Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Redoing the Front Flower Bed

First of all, my thoughts and prayers are with all of the friends and family who have been hurt by hurricane Harvey! It just breaks my heart to see all of the devastation that has occurred. We've been moved from Galveston for three years now and it almost seems like I'm dreaming seeing all of this tragedy. 

Hello, Dear Ones! I'm almost embarrassed to show you these next few snaps because you just may decide to laugh! I know so many of you are wonderful gardeners and have the greenest of thumbs. Well, we decided to spiff up the front flower beds.
 Yep, bare as a baby's bottom. We've lived here now for three years and have just let this big ole bed lay bare. Wonder what the neighbors think?
 Yep, just a nekked (that's transplanted Texan to New York for naked) flower bed except for the weeds! See the dirt spots? Well, we had a little visitor last fall - a MOLE and he did his job of wreaking our yard! We had it treated and he's gone now but you can still see his damage. The grass is surely but slowing filling back in. That little booger!!
 Ta dah! Isn't this much better? I dug up some day lilies from the back yard that didn't get any sunshine and divided them up and planted them here. This bed gets dappled sun throughout the day.



I grabbed a trio of shepherd hooks and hung some pretty coleus plants from them. Always nice to hear a little wind chime singing when the wind blows.
 Here we are a little closer. I bought some hostas and meant to go back and buy some more to border the front but just never did. Then some pinks and some white daisies and hope they survive the winter and come back up next year.
 I bought three little boxwoods and put them at the back. Everything has grown since I took these snaps. The boxwoods need to be trimmed and the day lilies and standing up nice and tall now. You're not seeing weeds...no, no Nanette! :) I just love my little copper water sprinkler. She's so cute, I just leave her in there all of the time.
Here's a look from the driveway when everything was nekked. Well, except for the weeds.
 It's such a nice view now. There is always something to do isn't there? I keep telling myself - one step at a time. Oh, do you see that tripod looking things over in the right hand corner by the tree? It's a sprinkler. Mr. Precious got so smart and bought a timed water sprinkler thingy he hooked up to the outside water faucet and has sprinklers hidden around the front yard to water it automatically. Now I wasn't really keen on looking at a tripod on  my front lawn but I've gotten used to it and it's kinda hidden by the tree. But it all works and we don't have to pull around a water sprinkler all day long just to water the front yard.
I lost a few hostas from last winter but this painted Japanese fern has taken over and I forgot what the feathery blooming plant is. Is that an astilbe? Shoot! I don't know. My thumb ain't green, y'all! :)

Be a bunch of sweeties,
Shelia :)

I'll leave you with a little Note Song ~

Rose Garden

 I beg your pardon I never promised you a rose garden
Along with the sunshine there's gotta be a little rain sometime
When you take you gotta give so live and let live and let go oh oh oh oh
I beg your pardon I never promised you a rose garden

I could promise you things like big diamond rings
But you don't find roses growin' on stalks of clover
So you better think it over
Well, if sweet talking you could make it come true
I would give you the world right now on a silver platter
But what would it matter
So smile for a while and let's be jolly love shouldn't be so melancholy
Come along and share the good times while we can

I beg your pardon I never promised you a rose garden
Along with the sunshine there's gotta be a little rain sometime
I beg your pardon I never promised you a rose garden

I could sing you a tune and promise you the moon
But if that's what it takes to hold you I'd just as soon let you go
But there's one thing I want you to know
You'd better look before you leap still waters run deep
And there won't always be someone there to pull you out
And you know what I'm talking about
So smile for a while and let's be jolly love shouldn't be so melancholy
Come along and share the good times while we can

I beg your pardon I never promised you a rose garden
Along with the sunshine there's gotta be a little rain sometime.....

I beg your pardon I never promised you a rose garden
Along with the sunshine there's gotta be a little rain sometime..... 
~ sung by Lynn Anderson