Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Dab of This and That

What I been up to lately? Playing in the dirt ! I love going to buy flowers in the Spring - well at least until I get to the checkout and I hear the words "your total is $$$$" !
These Potato Bush topiaries were beautiful, but at $54 each, none came home with me.
A flat, 4 six packs and 3 pints later - Sounds like I have been partying! :-D
my courtyard is starting to look more like Spring.
Photobucket Went out to take some better pictures this morning, but it is cloudy and threatening rain, so these will have to do for now. I did get a picture of my first iris and first azalea that has opened up.
I have a feeling, the freshly planted pots will be coming inside Thurs. and Fri. nights, as the temps are suppose to be in the 40's. :-(
Finally got around to making a wreath for the front door. Used what I already had - the wreath and bird I got for 80 cts. ea. at the dollar store that went out of business, daisies from last year and the yellow ribbon I have had so long, I don't remember what I bought it for.
Taxes are finished and mailed - Yay!
So see - I have done something besides play on the computer!!! :-D
Hope everyone is having a great week!


susan said...

Glenda-I am envious! It is looks like spring at your house! I love those topiary bushes. I am always afraid to buy one too for fear I will kill it. It would break my heart!--the cost!!! Yucky day--I hope to do some yard work after next Monday!

SavoringTime in the Kitchen said...

Your courtyard is looking beautiful once again! It's amazing how much plants are selling for these days. I'm glad we have a variety of nurseries so I get shop the best prices.

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Beautiful plants. I'm ready to do some planting soon myself.

Floss said...

Your garden is looking lovely! I bought a little azalea this year for the first time - it is very pretty with white, pink-edged petals. But it's smaller than yours, I think!

I really like your pretty wreath. I have one on our door which has been tapping in the wind all day...

PAT said...

Everything is so pretty Glenda!

Rising Rainbow said...

I haven't even started my spring cleaning on my flower beds yet. I love when they're done but hate playing in the dirt.

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

Oh, I love your pretty flowers Glenda! They are just so lovely, I can't wait to put some out!
Spring is my favorite time of year!

Terry said...

You've taken some really beautiful pictures! It's too cold here yet for any type of outside flower but I can't wait for it to warm up.

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Oh girl I want to play in the seems like so long since I've been able to get outside and play ha ha!! Oh my big old plum tree that was over 20 years old broke right in half while I was gone...seen it today and just of the last Trees Wally planted for me before he died...sighs...Hope you had a GREAT Easter my dear friend...Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

xinex said...

Your courtyard is so pretty, Glenda. I love the topiaries in the store. Gosh! are they expensive though!...Christine

Meli Abellán said...

Glenda, I'm glad you finished with the taxes!! Now is our turn in Spain!!!
The flowers and plants are so lovely!!! I hope to have soon my flowers growing!!!
Warm regards,

Anonymous said...

It looks so pretty. All I have out in pots are ferns right now. But I think mine, too, will be coming inside tonight due to chilly temps. I can't wait to see more of what you plant.

Manuela@A Cultivated Nest said...

For once I'm happy it's going to rain! The pollen is killing me.

I love all the plants available now. Your courtyard is looking really pretty!


Barb said...

Hi Glenda, ooooooooo, can I stay and drool for a while. Ha.

Just gorgeous!!

Barb ♥

Diann said...

Hi Glenda!

Oh, everything is looking so beautiful at your place! don't you just love to go to the local nurseries and just look around at all the gorgeous flowers!

A New England Life said...

I know what you mean Glenda about the $$$! I love to browse the nursery but that's mostly all I do, browse.

I sure wish I could work in our garden a bit more but it's still a bit cool. Another couple weeks will make a big difference. Heck, before we know it Memorial Day will be here!

Enjoy your beautiful flowers.

Debbiedoos said...

WOW you have been busy like I have been, looks like I had some catching up to do....I did:) I love all your flowers, I you have a green thumb, I do not:(

Kendra @ Domestic Princess in Training said...

So beautiful! I foresee many weekends of yard work in my near future. I wish I had a green thumb like you!