Saturday, May 11, 2013

Flowers in Bloom

As many of you probably guessed, the raised garden beds are probably not going to happen this year. We've been putting the project off for months now because it was cold outside or we were working. Well, now the weather is beautiful and I'm really regretting it. I may still attempt a space for tomatoes and peppers if I'm feeling really ambitious. Spokane has been having a really unusual heatwave this last week with temperatures in the 80's. I'm so glad because spending a little time outside has really pulled me out of my not-wanting-to-do-anything-and-feeling-bummed-because-our-house-is-so-old-and-needs-so-much-work slump.

Of course with the nice weather I've been thinking a lot about what I want to do outside aesthetically. In the last week I cleared out the main flower bed of weeds and transplanted hyacinths that were scattered across the lawn to one of the side beds along the western edge of our property. Brandon and I got two 50ft lengths of soaker hose for the flower beds in the front yard and I'm thinking of adding one more to really saturate the larger bed.

Our bleeding heart that we planted last year is doing beautifully.

I picked up this small trellis from Fred Meyer the other day. Our clematis is already reaching up past the top, no blossoms yet though.

Brandon and I filled our two hanging baskets full of marigolds.

Some of the hyacinth and tulips that I transplanted.

View our back porch this morning. I forgot to mention that we had my cousin Chris come over earlier in the spring to prune our apple tree. If anyone knows what the bush is that has the little pink blossoms, please let me know.
Lastly, this has nothing to do with anything at all, but they are too cute not to share.

I'm not sure if the post office still has these (I've been hording them for a couple of months now) but aren't they awesome?

Also I've discovered drinking sun tea out of mason jars. Hipster? Maybe. To lazy to wash a glass to drink out of? Definitely.

Now for more playing in the yard. Happy Saturday.

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