Wednesday, July 28, 2010
Thursday, July 15, 2010
As for gardening, I consider myself an amateur, but it's in my blood! I remember my great-grandmother's front porch, flower bed and vegetable garden, and HER out in a long-brimmed bonnet working everyday! I remember the giant kalanchoes my grandparents always grew in their "den-den." And I'll NEVER forget my grandmother's itchy fig tree! I had to get up early every morning in the summer and take my red, Gandy's plastic ice cream bucket out and pick figs. As a teenager, I really resented that fig tree, but now....I'm trying to figure out where I can squeeze one in on our property!
The patio is nice this time of year! It is a place to have quiet time in the early morning, listening to the sounds of the fountain and the birds. It is a place to relax and watch the kids play. It is a place to visit with family and friends on into the evening, provided the mosquitos don't start chomping on us!
This is one of my favorite spots at home. The patio! The fence is covered in trumpet vine this time of year. It's really a treat for me to watch the hummingbirds and butterflies flock to these gorgeous flowers!
This one is a little blurry. The breeze couldn't stop for just a second! But you can still appreciate the orange and coral-pink color of these hardy flowers.
I get to walk by that wall of flowers on my way to the Potting Shed.
Now this is just too darned cute, but I can't remember the actual name of it! I bought them at Walmart and I think they were called Summer Snapdragons, but I can't be sure and that's not like me because I can always remember flower names (unlike medicine names!)
And this is my new favorite! A variegated verbena. It reminds me of candy canes in the summertime.......or those cute little "pink ladies" at the hospital! I just love it! I want it every year!
I have it potted with spider plant and another pink petunia-like flower that I can't remember the name of. Shame on me!
I am linking up with Tootsie @ Tootsie Time http://www.tootsietime.com/ for "Flaunt your Flowers, Fertilizer Friday."
Tuesday, July 13, 2010
Here is the vignette on "top" of our dining table.
Here is the "top" of my mantle.
..a few vintage linens and a flea market picnic basket on "top" of an old chair in my kitchen.
And finally, the "top" of an old chest in my entry.
Saturday, July 10, 2010
South wall, before. I had to work around the cherry hutch as it needed to stay put. So, there was a balance challenge!
Northwest corner, before.
Northwest corner, after. (The boxes on the floor are gone now!)
East wall, after.