Cleaning my house (X and the kids finally re-orged Matt's room last night) and working on the yard & garden, getting all spiffy for Spring. Since I was in that car accident last year my yard and house really became a low priority and started looking pretty shabby, and not in that shabby chic way! LOL We've been working on the front yard for about 2 months now and I feel like it is finally looking the way I wanted it to after 2 years here.

While I was at Reflections my last Rosemary bush in my front yard went on strike and dried up–must have been really hot up here! Anyways, I had one empty pot that the cat was using for a napping spot and then one sad pot with a stinky dried up Rosemary in it so I went to Lowe's this AM with Matt and got some new plants. I also added some wildflower seeds to the pots to help fill in the blank spots. Hope they come up soon! Here's some of the flowers:

Not too spectacular but I really like poppies and the colors are so very “Spring”. Hope those wildflower seeds work! I used a combo of Target $1 spot seeds from 2 years ago, some seeds I bought today, and some seeds I got from the Wacom both at CHA — something has to grow! LOL Talk about budget gardening, right?!

I also replaced some of the plants in my landscaping that had died last year with new ones — the same plants to keep it all cohesive, Salvia and Spanish Brush. And I weeded again. I feel like I have to weed everyday! LOL

So after making a huge mess with dirt all over the place (Matt did his fair share in helping) I decided to spray off my whole front porch, driveway, and sidewalk. I soon learned that Smooch Spritz does not like to come off of concrete.

So now you'll know my house when you see these rectangles on my sidewalk! LOL

Happy Scrapping, “Springing”, and Spraying*!!
*just not on the concrete! lol

Author: Jennifer Priest

It started with jewelry, beading, sewing, home decor, painting, basket weaving, pottery, and cross-stitch. Marry that to an entrepreneurial spirit & at 9 years old a girl is selling her wares at craft fairs as far as her parents and grandparents would drive her. These days, Jennifer enjoys crafts of all genres from sewing to scrapbooking to jewelry with a little dabbling in the mixed media world. Her style is approachable and she wants everyone who sees her work to feel that they too can embrace creativity and make their home and life beautiful.

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One thought on “"Springing" Up my Yard

  1. Looking forward to seeing all your new pretty flowers you planted.

    Posted on May 7, 2010 at 3:27 am