Well Spring has finally sprung and my body is aching from the yard work. It’s such a labor of love, but unfortunately it doesn’t love me back. Once it’s all done, the finished product is always pleasing. My yard is definitely a work in progress. I’m what you could call a “garden goodie junkie”. I love looking at pristine garden landscapes, but when it comes to my own, I like seeing little trinkets as I look through the flower beds. I’d like to share a few of my “goodies” I have tucked in my flower beds. First, I have to say I was extremely thankful because I found someone willing to give away field rock. All I had to do was come get what I want. So naturally, I’m going to take advantage of anything free. I found so many shapes, sizes and color variation… and they were just what I needed to outline my beds.
Cleaning the beds is always the hardest part.. the leaves are just about gone and things are beginning to bloom. The first signs of spring is always a pleasing sight for sore, cold eyes from winter. My sedum plants are always the first to begin growing.. they’re so easy and carefree, which is the #1 reason I love them so much.
The mulch is being added section by section. This is my biggest bed and its finished being cleaned and mulched.
I’ll take you through a close-up tour of my goodies inside. I love having music outside and these two guys show my reflection of a music lover.
The Iris is beginning to bloom!!!
My azaleas are in full bloom
These are more items you’ll find as your eyes wander into the flowers. The little lady is an item I found in Mexico a few years ago. The hens & chicks in the seashell are actually doing very well. They’ve been snugged inside there since last year and are growing. An old tool chest mounted on fireplace irons is my funky junk flower pot for more Sedum plants
Hens & Chicks and Sedum.. the pefect combination for a carefree succulent flower bed.
The pelicans were yard sale items…and they found a nice shady spot tucked near the daffofil. I’m just so so happy about the garden rock.
It has been two weeks worth of back aching work, but in the end.. it’s always worth it. I still have one more bed needing attention, so until next week.. Oouch.. 🙂