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.