Monday, June 9, 2014

Outside …2014

This year I decided to go with a black and white theme, I found the rocking chair pad at
Walmart and the pillow I bought at Goodwill a few years ago!
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The spring/summer has got away from us, the tent/bag worms slowed us down so on
June 6th we are just getting the cover off the pool  and the back porch  settled. You
see the thing with those worms was that when you knocked the nests down they took
the paint right off of where you knocked them down from. My husband said he has
never seen them so bad!
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I saw on one blog to use plants that loved the shade for the areas you
had, mine are growing so much and with out sun.
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My first hydrangea, I’ve been babying it so much, so far so good’ I hope it grows into a
beautiful bush.
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Here is a close up, it’s been in the ground for a couple weeks do you think it’s
doing okay?
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This is on the second step of the front porch, I spray painted the pot black!
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We have had days of rain, pouring so bad as you can tell by the pot and how dirty
it is.
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This is under my favorite tree in the front yard, we were given a few hostas so I planted some
around the tree, I have been trying to grow some for a few years. I heard that deer don’t like
the smell of marigolds so I planted a few around the hostas, hopefully this will be the year
that everything goes well.
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This year they are doing a lot better than before, a friend gave us a few and we have put
them around the house.
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They are pretty and maintensce free, so next year I’ll be able to divide some and
put them along the fence in the back of our property.
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This is right beside the garage door as you can see the pot is aging so well.
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I did get a coat of paint on the tool box I I found a quart of opps  paint at Lowe’s
for $2.00. I can just see it full of red geraniums!
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I boat is still in our drive way, it’s for sale btw, we would love to get a pontoon boat.
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I hope everyone is doing well…I’ll be joining these parties


cynthia lee designs said...

Pretty flowers!! Love the bench with the birdhouses!!
Hope you have a great weekend.

Dawn said...

It all look beautiful, is your rocking chair from Walmart too? I seen some like it there. I think you are doing something right with the hydrangea for sure. That is a plant I can not grow. Can't wait to see how yours thrives.

ANNE said...

So pretty! I love your little touches - those birdhouses are adorable!!

Butterfly 8)(8 Bungalow said...

I love the black and white, but I also love that bench with the bird houses!

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

Very pretty, Rondell! I love how the white chair pops against the black door!

NanaDiana said...

Your front area looks really, really nice. I love the colors you have there. Can never go wrong with black and white as a base.

Your hydrangea is looking really good- especially for a this year planting.

Enjoy June and I hope your rains have slowed down- xo Diana

Christine Graves said...

Wonderful touches...and yes your hydrangea looks just great. They love morning sun and afternoon water when the temps gets in the high 80's to 90's....

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

The flowers and bench are so pretty and I adore the rocker on the porch. Such a lovely home. Thanks tons for linking to Inspire Me.

Natasha In Oz said...

Thanks so much for sharing your post at the Say G'Day Saturday linky party. I just pinned it!

Best wishes and hope you can join us again this weekend.
Natasha in Oz