Here's Smif planting the lonely sprout of grass. ;)
It is pampas grass...they are actually really pretty once they are grown.
This is what it looks like with the fresh mulch. I am hoping that once it is grown it will look as good as what he is imagining. I am no landscaper, so I'm trusting the man. But, right now, it looks like a random sprout of grass to me!
This is the corner flower bed that was a dirt bed for over a year. The flowers are teeny right now, but hopefully we will be able to make them thrive with a little love and patence! Side note-all of the rocks/petrified wood that make up the border are things that my Granny made my Papa drag home on one of their many trips. She couldn't resist, I'm glad because I have a piece of her in my "garden"! I love that lady!
We planted two of these trees last year after ripping out some icky apricot trees. I loved the apricots, but oh boy, did they ever make a sticky, bug-attracting, mess in our yard. ICK. They are Autumn Blaze Maples and turn a beautiful, deep shade of red in the Autumn. LOVE.
This is our teeny little rosebush.It is supposed to get really big after a few years-fingers crossed! I haven't ever had a green thumb, so this whole planting flowers thing is risky business! I am really hopeful that all of these little guys will really grow and be big beauties!
This is my early Mother's Day gift! I assembled it and painted it yesterday. I love how it turned out! That boring porch was in desperate need of some color.
I only posted this picture because of the lil' cutie hollering at me through the door. Someone wanted his momma to stop fooling around and come inside! Oh, and if you have any suggestions on how to (inexpensively) revamp that oh-so-ugly mailbox, puh-leaaase send me your suggestions!