Sunday, May 5, 2013

The Merry Start of May

It was a great and productive weekend!  Mom and I started it out yesterday with a trip to the Great Granville Garage Sales.  We always enjoy it, and we end up finding some of the deals of the year.  Mine this year...was this gorgeous table for $15!! 

The sellers said it came from an old church, and looking at the design of the base, you can definitely see the Gothic influence.

In the front, we got a couple of hanging basket planters, and hung them with Lobelia.  The plants are starting to come in more and more!

We also re-mulched the flower beds, and added Petunias and Marigolds to the window boxes.  

A closer view of the front porch and a window box.

It's hard to tell relative size in this picture, but oh my goodness are the Hollyhocks ever coming in thick and lush!  We are right on target for them to bloom with tall stalks this year, and I can't wait to see that.

 The Hawthorn leaves have emerged, and the Phlox and Poppies are abundant beside the garage.

The Ferns are starting to unfurl in the corner of the back yard.

 And the Poppy buds are starting to shoot up from the foliage.

The Lilac grows taller every year, and has started its bloom.  

We finished our deck project today, and it was great to check another thing off the to-do list.  We are *thrilled* with how the deck boards turned out.  A before shot of the old worn dull grey boards is here.  

1 comment:

  1. Grace...your house is gorgeous, inside and out! Love those hanging baskets on the front porch...perfect for the space. Great buy on the gothic style table...and leave it to you to find a piece with history to boot!