Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Birdhouses and a Picket Fence

An unexpected Saturday off work and cooler than usual temperatures gave my hubby the time and incentive to put up the birdhouses and picket fence he gave me for Mother's Day. Summer is winding down and soon there will be many days for yardwork.

My grandmother's antique rose that I rooted is planted in front of the fence section and will cover it in a year or two.



The birdhouse posts will be painted white soon and I am planning a flower bed around the bottom next spring. During the winter I will make the bed the "lazy way" by laying down newspapers or cardboard, covered by mulch. Next spring the grass will be dead and easy to remove, leaving soft soil underneath.

12 comments:

Denise said...

You have such a nice tidy yard, while I love my rocks sometimes I wish my was flat. Unbelieveable that September is so close, I love fall but I have to fight back thinking what come after :0(

Pen Pen said...

Debbie, it is all so pretty! Love the birdhouses... your home is adorable!

Rocky said...

I like the picket fence it really adds to the yard nice job

Lyn said...

Debbie, you are blessed with such a pretty home and yard. Love the bird houses and picket fence. Your dh did a very nice job. How sweet of him.

Granny J said...

What a nice mothers day gift. I like the picket fence and the birdhouses are adorable.

Anonymous said...

He is always so thoughtful! The fence and birdhouses fit right in.
the two of you surely do a good job. It is all beautiful.

We are anxious to see it in person.

Marjorie

Elizabeth said...

Hi Debbie,
How pretty. I love bird houses. It has been a really hot summer here.
Stay cool.
Elizabeth

Anonymous said...

Very pretty!

DarcyLee said...

I love the birdhouses. Perfect for you little country farm house.

Rhonda said...

the polka dot birdhouses are too cute - the pictures of your pretty new home have been so much fun to look at

keep 'em comin! :)

Terri said...

Those birdhouses are the cutest things I've ever seen!

Mom2fur said...

So far, I love everything about your house! I think it's wonderful you have your grandma's rose bush. I hope it flourishes for years!
My bil has a fig tree in his backyard that was brought over from Italy about a hundred years ago (no kidding!) that went from Queens, to Floral Park to Mastic Beach. And it still bears fruit!
Hey, I'm glad you're making good use of the magnetic snaps. They couldn't have gone to a nicer person.

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