Tuesday, April 22

Impromptu Post: Gardening

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I've been really looking forward to getting my garden, porch, and yard in order. With the long, three day weekend I finally had my chance!


I purchased what I thought would be enough supplies and of course ended up going back from more potting mix and mulch. I'll probably end up going back again in the next couple weeks, but such is life. Overall I'm very, very pleased with the outcome and I can't wait to watch my little seedlings sprout.


I bought a few plants that were already growing: three bright yellow Euryops and three bright pink Dianthus. I also bought seeds of Bachelor Button Dwarf Centaurea Cyanus and a packet of mixed wildflowers from Home Depot. I also picked up a few, cheap pots from Home Depot. I've got to stick with the inexpensive stuff until I've proven I can keep something alive.


I pulled out old dead plants, discovered a large ants nest, and sprayed raid into the ants nest. I planted the Euryops, Dianthus, and Bachelor Button in the pots I have and planted the wildflowers in the raised garden in the back. I put out the patio furniture, raised the umbrella, and hung the porch lights.







I spent hours prepping, preparing, and planting. Finally I was able to shower, pour a glass of wine, and enjoy the view. I love the  new look of my backyard and I'm excited to drink coffee out here in the morning and read books in the evening. I'll share photos as my garden grows and keep you updated on the seedlings. I hope you are enjoying spring!

28 comments:

  1. Good luck! I am planting some flowers and peppers tonight. Like you, buying cheap pots till I can prove I am not a plant killer. Hope it works for you!

    http://lamentinglizzie.blogspot.com

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    1. Good luck! The flowers will be pretty and hopefully the peppers delicious!

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  2. Yay! It looks awesome- that glass of wine is well-earned! :)

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  3. Ooooh, it looks lovely! You did a great job! :)

    -Ashley
    http://lestylorouge.com

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  4. Looks fantastic so far. Currently I am growing Basil, Cilantro Sunflowers and Mint Fingers crossed they survive.
    Beautetude

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    1. Mmm, sounds like you will have an edible garden! I hope they turn out wonderfully!

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  5. Loved the decor!

    X
    http://subhamrai.blogspot.in/

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  6. that looks so amazing dear
    keep intouch
    kisses

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  7. I love the spring and your terrace. good work!
    kss
    http://tupersonalshopperviajero.blogspot.com.es/

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  8. I love the patio furniture!! That is so cute!!
    www.amemoryofus.blogspot.com

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  9. I think you picked the perfect time Lauren! The colors of the flowers are going to be beautiful. Great job. Definitely keep us posted.
    http://www.averysweetblog.com/

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    1. I feel like Easter seems like the perfect to day to plant something new. It just seems so symbolic. Plus, the weather cooperated! Thanks so much for reading!

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  10. So happy Spring is here and it's time to plant flowers again! I love your patio, Lauren! It looks so relaxing and very romantic with the pretty lights. I love it! Before you know it your flowers will be blooming! I would sit there all day if I could! : )

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    1. Me too! I'm really excited to see them bloom and I can't wait for this coming weekend when I will really get to sit back and enjoy it!

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  11. Love your patio! The colors and furniture are great! It looks so relaxing! Can't wait to see the flowers in bloom!!

    <3, Pamela
    sequinsandseabreezes.blogspot.com

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  12. Ok so I'm super jealous of your patio furniture, so cute!! I love the outdoors in spring!
    -Hannah
    sweeterthanserenity.blogspot.com

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  13. Oh, how lovely!

    http://yurizastr.blogspot.com/

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  14. And 'this is the time to devote to the plants. Keep in touch.

    Valentina.

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  15. Your garden looks like an awesome place to relax, and will only get better as time goes on! well done on your hard work! x

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