Sunday, May 29, 2011

My Mother's Day Gift, A Garden

Before: This area in front of the porch was a sad pitiful necglected unkept flowerbed. Needed a lot of care. I could see possibilities but the thought of all that hard work made me tired just thinking about it. Had me sweating and aching and I hadn't even lifted a finger to do anything.

If you think this looks a mess, you should see what looked like before.

I spend a lot of time sitting on the porch enjoying nice weather, morning coffee, mid-day cold drinks and so on.

Out of the blue, Baby Son decided to clear it out and make me a new flowerbed. Said he thought I'd enjoy working in it while I'm outside. I sure would enjoy that! How did he know?

Here's what it looked like after he cleared out the dead shrubs, dry leaves, pine needles, and other junk.

I like it, I like it!

We hopped in the car and raced over to Home Depot garden center to look at plants. I could hardly wait start digging in the dirt and planting pretty flowers all over the place. We took turns deciding what plants to get. Here's what we came up with.

Oh wow, I can't belive my eyes, what a beauty!
There's still much to do but, for now I enjoy sitting on my porch more than ever now.

Thanks, Mike.


  1. I love seeing happing ending posts like this. You sure do have a beautiful garden now, Leona.

  2. what a lovely gift that will keep on giving...

  3. Blessings girlfriend....
    Lovely son that...., well you got lots more room for more plants!

    Take care eh....and my regards to the fam....


  4. Awwwwwwwwwww what a great son you have!!!!!

  5. i see it everyday but to see it here in phases is like WOW!!! it is turning out soooo beautiful. makes it even more of a joy to be outdoors, doesnt it? he is doing such an amazing job, that artist! im glad you returned to the blog to post about it! i look forward to following it here!!!! luv ya, your only daughter

  6. Now that is much better. Natural beauty always makes sitting outside more pleasurable. Enjoy!

  7. Hello Leona!
    Glad to see you're getting into this- I too enjoy transforming areas of my property. I love those before and after photos. It's a amazing what a little bit of love can do to even a small plot of earth. I really like it. Enjoy it now ! !
    The Castle Lady ; )

  8. Your garden is beautiful and thanks for sharing the BEFORE picture, because that's what a section of my yard looks like and I don't know what to do with it. I need something low maintenance because I'm not a garden person, but I like the yard to look nice. Mike is too sweet!


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