Spring is here, and so is work !!!

Our wonderful yard is finally blooming and growing and I am thrilled, but it means the work is growing too !!

Here are some shots I took around the back  yard today !!

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Our old compost bin, we have not used it for a while and now an iris has made its home in it !! We will have to transplant it to another place !!!

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a tipsy shot, but I wanted to show the pretty tree behind and to the side of of  it, and the the baby tree in the corner, it grew wild years ago and we just trimmed it up, but so far, just letting it grow !!

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standing in that corner looking out

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some more shots from what we call the back lot, called that because when we bought the house 12 years ago, this part of the property was hidden by a then six foot privicy fence. My husband took it apart and made it a picket and took out the gate. We have plans for that back lot, but not sure exactly what at this point !! We have discussed many options over the years, but a garden for sure, and someday maybe a pool, but for now, a wooden play set for the grand kids our daughter gave us when they bought thier house, they did not want it for hte new house !! We have that cute little play house too, but the swing set with the little play house will be wonderful !!

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You can see our well behind the house, have not decided after 12 years how to use it to our advantge, lol. Need to hook a pump to it for watering the yards… some day !!!!

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My husband built that neat corner bench from wood he ripped down, just to do it, maybe seven years ago. He hates it and wants to take it apart and start over. I want him to repair it and paint it white, we will see who gets their way, lol !!! I love it, we have to secure it to the shed, it can flop over if we have bad winds, but so far in that postiion it has been okay !!

 

 

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Yes I did, I bought flamingos, only ten bucks for two, our youngest son told me I paid ten dollars too much for them, lol !! I had some vintage ones, but they are gone now , I love them

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We have to repot a special plant. When our infant grandson passed away my husbands work gave us this plant, that was around eight years ago. We have put him in bigger pots several times and now it is time again. He is the Russell plant, named for our precious  little Grandson who was born sick and only was with us nine months, so time for Russell to get a bigger pot  !!

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more babies for me and my friend Laurie to plant or pot tomorrow, Some are hers but most are mine, money well spent to make our yard look festive and to have fresh herbs and veggies !! We picked out some seeds today too, fun times shopping !!

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blueberry bushes !!!!

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after loading it all in the trunk of my fairly new Passet, I looked at Laurie and said, you do realize I have a big, nice truck sitting at home we could have taken, we both just laughed !!! And yes, I loaded all those bags of soil in the trunk and she and I loaded them all on the bottom of the cart !! On sale for 2 bucks a bag, herbs and veggies on sale for two bucks each as well !! Wished there was more selection, pretty awful, NO pony packs, wanted sweet alysim and snapdragons, and petunias, only had them in the singles, so I picked up some dianthus, some  of these are spelled wrong and I am fullly aware, lol, but anyway, picked up some lavender and dianthus for the boy and girl flower bed.

So, very exciting, I am off to work in the yards, my hubby is going to mow as he lost the overtime this week to seniority, but we need to get stuff done, so that is fine !! We want our yards pretty and now we have some time to work on them after all !!

Well, off to work, will share pictures when I am done, the rest Laurie and I will do tomorrow !!

forgot to share our pretty iris blooms , our honeysuckle and a few last shots of the yard, you can see my late moms car hidden behind the barn, I have to either let it go or fix it soon. but for now it is on gravel behind the barn safe and sound !!

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thanks for stopping by, off to plant Russell in a bigger pot !!!

Stephie

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