Friday, May 3, 2013

Flowers, Flowers, Everywhere!


In the front of our house we have an old brick planter. It has privacy bushes in it, and ugly old dirt. It's been that way since we moved in. When I picked my youngest up from school yesterday, we went right to Home Depot to pick some things out to pretty it up.


When we got there we found flowers everywhere!


Gorgeous, colorful, beautiful blooms were everywhere we looked, ah could anything else feel more like warm weather??? It was awesome!


I told the little guy to pick out a couple of flower types, anything he wanted, so long as the tag showed it was one that needed lots of sun.



We headed home with the two he selected, and got right to work. We did all the enriching, fabric-laying, and mulching too (no more ugly dirt, hurrah!).  
 

We didn't get all of the way finished because there had to be a break to make and eat dinner, but we'll be done tonight.  I'm starting to really anticipate this whole prettying up the yard thing. It's going to be a fun summer. :)

101 comments:

Manzanita said...

The little nipper guy looks like he enjoys it every bit as much as the Mama. Gardening and landscaping, both so much fun and when you're finished, the sense of pride is overwhelming.

mail4rosey said...

We're pretty new at it (we've attempted flowers a couple of times) but I can see the allure, and the options are endless, I love that too!

Sonya M. Jones said...

Aww...love the flowers little man picked out. He looks like he's having fun. Enjoy this age...they always want to help. As they get older help is hard to find. lol

mail4rosey said...

You ain't a'kiddin' :) Happy to see you out and about!

Sandee said...

Excellent, and I'm sure we'll see more pictures as things grow and fill in. I'm sure of it.

Have a terrific day filled with lovely flowers. :)

Raising Reagan said...

How pretty ... I really would love to have a flower garden. We just don't have the room.
I have to live vicariously through you! {and your yard!}

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Masshole Mommy said...

Very purdy!! We don't do a lot of flowers and such because we just don't have the yard for it, but we spruced up our mulch beds last weekend and planted grass seed, etc.

Susan Zutautas said...

I can't wait to start planting flowers this year. Yours are so pretty. I usually have to wait until the end of May to make sure all the frost warning are gone. The joys of living in Ontario Canada :)

mail4rosey said...

A lovely day filled with flowers sounds fine to me. :) Same to ya. :)

mail4rosey said...

We have bumble bees here today, they've already found them...great big pretty ones too. :)

mail4rosey said...

I need to plant grass seed this weekend in a spot near the side yard. I like the mulch it pretties everything up, makes it neater.

mail4rosey said...

We had snow here a couple of weeks ago. Crazy. I'm crossing my fingers it stays warm.

Theresa said...

Gorgeous flowers lil man picked out! Your yard is going to be rockin when you are done! Mother's Day is the day that kicks off flower planting here. We usually head to the local nursery and load up that day. I can't wait!

Aleksandra Nearing said...

We're going to work on finishing up planting a lot of annuals we bought last weekend, mainly coleus and some marigolds and potato vines. Rain or shine, we'll be gardening!

mail4rosey said...

It's fun. I'm hooked. :)

mail4rosey said...

Ohh, you've got that great yard too! I remember seeing on one of your posts. I bet it's great fun to keep it looking sharp!

Anca said...

I love flowers :) when I will have my house the garden is going to be full of flowers :)
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Melissa Bo said...

Love all of the photos!
He is so cute! =)

I love flowers!

2justByou said...

We used to have a brick planter at my childhood home. He picked some beautiful flowers! Can't wait to see the finished planter.
~Kim
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Lynn said...

I love flowers but be careful they can be quite addictive; once you start you might not be able to stop yourself.
Your little guy is a cutie.

Mama Badger said...

What a cute gardener you have! Isn't it nice to be able to do an afternoon project and get such satisfaction? Even better if it gets rid of something that made you think "yuck".

Jen said...

Nothing better than bright and cheerful flowers. :)

Cropped Stories said...

What great taste he has; these are beautiful! Thanks for stoppin' by my blog and leaving a comment! Hope you're having a great day and have a wonderful weekend :o)

Judy Haughton-James said...

Wow! Look at those beautiful flowers. You are going to be in for a floral treat Rosey! Your son certainly knows how to choose lovely flowers. I hope to get some new flowers in my garden soon. Have a wonderful weekend.

Our Neck of the Woods said...

Awesome! Planting flowers is so much fun and such a great way to start summer. Looks like your guy picked out some pretty flowers! :)

Lala H said...

those flowers are so pretty! i love the different colors.
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Mommy's Heart said...

Those pictures are beautiful! Love all the flowers.. thanks for sharing them :)

Pat Hatt said...

Looks like you have quite the little helper and hope both of you have a better green thumb than me haha

Renae at simple sequins said...

That is what I LOVELOVELOVE about Spring!!!! (If you haven't notice in my posts this week, huh?)

Robin Wilson said...

First of all great pics and could he be any cuter? I just love taking the family to pick out and plant flowers in the Spring! We spend a lot of time going around and around just inc case we missed one we want to take home!

alissa apel said...

They will look great!!! I love that you let him pick some.

We signed Mica up for Garden Club at school. He didn't want to do it, but now is enjoying himself.

Cindy@NorthofWiarton said...

LOVE time to go shopping for annuals ! so many bright colours that are fresh !

Chatty Crone said...

He is so cute and I know you two will do a beautiful job with those great flowers. sandie

My Journey With Candida said...

What a cute little helper you have. I need to get busy and get mine planted soon.

Mel@Mellywood's Mansion said...

I think gardening is excellent for kids and I've not found one yet who doesn't love it. Enjoy your flowers xo

Colette S said...

Oooh I should do this!
It will be lovely.
I like how you let him choose :)

Anonymous said...

I love working in the yard and planting today my little one and me went to Lowes to get plants for our front flower bed and get it ready the only bad thing is that we get no sunlight in the front so it's very hard to find shade plants cause they get boring and hostas we have way too many of it. But you will have fun. Can't wait to see what it looks like

The Blue Grumpster said...

I'm sure he's done a wonderful job by now. Love those flowers.

Frances Kendrick said...

I love flowers! They make me happy when I pull up to my house and see their beautiful colors!

Have a wonderful weekend!

Cheriese said...

Great pics! I was thinking this morning about how I should plant some flowers at home! I used to love going to the nursery when I was little, I loved pushing around those cool three wheeled trolleys with all my Mums plants in! Great post x

Maria said...

You are always having so much fun with your little man! He's one lucky guy! I love that you picked out flowers and planted them together! Beautiful photos and memories!
I hope you and your family have a wonderful weekend, Rosey!
Xoxox

Cindy Eikenberg said...

What a great post and your little guy is just adorable!!! I love that the two of you are on a gardening adventure together. Have the best weeekend! :) ~Cindy@littlemisscelebration.com

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

What a lovely post!! I am itching to plant my annuals in my pots but it is still too early here and we are having temps. in the low 40's here in the mornings. Usually we are save from frost after Mother's Day but I have lost plants to frost close to Memorial Day in the past....

Hugs,
Deb

Sleepshort said...

Adorable photos, lovely post. Pansies have always been a favourite of mine so it's nice to see some again.
Have a great weekend.

Kristie said...

How fun to go flower shopping with your little guy. Looks like he's a good helper! I hope you show the finished planter! I'd love to see how it turned out! :-)

Cyndi Calhoun said...

Your little guy is too cute! What fun that you could both do some gardening together. That's awesome! It sounds like loads of fun. ;)

Kristi Maloney said...

Loved your photos. Your little guy made some nice selections. What a fun project for the two you - what nice memories you'll both have. :)

ChatterBlossom said...

Yay for getting your hands dirty in the sunshine!! ;-)
-Jamie
ChatterBlossom

mail4rosey said...

Thank you for the visit and the follow. :)

mail4rosey said...

I love flowers too. :)

mail4rosey said...

My grandparents had a brick banister with tulips around it. :)

mail4rosey said...

I believe you, Lynn. I'm already ready to go back and have to curb myself. :)

mail4rosey said...

I'm not sure which factor I liked better, because I sure liked them both. :)

mail4rosey said...

Agreed. :)

mail4rosey said...

Thanks for the visit back. :)

mail4rosey said...

They make the front look so much nicer, Judy. Funny how one simple thing can change things up. :)

mail4rosey said...

It is a great way to start the summer. :)

mail4rosey said...

Thank you, and for the follow too. :)

mail4rosey said...

Thanks for reading. :)

mail4rosey said...

5-yr. olds will gladly help w/anything. Too bad they don't always keep that exuberance for work when they're tweens/teens. ;)

mail4rosey said...

Your granddaughters looked lovely in their Spring outfits. :)

mail4rosey said...

It's hard to stop at just a couple. I am guessing we will make a return trip at some point. :)

mail4rosey said...

I think Garden Club sounds fun.

mail4rosey said...

I love the bright colors too. :)

mail4rosey said...

So far so good, and we're knocking on wood they stay pretty for awhile. :)

mail4rosey said...

Thanks, he'll do in a pinch. ;) :)

mail4rosey said...

They do love it, you're right. That makes it more fun for adults too because they get so excited about it. :)

mail4rosey said...

You could feed your pretty worms, hahahahhaa. Sorry, Colette, I could not resist. :)

mail4rosey said...

Thanks! I liked your umbrella holder, we need to do something like that here too.

mail4rosey said...

Thanks, he did a pretty dandy job. :)

mail4rosey said...

You have a wonderful weekend too. :)

mail4rosey said...

Aww, I hope my kids remember stuff like that when they're older.

mail4rosey said...

You have a good weekend too. :)

mail4rosey said...

Kids making stuff fun, that's for sure, but I know you already know. :)

~ Noelle said...

yay for pretty flowers :)
fun times and great memories .

mail4rosey said...

We had an early morning soccer game today and it was downright chilly!

mail4rosey said...

I love Pansies too.

mail4rosey said...

He is a great helper. :)

mail4rosey said...

I like that we get to look at it everyday. :)

mail4rosey said...

He's real good at spending my money. ;) hehehe

Thanks for the visit, Kristi. :)

mail4rosey said...

Yay for sunshine! :)

mail4rosey said...

Agreed x3. :)

Liz @ A Nut in a Nutshell said...

I can't decide if we're safely past the frost or not, but those lilies you showed...I want, I want, I want!

Kenya G. Johnson said...

Are you sure you aren't getting any more snow? Okay, I know that was a mean joke. ;-)

mail4rosey said...

Those were so gorgeous, that they're the ones calling my name to come back. Must.resist.Home.Depot. lol

mail4rosey said...

It's Michigan, so it's really not impossible. But that was oh so bratty considering you (lucky!) live in a warm weather state. :)

myshelomitashop said...

So beautiful, I looked at your photos and suddenly felt warmth and fresh. It is definitely a fun activity to enjoy. When we get a new house will try to do some urban gardening :)

coach-daddy said...

Little Dude looks happy to help, and I love the idea of letting him pick out what goes there. You give him a great stake in the work that way, and he'll be so proud of the flowers all season.

My youngest is the only one left among mine who you can always count on to join her mom in the garden for planting, harvesting, or anything in between. Great post, Rosey.

mail4rosey said...

Flowers are happy! Thank you for stopping over today. :)

mail4rosey said...

You're right he is so happy with his flowers, and he wants to sprinkle the one type every day (the other just needs weekly watering). :)

I have 1 1/2 left who like to help. The 14-yr. old is half in, half out. ;)

Ai Sakura said...

love the flowers you chose! Can't wait to see the finished result :)

Ai @ Sakura Haruka

JDaniel4's Mom said...

What pretty flowers! We love to dig in the dirt at our house. It looks like you do too.

mail4rosey said...

Thank you! :)

mail4rosey said...

We do, officially, love to dig in the dirt. :)

Henrietta said...

He really picked some nice flowers! They'll sure brighten up the yard! I need to go buy a few flats of pansies for my porch containers, I love pansies!

Christy Maurer said...

So pretty! I've decided to grow clover because that's what is growing in my flower beds!

mail4rosey said...

I love them too.

mail4rosey said...

That makes it way easier too. :) We've got pretty purple flowers growing I didn't know we had...I like flower surprises. :)

Frugal in WV said...

Cute photos :) I just planted my flowers last weekend, my oldest helped me do the planting.

mail4rosey said...

IT's fun when the kids help. :)