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My passion is decorating with vintage and antique finds on a budget. There was a time when I wouldn't have dreamed of going into a goodwill. That day has passed. :) My second love is scrapbooking all those special family moments for posterity, and I recently set up my very own scrapbooking room. I have three beautiful children, two sons and a daughter as well as a sweet (albeit full blooded Yankee) daughter-in-law and two grandgirls. I also enjoy gardening, meeting new friends and relaxing on my patio in the evenings with a glass of fine wine. During the summer of 2001, I spent two glorious weeks at Kennedy Space Center. I've been somewhat of a space geek ever since....

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Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Garden Update

I wanted to share a little update about my garden progress and happened to see that my last post also mentioned the Natchez Pilgrimage but I forgot to post any pics of that!!!  So sorry.....  This darned garden has taken about all my energy and THEN SOME so those pics will have to wait.

I've been digging and tilling and hauling 40 lb. bags of top soil and compost and plain old manure around for the last week.  My nails are shot, can I tell ya?  But the rewards will be bountiful when I'm finally done!

Here's a shot of one side still in progress.... The other is still being tilled and filled.  Please ignore the garden hose in the background.  As you can see, I'm still lacking substance in the back area near the wall.  Sort of in a quandary about what to plant there......


The sand cement mixture is down with the landscape fabric over it to keep the weeds at bay under those stepping stones.  I originally planned to use pea gravel as a base for them but decided the more natural look of mulch would look better.  We will see how well it stays in place during stormy weather....  The brown pot in the foreground is full of sweet pea seeds that I planted a while back.  I want to move them to the garden but need to wait until they are hardier.

Do you see the pretty girl statue?  That came from a neat store called The Red Door and I bought it with a retirement gift certificate from my facilitator friends.  Don't you just love that sweet girl????

The birds and butterflies and hummingbirds are visiting daily.  And my birdhouse on a post (you have to scroll back up to see it) has a RESIDENT, a momma bird and three tiny speckled eggs.  Whenever I get too close, she flies straight out at me and then swoops down and lands nearby to keep a watchful eye on me.

Would you take a moment to leave me a comment if you've visited?  My blog stats show lots and lots of visits but I hardly ever get comments any more.  Leave me a comment so I don't feel like I'm talking to nobody, puleeeze.....  :))

Terri


7 comments:

  1. Terri it looks so pretty already! I'm jealous that you have all the critters coming already. :) Can't wait to see it in a short time.

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  2. It's looking great now! Come mid summer, it'll be gorgeous and alll your hard work will be worth it.

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  3. Your garden is looking very pretty, Terri. I like the stepping stones too. Thanks for giving me your opinion on the quilts. I actually like both so I think I am going to switch them every so often just to have a different look....Christine

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  4. Terri,
    Your picture here looks great and I always love to follow what you do. I too am experimenting the the yard out of necessity. My husband has dementia and someone has to do it. Keeping weeds at bay is certainly a huge task. My weed killer from Home Depot is working and I need to keep using it.
    Hugs,
    Carol

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  5. Gradens take so much time. I have switched to bloglovin to follow my blogs and yours and others are not coming over into my feed? I thought I wasn't getting enough of them, I am going to try and reach out to them to see what is up. I'm not getting as many comments anymore either. Another blogger noticed too.

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  6. Oh that sweet girl is indeed darling! No doubt she will bring a sweet smile to her face every time you see her. You truly have an amazing green thumb.

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