Wednesday, May 13, 2009

The Glory of Flowers

Hi Friends, Sorry I have been missing a few weeks, just had a lot going on. I have missed you!!. It is finally getting warm here and time for planting flowers has come. YIPEE!! I have been out digging in beds and cleaning off the winter dead stuff. Got a little sunburn and found out my back isn't as young as it used to be. Ha. These flowers are the faux botanical type, and I love them too, so I thought I'd share a few of my arrangements with you.

This arrangement used those stems that have that dried look. They are getting harder to find, so before they were all gone, I thought I should have one for ME. I really like the way this one turned out. It sets on my bedtable.

This one is all whites, creams and greens.

Our new berm in the back yard is coming along. I have snowball bushes blooming now , with spirea, and a few lilacs. Later will be carpet roses, cone flowers, lythrum, buddlea, salvia and coreopsis. We had to dig out a bunch of dirt on our walk-out side for better drainage, so this is what we did with the dirt from there. My DH worked long and hard smoothing and putting down landscape cloth before planting. It think it will really be nice as it matures and fills in and makes a little delineation between our yard and the neighbors.

Here are some pictures of my screened-in porch. It's not real big, but we sure do enjoy it. The wicker settee is old, the twisted paper type. I covered the existing cushions with new fabric. DH made the shelf above for all my stuff. It's been fun to decorate. Still have to get new pots ready to put out there, and I probably will get a fern, the Kimberly Queen type, they do so well for me.

We really enjoy having lunch and evening meals out here. If its too warm, we can turn on the ceiling fan.

I bought the old stove years ago from my brother. Isn't it cool? I can't imagine actually cooking on it though. We are so blessed these days, aren't we?

Hope to post more garden pictures soon, I and my neighbor were given some wonderful plants this morning from a sweet lady a few blocks from us. She graciously shared what she had so she could plant more and clean out her beds. What a blessing !! If we all share what we have, it's a beautiful thing and that applies to more than just flowers, don't you think? Hope you are enjoying your flowers too. They are a gift from the creator, and make life sweeter. Have a great day, Linda


  1. Your screen porch is so charming, I just want to grab a cup of sweet tea and sit for a spell. The picture of old settee is really nice, and I saved it in my idea file for my next home..... with hopes that I will one day have a screen porch or sun room too!

    Blessings ~ Eileen @ Star's Fault

  2. Your yard is looking great...and I have always dreamed of a screened in porch!

  3. Hi, and thanks for visiting my blog! I have had several different sizes of the little wire fences stashed away for many years, after buying them in bulk a long time ago, and I really don't remember where I got them--Why don't you try making them? It should be about 16 gauge wire. I think that way you could make them the size and design you want.

  4. Too cute decor.

    OK I'll have to come back another day.
    I'm out of time.

    Barbara Jean