May 4, 2009

I'm A Happy Girl!

The weather was wonderful this weekend and I spent the last two days outside gardening. I'm so happy.

I dug,

I raked,

I pushed around wheel barrels full of dirt and sometimes kids,

I mixed

until I had noodle arms but it was all so worth it.

This is my veggie and cutting flower garden.
Here is the view from the gate. Looks like my bench could use some TLC. I love my pea gravel pathways and the raised beds. It helps keep the dog and the kids out of the plants. Plus I love the way it looks all neat and tidy.

I prepared all the beds for planting. It wasn't hard work, just slow. I removed all the mulch, added more dirt and compost, then re-spread the mulch. I was able to get all 6 beds completed. Now its ready for planting next week. Here is another view from the corner.
Here is the view of our front yard. The front flower bed by the sidewalk is where I worked this weekend. Last fall I laid the brick edging and this weekend I spent time amending the soil and getting ready to be planted.
Here is a side view.
Also this weekend hubby helped me design and build a cute little decorative fence to place in my new flower bed along the sidewalk. Once it was built I went to work staining it. I would have liked to get it placed out in the garden but we ran out of time. Here is the backside of one of the small sections. I'll so you more pictures when we have it installed. It's going to be so great!
All in all it was a very productive weekend and look my first blooms from the garden. My creeping phlox just started blooming.
With mommy working outside all weekend the girls and hubby had to take care of the house. What a sweet family I have, this is what my kitchen looked like on Sunday night.

All neat and tidy, right! Oh, and here is the girls room, now that is what I call spotless!
But wait, even the bathroom received a dose of their tender loving care.
Dear sweet family, what would I do without you.
Have a great day everyone, I think I'll work on cleaning up the house a bit today!


  1. Can't wait to see if full of flowers and veggies. I know how it feels good to do that kind of work. Much more rewarding than cleaning the house and turning around and finding it that these pictures again!

    You made me laugh at the girls' room, "Spotless." Not a spot that hadn't been overturned! :)

    Have a great week.


  2. I guess you have been busy! It is funny the kids clean is always so different from our clean, LOL. Can't wait to see the fence up, I like the pattern with the pickets. It must have been a weekend for picket fences!

  3. You have been one busy lady! I can only imagine how fantastic it's all going to look once everything starts growing in. Love your "tidy" house, lol!!!
    I've been busy outside too..We're prettying up the yard for a big 80th bday party we're having in 3 weeks. Boy, yard work is literally back breaking...well "aching" anyway.
    Enjoy your day!

  4. Robin:

    I am so envious of your garden area. That's a dream! Love the raised beds and picket fence. I admire well-kept gardens. Ours is a mess to look at (though it still produces!).

    The flower beds in front of the house are going to be awesome too. Love the pickets going out there.

    What a great weekend for you!

  5. Boy, that looks like my daughters room.. we should post pictures of them side by side.. lol :)

    thanks for looking at my blog.. glad to find yours :)

  6. Oh Robin... I "heart" your garden! Especially the fenced area in back, the raised beds, the gravel path.... sigh... And I love what you've done with your front yard too. Can't wait to see that fence in place. Gorgeous! thanks for sharing your photo inspiration.


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