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. :)

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  1. 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.

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    1. 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!

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  2. 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

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

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  3. 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. :)

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

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

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  5. 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.

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    1. 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.

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  6. 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 :)

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

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  7. 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!

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  8. 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!

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    1. 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!

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  9. I love flowers :) when I will have my house the garden is going to be full of flowers :)
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    1. Thank you for the visit and the follow. :)

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

    I love flowers!

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

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  12. 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.

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

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  13. 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".

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

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  14. Nothing better than bright and cheerful flowers. :)

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  15. 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)

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  16. 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.

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

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

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

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  18. those flowers are so pretty! i love the different colors.
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    1. following you back dear thanks

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    2. Thank you, and for the follow too. :)

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

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

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    1. 5-yr. olds will gladly help w/anything. Too bad they don't always keep that exuberance for work when they're tweens/teens. ;)

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

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    1. Your granddaughters looked lovely in their Spring outfits. :)

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  22. 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!

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

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  23. 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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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  29. 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

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

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

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    1. Thanks, he did a pretty dandy job. :)

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

    Have a wonderful weekend!

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    1. You have a wonderful weekend too. :)

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  32. 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

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

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  33. 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

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

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  34. 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

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  35. 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

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

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

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  37. 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! :-)

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  38. 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. ;)

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

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  39. 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. :)

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

      Thanks for the visit, Kristi. :)

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  40. Yay for getting your hands dirty in the sunshine!! ;-)
    -Jamie
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  41. yay for pretty flowers :)
    fun times and great memories .

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

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

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

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

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  44. 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 :)

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

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  45. 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.

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    1. 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. ;)

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

    Ai @ Sakura Haruka

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

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

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  48. 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!

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

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

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

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