Little by Little

Remember a couple of weeks ago when I showed you our Friday night project?

At that time there was just a nice spread of Bermuda grass in the backyard.

When you move, it takes time to make a garden.

We aren't terribly patient.



So the man of my dreams started digging and mixing dirt and compost.

He planted one big beautiful crape myrtle but it seemed lonely.

So we kept planting and planting.



Now we have a flower bed that can grow and mature beautifully.


Roses, day lilies, pentas, periwinkles, moss rose, amaryllis, society garlic, and thyme.



When I wake up in the mornings I look out and smile. :)

30 comments

  1. How pretty! I like how it's curvy! I wish we had a flat garden instead of hanging-on to a 45 degree slope!

    xo,
    RJ

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  2. What a beautiful spot for these flowers and trees. I love roses! The birds on the feeders outside my window are making me smile this morning! Enjoy your day!

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  3. It's going to be so fun watching everything grow and bloom this summer. Your roses look beautiful! I put in some new plants this spring too and I keep willing them to grow faster! :)

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  4. Your new garden is so pretty! I love those roses!

    Smiles,
    Carol

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  5. So pretty, love your landscaping!!!
    Blessings,
    Cindy

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  6. Wow...everything is looking great, Stacey! It's only the beginning!

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  7. Oh it is going to be stunning...don't you think a man working in the yard is kinda sexy..??!! Love when my hubby helps around the yard!!

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  8. Wow, that is fabulous. I love how your curved it and it looks amazing.
    Great job. Hugs, Marty

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  9. Looks good now, but oh how this is going to look so pretty once it all starts filling in! The hubs did a good job, Stacey. :-)

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  10. Lovely! Wow, what quick work!
    You mentioned my kitchen valance in your comment on my blog post, "Cow in the Kitchen". It's actually two inexpensive cotton dishtowels hung with simple clip on curtain rings.

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  11. So pretty, I would be checking it every day two! Can't wait to see it in a mature state..

    Hugs!

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  12. Wow! Y'all have done a lot of work! It looks very pretty. I have some society garlic too and love it. Mine is just starting to have the purple blooms. You'll have to update us with new pics during the summer. It always surprises me how fast things fill in. I have a habit of placing things too close together, then they end up squishing each other. :)

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  13. Your garden looks lovely. I totally understand not being patient.

    What made me smile today - colorful flowers in a spot that one month ago was a jungle. We had someone do the hard work while I was suffering from bursitis and I was able to do the planting. Everything is in bloom and growing.

    I linked your blog to my most recent post.

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  14. Wow ...what a lot of work and how pretty it is! Love the border rock edging and the plants you chose! We just got back from the Texas hill country and loved it! Everything was in bloom..yee haw!
    Miss Bloomers

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  15. Oh, your flower bed looks so pretty!! And it's just going to get better and better as the season goes on. What a great view!!
    Mary Alice

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  16. Thanks for visiting my blog! I love this post.....of course, I LOVE gardens. I adore what you have done! Must be a precious view out that window!

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  17. Stacey, this would make me smile too. Your garden is going to give you years of joy. Thanks for sharing.
    Have a great weekend..........Sarah

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  18. Very pretty Stacey! It would make me smile too!~~Angela

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  19. Wow! He did good! I love the shape of that bed and the lows and highs of everything he planted in it. That's a great way to border your yard. Those crepe myrtles are a great size to start off with too!

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  20. it's beautiful! Great job...I love the curve of the garden and can't wait to see it later on when the trees are in bloom! :)

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  21. Your garden is really coming along! The weather has been so perfect the last few days it puts you in the gardening mood.Even me! LOL! I drove by Calloways today and it was PACKED!!!!

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  22. How pretty! I need to get started on my landscaping, thanks for the inspiration!!

    Thanks for swinging by my blog, it's so nice to connect with you!

    Polly
    Georgie Emerson Vintage

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  23. Oh Stacey, it is going to be beautiful when it fills in. No wonder it brings a smile to your face. I love Crape Myrtles! Saw them when vacationing in the Carolinas. You don't see them here, but I just read an article about one particular type that can do o.k. here. May have to give it a try. So happy to have you share with Share Your Cup!
    hugs,
    Jann

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  24. Oh all these posts I'm reading about gardening and planting are getting me so excited about gardening weekend coming up!

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  25. What makes me smile today? Well, it would be seeing what the two of you accomplished in the garden department. Just beautiful! Can't wait to see it as it matures. I bet it will provide me with more smiles.

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  26. You guys did a GREAT job - makes a huge difference in your backyard. All those little character things take time with a new home. Welcome back to Texas!

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  27. Wow you guys did an AMAZING job! It looks so pretty and will look beautiful when it all fills in!

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  28. Oh this looks so gorgeous! What a fantastic job.

    We did a bit of planting on Mother's Day. 1/2 are already dead due to 100+ temps.
    Bah humbug.

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  30. Whataguy! Digging like that is for the YOUNG! I need two rose bushes planted and they are still sitting. :( It looks wonderful! Remember to show the same area to us in a couple of months..or less.
    :)

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