Sunday, May 17, 2009

Sunday Sundries

After weeks of feeling like I live Forks, today is a beautiful day.

(Did you Twilight fanatics pick up on that subtle reference?)

I couldn't wait to get dirty.

(I also can't wait to see what kind of Google hits I get on that statement. )

I have these two urns that were full of potting soil and twigs from last fall's mums and some weird yellow mushrooms. Sorry, no before pictures. But here's what they look like now:

Those are Gerbera Daisies, Corkscrew Rush, Petunias and does anybody know what those fat asparagus fern-looking things are? They weren't labeled but they have cute little pink flowers on them.

I also planted a few of these:

I am a huge fan of the Fuschia.

I also planted a few or 18 of these little guys:

Does anyone know what these are? The leaves are reminiscent of Vinca but the flowers look like little purple puff balls.

Here's my assistant gardner planting squash, bell pepper, tomato and cucumber plants. Two of them are named Bob and Larry. Can you guess which ones?!

(That was a not-so-subtle Veggie Tales reference.)

While Caitlin and I were working hard beautifying the front of the house, Wes was busy building our new deck on the back:

While all this industriousness was going on Hayley was hard at work...

...on her tan.

Of course, I was accompanied by my new BFF, Daphne:

And the three amigos: Dazey, Tess and Maddie:

Wes' smart friend, Kirk, volunteered to come over and help with the deck. I think he was probably alarmed when Wes called him a while ago to ask how thick a 5/4 deck board is.

Works every time.


Amber said...

Glad to share the smart husband for a little while. Maybe he'll be so worn out that he won't make me do the P90X that he was threatening me with. Eek.

And now you will be known as my "Smart and Green Thumbed Friend." Because just the fact that you know the names of those flowers makes you my hero...let alone the fact that you probably are going to be able to keep them alive.

Mom said...

does hayley know bout this pick? lol...looks like a fun family afternoon! I wish I had an assistant gardener!

Carpoolqueen said...

Glad you told me what those flowers were - other than the gerbera daisy, I was clueless.

I have a Bob&Larry veggie growing in my back yard. We're growing Zee French Peas.

None of us eat them. We just like to think we're farmerish.

Mich said...

This girl with a black thumb is in total awe of her green thumb friend!!!

Amber said...

I forgot to mention how excited I am about Daphne. What a fabulous name for Rosie's friend!!

We should take them out on the town. And then let them buy their moms new shoes.

Kellie said...

I love to garden, but I really don't like putting my hands (without garden gloves) in dirt. Which is weird because i'm not really a fussy kind of girl. Your potted plants look lovely!

Looks like your day out side was awesome!

Jennifer said...

Looks like you had a fun and productive afternoon!! Love the daisies...those are my personal favorite!!

Christi said...

I need some flowers and a carpenter too...maybe you all can tackle our house next weekend! :)

mer@lifeat7000feet said...

I wish I loved yard work. I don't. At all. I'm with Hayley.