Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Spring Flowers and Sweat Equity

Ahhhh spring - things are blooming all over the place and it's such a beautiful sight. We aren't out of the woods here yet; some of our biggest snows have happened in March.

My forsythia is huge as ever. I even pruned it a little during the winter.



I don't have a lot of daffodils, but what few I have are in full bloom. Well, except for the ones I transplanted; they're just tiny green things this year.


My tulip magnolia has tight buds all over it, and some are about ready to open.


My iris grew about 3 inches over the weekend!



I'm saving the best for last. Remember I told you I was helping Gail's husband clean up a rental property and taking merchandise from their nursery in lieu of pay? Well, lookie what I got.....is this a beauty or what!?!

This double wide arbor has the sweetest gates that actually close. I'm leaving them open though so I can hang things on them.




I have GOT to finish my walkway this spring. It looks even worse now that I have this beautiful arbor.

My sister and mom were here over the weekend and DS helped me put up this gorgeous piece of architecture. I took them to Big Bloomers (Gail's nursery) and they really enjoyed themselves. There are so many things there that we all wanted, so I will be helping Gail's hubby a few more weekends :)

Now to do some chores before it's time to go to bed. I've already made a new shelf and hung it in the laundry room. Another repair job thanks to the cats over the weekend. If it isn't one thing, it's another with all these crazy animals!

4 comments:

Verde Farm said...

I would say spring is definitely on it’s way to your house. I absolutely love forsythia--it is our first sure sign of spring. Look at that gorgeous magnolia getting ready to bloom. Your arbor is amazing--what a great deal. It looks so cute with your walkway and the pencil boxwoods (I think?)--so cottage :)
Love it!

A New England Life said...

I am so envious of all the blogs showing their spring flowers. My gardens are still covered in snow, but after the rain and warm temps about to hit us I think we should see things starting to pop up soon! Happy Spring Phyllis!

Laura said...

How fun! We had snow flurries today, so I'd much rather be looking at your pretty blooms!

Diane said...

OK, Phyllis, rub it in! LOL!
Hugs! Diane