Sunday, May 17, 2009

Glimpses of Home

Oh, the joys of staying home all day long on a Saturday! Yesterday, I decided to work in the yard during the morning and save housework for the afternoon. The day flew by and I was still outside at 7:00 P.M.! I only went inside to move laundry from the washer to the dryer and to hang out one load of clothes. I had to run to the clothesline to get the clothes in when a brief rain shower started.

At one point of the day I was greeted at the door by this puppy. I put him in our old dog/goat crate for fear she would get run over. She was so sweet, but thank goodness we found out that she belonged to a neighbor down the road and took her home ASAP!

I spent time in some of these areas of our yard.

The shade garden:

Vinca Vines, Pansies and a wall pot:

Some tomatoes Hubby has growing in pots:

The progress in the raised bed:

Some new plantings:

A new garden flag beside one of my favorite plants, a yellow Sedum:

Two clematis vines growing amazingly fast:

Geraniums, all in a row:

Around the bottom of the mailbox:

Next week is a three day weekend and I have plans for one more area of the yard that needs attention. Hopefully the work week will go by quickly!


Heather said...

everything looks great! that puppy is cute.

Anonymous said...

Hi Debbie,
It looks like you were very busy :)
Question....what happened to your list of blogs that you follow? I was looking for ones that I liked to read but didn't bookmark them, argh!


Debbie J. said...

Hi Colleen, I put the list back on. Let me know if the ones you are looking aren't on there and I will add it. Thanks! D.

C. C. said...

Very nice yard! It is amazing how much work caring for growing things is! (Includes kids as well as gardening).

Have a nice week!

C. C.

Mary Ann said...

What a sweet little puppy. I'm glad she got returned to her owner.:-)

Your plants look great!Thanks for sharing!

Fruit of her hands said...

Debbie~ Wow your garden areas are so pretty. You put in lots of work out there.
Have a great week.

Anonymous said...

Thanks, Debbie


Pen Pen said...

Your yard is gorgeous. I've never put anything between my two garage doors before, but LOVE the idea. Maybe I can copycat you this week on that idea! The puppy was so cute!

Mom2fur said...

I need to start my tomatoes soon! I broke down and got one of those topsy-turvey things to try out. I'll have to post a review later in the summer!
I'm so glad you found that sweet puppy's owner!
BTW, the freezer: I had been putting it of for ages. But this week, I wanted to cut back on my food budget and use what I have (mostly), so I decided now was the time. Plastic boxes do help! I only have two I use, but would like to get at least one more. They are a little larger than a shoebox, and the lids clamp shut. They also have handles, which make them easy to lift. I use one for boneless chicken and one for pork. Both are labelled, of course! It makes it so much easier, because then I can just lift the whole box out instead of having to move ten little items.

ancient one said...

It's looking good... I want to go get me a red geranium... I gave one to mama for Mother's day and today when I was out there it was soooo pretty... I might have to go back to Sandflowers soon...

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