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Springtime yard !!

I love spring time. I love all the pretty flowers, the trees coming back to life and the promise of a lovely new season.

I took a lot of pictures this past couple of weeks and thought I would share them with you today !!!

the top one is our stunning whisteria. It grows more each year and we love it !!! It is an out growth of a now gone really old whisteria bush/ tree that was here when we moved  here, but eventually died off over the last few years. No idea how old it is, but we are lucky to have this big off shoot in the place the old was was located, a baby one started, several in fact. My husband braided them together and they are growing into a lovely small tree/ bush like the parent was. I will show it later in the post.

This rose was a huge rose, but over the heat of a bad summer the bush almost died , this is when we rented out the house to our kids. I was not there to baby it and it did come back, but as a much smaller bush. By that I mean, smaller leaves and smaller flowers. Still the same stunning color I fell in love with, but so small now !!


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this iris bed was planted well before we bought the house back in 2002.  . We decided it is time, after they bloom, so break it up and plant a few more things, as it got a bit overgrown and we noticed a section in the center never came back. IMG_0091

the mocking birds have been extremely active this year and I have captured some amazing pictures of them this week !!



here is a bigger shot of the whisteria on the fence


our Oklahoma red bud in full bloom a couple of weeks ago.


shots of the yard from the top of our new 17 foot ladder. I had my hubby take them as you will get me up on that tall ladder !!!

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I love how he got the roof and the front yard and our picket. You can see I still have a couple of repaired panels to paint on the inside !! DSCN5474 DSCN5473

My husbands old truck, Mater, the kids named it that as it  used to be rusty, sits in what we call the back lot until he can get the time to do the repair he needs. The kids swing set is next to him but needs some major shoring up. The back lot is very overgrown and needs a mow badly !!

the side of the yard, between the picket and six foot, is stuff we need to get rid of, and some stuff we are going to do something with, branches, old wood, and some neat old chain link gates and a metal bench there are plans to use. We have a lot to do in t his yard. Note the three spindles as you walk into the back lot. Got them free, not sure what we are going to do with them at his point !! DSCN5469

a shot of the iris bed we are goign to thin out.  There are more iris under the big wisteria vine on the fence, they are yellow and do not bloom much so we want to move them to a better location as well. This shot was taken before they started to bloom a few weeks ago !!



some of our potted plants. Many are gifts that I have had a few years, some are new plants we just potted !!


I took this Easter weekend. Two of our grandaughters  were checking out the whisteria and I got  some cute shots of them before they caught me and started posing !!


our flowerbed in front of the back lot !!This was taken when we planted it a couple of weeks ago. I will take an update this week, they have all grown already !!

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Well, time to get moving !!

I just wanted to s hare some of my spring pictures here !!

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Spring time at our cute vintage cottage

I will be posting a lot more as we work on our house this summer. But spring is here and I wanted to share some pretty pictures from our yards. Front and back !!

I do not know what kind of iris this top one is, but after thirteen years they have really spread out and are so pretty !! We have a lot of purple as well, but this dusty pink is just so pretty !!

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we purchased some new rose bushes to plant and this is one of them , a pretty yellow rose !!


the iris bed , very wild, and a lot of baby trees. After they are done blooming and the flowers die down, we will pull them and everything else out of this flower bed and move the iris around the yard. We have some yellow in different parts of the yard and we will plant them around some of the trees in the front yard and our light in the front yard, just leaving a few in this flower bed so they have room to spread out, they are very crowded now !! We plan to make the flower bed smaller as well.


Our wisteria were stunning this year. They are almost bloomed out now, but were just stunning a few weeks ago.  Of course I took a million pictures , so I will share a few below this picture !!


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We had to tame it a bit and my husband wired it to the fence to keep it off our neighbors roof and from going under the eves of her garage !!



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this is our wisteria from thirteen years ago. It was very old and finally we lost it a few years ago. The new one on the fence is a baby from a runner off this orginal, but even better is the new one that just started a year ago in almost the same place as the old one. So, David put a decorative ring around it and we are hoping one day it will be as big as the original. We are thrilled it lives on in the new vines. Our house was pink, the fence was six foot, and there was no fence around the outside of the property, and the car port was open. Now it has a gate, and lattice, the inside fence is a picket and there is a six foot on the outside edge of the property !! Things have changed a lot in thirteen years !!




there is another baby next to it, so we are letting them both grow. The bigger one is actually three vines that David wove together and tied with plant tape. We are going to take very good care of it and one day we hope to have another beautiful big wisteria tree / bush like we used to !!




I love our rose bush in the front yard. We let it go wild until it finishes blooming and then David cuts it way back for the year, shaping it and keeping it trimmed. It only blooms the one time, but the scent of the pretty and dainty roses is worth waiting for , they are just stunning !!


this is my favorite stage, in between bud and fully bloomed. DSCN0942


just so pretty , perfect shade of pink


this is how small they are. My hands are not that big, and average womans hand,  so they are pretty tiny.




I do not care as much for the fully bloomed flowers, but they are still pretty. A wonderful display over our front gate every spring !!! It will bloom for couple weeks. DSCN0977

So, spring is sprung here  and I am enjoying every minute of it. We will be doing a lot of projects this spring and summer I will share. Repairing our picket fence, repairing our front porch, almost rebuilding it,  putting in a shower in the front bath, new carpet and paint in parts of the house. We have a very long list as well as a lot of stuff in the yards. Plants to put in, and plants to come out. I am really looking forward to the changes to come and look forward to sharing them with you !!

Thanks for stopping by !!