Okay, I have a confession to make. As much as I love the shrubs and trees and flowers that bloom every season in our yard, I HATE yard work. We have lived in this house for 12 years this month and when we moved in, the lawns were all grass with some wonderful live oak and magnolia trees. Sometime during that first spring, my husband Gar let me in on a little secret of his, he HATES to mow grass. So the transformation began that very first summer, out with the grass, in with the gardens. Sounds good in theory. Since I had never been a gardener, at least an outside one, first order of business was to take a “Newcomers to Florida” gardening course at the county extension office. Never mind that I had already lived in Florida for 25 years, I was still a newbie. It was a great help and we were on our way.
The way it was….Lots and lots of grass
First project…line the walk way to the dock with palm trees.
And the planting has never stopped!
I love all my spring blooms and can’t wait for everything to be lush and lovely again. It was an easy winter on most of the tropical plants and they are coming back much earlier than usual. Wahoo!Today….
|Knock Out Rose|
It has been a glorious spring! Can’t wait for the rest of the yard to come back to life. Oh, I forgot one little fellow. He is on his way out but since I was teased incessantly in the early years about my gardening skills, even by the worst yard in the Hood I had to include him.
They said if I could ever come up with a commercial use for dollar weed, I would be a millionaire! Never could think of anything so guess it is time for a little Agent Orange. Sorry fella.
Till next time,
This week I’ll be sharing with:
Between Naps on the Porch's Metamorphosis Monday
Southern Hospitality's Thrifty Treasures Monday
House in the Roses Show Off Your Cottage Monday
Boogie Board Cottage's Masterpiece Monday
Coastal Charm's Nifty Thrifty Tuesday
A Stroll Through Life's Tabletop Tuesday
Cozy Home Scene's Your Cozy Home Tuesday
Ivy and Elephant's What's It Wednesday
Faded Charm's White Wednesday
Savvy Southern Style's Wow Us Wednesday
Beach Cottage's Good Life Wednesday
The Style Sister's Centerpiece Wednesday
Between Naps on the Porch's Tablescape Thursday
No Minimalist Here's Open House Thursday
Shabby Creek Cottage's Transformation Thursday
French Country Cottage's Feather Your Nest Friday
My Romantic Home's Show and Tell Friday
At the Picket Fence's Inspiration Friday
The Charm of the Home's Home Sweet Home Friday
The Tablescaper Seasonal Sundays