Monday, April 8, 2013

Monday Morning: Need a Manicure


Good Morning Friends.

Happy Monday!

Just giving you a little peek at the update in the front flower beds.

Many plants have been added and lots of beautiful dark hardwood mulch.



This bed is going to get the full heat of the Texas sun so we've chosen our plants carefully.

We've planted Knock Out Roses, Drift Roses, bandana lantana, pincushions, gomphrena, day lilies, and of course other bushes. 

I'm on the lookout for the perfect birdbath.


Remember me telling you that working in the yard is the best way to meet neighbors?

We've had visits from everyone. 
We are in a brand new neighborhood so
everyone has a lot of work to do and they are curious about our project.

Anyway, the cutest little girl...she might be about 6 has been circling my driveway on her bicycle.
I finally asked her yesterday if she wanted to help me plant flowers.

She jumped right off her bike and planted with me for an hour. :)

I sent her home with some flowers for her yard and she was so excited.
Pretty sure I enjoyed it more than she did though.



Our porch is tiny but I've tried to make it welcoming.


More full sun choices in the pots:
hibiscus, creeping jenny, potato vine, pentas, and gomphrena.


I'm a happy girl these days with my hands in the dirt!






15 comments:

Andrea at Opulent Cottage said...

Everything looks so nice! I think you know more about Texas plants now than I do :) We worked outside all weekend too, I can hardly move today!

Olive said...

Lantana can take the heat. We have five varieties of it here and they grow like weeds and I do not do a thing to them except trim them back in the winter. It gets hot here too. I give loads of lantana away every spring. Your flower garden is going to be magnificent Stacey:-]

Lisa @ Texas Decor said...

You made great flower choices! Everything looks wonderful! The hibiscus should do really well for you. I like pentas too, but for some reason, I can't ever grow the white ones. The pinks and purples always do better for me. Enjoy your day! :)

Donna said...

Oh, I gotta get busy, too. First I gotta tackle those darn weeds. Your new plantings look good. Sweet story about the little girl neighbor.
D

Moni - Zuhaus at Home said...

Love the plants you chose...so pretty! Have a great week!

Lisa @ Fern Creek Cottage said...

Everything looks so beautiful!! That is so sweet that the neighbor girl came over to help. :)

Blondie's Journal said...

The beds look perfect, it looks like you are going to have so many pretty plants blooming soon. I'm so glad you met some of the neighbors and the little girl sounds darling...you're so sweet to have offered her to help!

XO,
Jane

Coastal Cottage Dreams said...

I am actually planting too today, herbs and ferns. Your landscape looks wonderful. Don't you just love getting your hands dirty?

Melissa Skidmore said...

Your plants and mulch look beautiful! I have been doing a lot of the same! I too could use a manicure! Life to the full! Melissa @ DaisyMaeBelle

JG said...

Working outside in our gardens is a great way to chat with the neighbors, Stacey! It's too early for us to plant, but it was 70°F today. Woohoo! What a treat! Your garden & front area looks very welcoming.
~Judy

Treshel Gallatin said...

You have such a beautiful blog. I will be visiting often.
Elle
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Angela Ryder said...

I need to get busy! Looks beautiful!~~Angela

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

It looks wonderful...Spring is in the air! And don't you love finishing a flower bed with mulch. It just makes it so much neater!

Debbie @ MeandMyDIY said...

Your beds look so good Stacey. And so does your front porch. I love the choices you made for your hibiscus planters. I can't wait to see what it all looks like after a month of growing!

Debbie

Tammy @ A Walk in the Countryside said...

Lovely! I have been slowly working in the yard myself! I let it go a little too much over the winter so it was messier than usual. You need to share the hibiscus pots when the smaller plants fill out! I bet they are going to be beautiful!