to document my garden growing!)
Have an inspiring day!
Between Naps on the Porch, My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia, Tip Junkie, Southern Hospitality, Thrifty Decor Chick