Tuesday, April 21, 2009

What I did this weekend...

I had a nice weekend working in the yard. I managed to plant these babies in pots. These can stay where they are or later incorporated into a bed. I love to put potted plants in the beds along with the in the ground flowers. These clay pots are old and have been here for many years and still mostly in tact.

After the potted plants I set out to the front yard. These are the pretties that you'll see in my completed photo.

Its always nice to have helpers in the gardens. Last week my cousin moved in with me. We have always hung out together and have a blast most of the time cracking funnies. Anyway these are two of her grandchildren who came for an overnight stay. Karma and Troy worked hard and did everything I asked them to do and did it so well.
The ground as we have just begun the tedious work of removing the sod and shaking the good soil off.
Troy wanted to help with the sod using a trowel - but my shovel had it under control.

Karma is a charm. She loves to pose for the camera. They both helped putting the plants in the ground and spreading the seeds. Actually the seeds mostly ended up in the same spot but who cares. The kids had a good time and now have the opportunity to see their plants grow. By the way I had intended on using the ground cover sheet you see but it just didn't want to cooperate in the wind so I gave it up. Maybe I'll get some mulch for this bed. All of the blank spots are filled with some of the bulbs from the dollar buys I got at the local Walmart last week.

This is my next project. Where you see the bags of soil will be the next bed.


As yet I haven't put up the fencing around the vegetable garden. I have not seen any new deer prints but they'll be back. Maybe I'll get around to the fencing this weekend. All of the garden is doing very well. Sunday looked like the bottom was going to fall out all day but never did. I just lounged all day. Felt good too.
We have not had any rain to speak of for over a week now so everything is requiring a garden hose for now.
Happy Gardening to you fellow bloggers. I just love this blog world - don't you.

17 comments:

Dirt Princess said...

Ooohhh!!! LOVE those clay pots!! Glad you had some garden helpers. You got quite a lot done!

TheWritersPorch said...

Becca....never thought about seeting pots in the beds! I'll give it a try!
Carol

Joanne said...

You look like you are all having fun

gardenerprogress/Catherine said...

Looks like you had fun and had some great helpers!

deedee said...

Such cute helpers!

Deb said...

cutie pie helpers..love the plants in pots...thank you for stopping by to visit...come back anytime!

Mildred said...

Such sweet helpers you had! This will be a lot of fun for them to check on the progress of their seeds.

Roses and Lilacs said...

I wanted to stop by and visit with you. Thank you for leaving that kind comment on my blog.

I like potted plants in my garden too. The older the pots the better. You have some big projects there, removing sod to make new flower beds. I enlarged my beds--again. Had to cut out lots of sod. Every year I run out of garden space before I run out of flowers;) Guess all gardeners have that problem.

Looks like the kids are getting off to a good gardening start;)
Marnie

EB said...

A good week-end then! I love the shape of your pots - very curvy and satisfying. Mmmm...

Outside In said...

Thank you for visiting and following my blog,
You have a great blog too!

Prospero said...

Looks good, Becca. Those helpers will probably become garden bloggers in a few years.

Susie said...

I really like old clay pots like that. Your flowers look nice in them.

Cute kids. Isn't it nice to have garden help?!?!?

Phoenix C. said...

I love your clay pots! A lot of my garden is very shallow, so I keep a lot of plants in large tubs and containers.

Aunt Debbi/kurts mom said...

I love kids in the garden. What darlings.

TRES BELLE said...

What a great day and how wonderful it was for you to have helpers with you. It looks to be the start of a gorgeous garden and another in the works.

Kris

Phillip said...

Great job - I'm hoping to get caught up on my containers this weekend. The weather is supposed to be really nice.

Jennifer said...

I love those clay pots and the flowers are beautiful! We have a lot of deer on our property but luckily the guardian dogs keep them far away from out garden.