Transformation…

Today was another outdoor day… I had to take a break between 2 and 4 due to the heat and sun. So here is a recap of what I have done over the last two days outside…

One of my new flowers (see below)

First I had to clean out all of the flower beds, raking up all the leaves and things into piles, then digging out all the plants and such I no longer want in the flower beds, and adding those to the piles…

I mowed the grass and then raked up all the grass into piles to collect…

This was one of 8 piles and a smaller one at that…

I then picked up all the piles and put them in holes that needed filling in the ditch. I got to use the new trailer for our tractor and it dumps so it is very useful 🙂

Yahhh new dump trailer

Then I had to clean out the beds and make them ready for the new flowers I got…

Before…

After…

Before

After (I added a Wild Berry Coneflower)

I also planted a watermelon vine in the front bed that gets the right light to grow as I can not plant it in the garden… the chickens might eat the vines if they get out of control.

Here are some final shots of a few of the flowers I planted out front….

Gerber Daisy’s

The flower bed is now transformed… The only bad part of the weekend was today when I was trying to put the gas can back in the shed a big long 4-ft rat or black snake was blocking the door to the shed. My neighbor came over to make sure he didn’t go into the shed and only under it. If you know me, you know I HATE snakes… imagine that a country girl who still has this kind of fear of snakes, but I do. Needless to say hubby will be putting up the gas can and tractor tonight when he gets home from work…

I hope you all receive many blessings this week…

12 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. wordsfromanneli
    May 20, 2012 @ 19:54:17

    I have that salvia too. Couldn’t grow watermelons here though. Winter would arrive just about the time little baby watermelons might show. Love your border with the rounded brick tops.

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  2. rejoicefortheday
    May 20, 2012 @ 20:03:37

    Yard work is one thing that really keeps a person busy! I got a start on mine today, as well. You took some nice pictures in the middle of all that work!

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  3. magsx2
    May 21, 2012 @ 01:00:07

    Hi,
    Gardening can be hard work, but the end results are always fantastic. it is amazing how different a garden can look with the old plants out and the new in, your garden looks great, I love the photos. 🙂

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    • Seasonsgirl
      May 21, 2012 @ 23:03:50

      Thank you for the kind comment and noticing the changes in the garden. It took all weekend, and was hard work, but I am happy with how it came out. Glad you enjoyed the photos 🙂

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  4. Sallyann
    May 24, 2012 @ 11:59:53

    It’s nice to take photos as you go along, I do too, in a year or two you’ll find them again and be surprised by how much things have grown.
    love the pretty little brick edges, I’ve just put up wood ones but they’ll need replacing again in a year or two, maybe I’ll look out for brick ones next time too. ;-0

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    • Seasonsgirl
      May 24, 2012 @ 21:44:31

      I like the brick ones, but sometimes they are heavy, but they do last forever if they don’t break (which they do a lot if you drop or hit them so get extra). I am glad I do have the photos and as you put it so well… they will allow me to see my gardens progress later on. Thanks for the great comment 🙂

      Reply

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