Ah, as they say, the best laid plans of mice and men oft gang awry... I really meant to get a lot of tatting, crocheting, and bobbin lace done this weekend, but Dave convinced me that we needed to buy more plants for the garden! He's out busy planting now, so I'm sitting with my feet up and showing some pictures of what he's already done so far. This is a view of the north side of our house. Dave built the wooden walk as a surprise for me when I was working on my master's degree... I was so busy studying, I really didn't have time to check out what all the noise was about!
Here you see the very first flower bed created in the spring 15 years ago, right before Alison's high school graduation party. This garden has changed very little through the years. The biggest difference is that Dave no longer plants annuals in this bed. Instead, he brings home tropicals that were in too sad a shape to sell and nurses them back to health.
This is my favorite flower bed. Dave built the arbor from a design in Better Homes and Gardens. Some of the pieces rotted and fell off, but we think that just adds character. The birds love this flower bed too! I can sit on the porch with my morning coffee and watch them splashing around in the bird bath.
Speaking of the front porch, here it is! The porch wraps around to the back door on the south side of the house. I don't deal well with heat or too much sun, so I take my morning and evening walks on the porch. It doesn't get boring, because there are so many beautiful plants to see, birds to watch, and traffic zooming by... we live on a two lane state highway.
There's a lot more to see, but I'll save that for another day. I hope you enjoyed the tour!
I'm a retired elementary computer teacher/librarian, mother to four, grandmother to seven. I love lace. I love books. I love to collect. Now that I'm retired, I know I'll never be bored because I have so many interests, as well as the goodies I need to indulge my whims!