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Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Our Springtime Yard

I have been in such a good mood lately because spring is here! There is just something about everything coming back to life and the warm weather that makes me happy. I enjoy yard work (except weed eating :( lol...I like the fun parts...like planting flowers and watching them grow. I sprinkled some Miracle Grow Shake n Feed on my flowers and I swear they are already filling out. That stuff works!



The yard is greening up and everything is filling out!


I've had this cute bunny for a few years now...I just love him! Are you ready for Easter?


We added the red mulch this weekend. It made the beds look so much better!


We added this bed a few years ago and the river Birch tree is doing great. It is always exciting to see something we planted actually live and grow! lol...

We also added all of the landscaping and brown fence about four years ago. We live on a corner lot and this side of the house was bear and the air conditioner stuck out like a sore thumb!
I am going to plant some flowers on this side of the house soon.





Before I knew it the clematis was blooming! The flowers are just beautiful.


Kevin planted the garden this weekend. He planted tomatoes, red bell peppers, jalapeno peppers, broccoli and cantaloupe. I'm really excited about the cantaloupe...we didn't plant it last year and I hope it does well. Any tips?


I've showed you this back patio, but I added the pot of flowers in between the chairs. Yep...more flowers! I would have more if I could fit them somewhere! lol...



Look at this little baby red eared slider turtle. Yes I know my turtles! lol...My little neighbor found him in the road! She immediately brought him to me because she knows I'm a turtle lover. He is only the size of a half dollar. I'll keep him for a while and eventually set him free.



Thanks for checking out my yard and flowers! Have a great Wednesday!!





25 comments:

Allyson Pecilunas said...

Kristen, your yard looks fabulous! All of your hard work definitely shows!! Great job, girl!

jamfiescreations1 said...

Your yard looks so nice. I love the landscaping and the Bunny too.
It's still cold here in Washington State.

Kimberly said...

Your yard looks great!!!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

I wish we would get some sun here, at least, Kristen! It is definitely a mood dampener with clouds and rain every day so far. I can't wait to plant some flowers, but we wait until Mother's Day weekend for the last frost. The grass is really green though and I'd like to get outside and weed the beds. Hopefully, we'll get a dry day that I can do that!

Theresa said...

It looks great! sure does make me want to get motivated! :)

Becca said...

Beautiful yard, Kristen. Love all of your flowers ... and, again, your back patio is such an awesome retreat ... I'm sure you guys are out there a lot. Have a great day,
Becca

A Hint of Home said...

The yard is bursting with color and looks wonderful! I love flowers and the statement they make.

Pat said...

It's looking beautiful Kristen!

Diane Writes said...

Hello Kristen! I discovered your blog from Savvy Southern Style. I am a participant too.

I love your back patio. It looks so homey and refreshing. Perfect for the family.

I am enjoying your blog and I hope we could develop a connection by following each others blogs. Have a great week!

Shelia said...

Hi Kristen! Oh, your yard looks so wonderful with all your plantings! I, too, love that red mulch! Your patio looks so pretty and is prettier than some folks living rooms! :) Aw, the little turtle is so cute. I'm surprised your neighbor saw it being the turtle is so little! ;)
Have a blessed Easter, sweet friend,
Shelia ;)

Melissa said...

Beautifully done!

Many Blessings,
Melissa

LC said...

I love your yard. You've done a wonderful job making it beautiful.
Cute little turtle, too!
have a happy day~

Jen S. said...

I ♥ your yard....it's very nice! So green and the flowers are so pretty and colorful! Very nice!
ps...love how you put the bunny up--so cute!

Melissa Miller said...

Oh wow it all looks so pretty Kristen! I love the red mulch. You always do well with your flowers. The baby turtle is adorable too.

Enjoy your beautiful yard.
~Melissa :)

Zeva said...

You have a beautiful yard! Your patio looks to cool and relaxing. All the flowers are soo pretty.

I'm glad your neighbor rescued that little turtle and helped him find a home. My boys found one on the sidewalk some years ago. We kept him as a pet for a little while and then let him loose in the bayou.

Farica said...

Kristen, your porch and yard are just FANTABULOUS! Love it all!! You definitely have the touch with ALL kinds of flowers! Happy Easter!

Jeanette said...

Kristen your yard looks great. We are having a very soggy spring here and it's still pretty chilly. I can't wait to get outside and plant flowers. You did a beautiful job!

Designs on 47th Street said...

Hi Kristen! Everything looks great as usual. Yard work takes a lot of umpf but it sure pays off. You will enjoy sitting out on your pretty patio.
Happy Easter!
Donna

Donna~One Simple Country Girl said...

Very pretty! That bunny is too cute!

Fishtail Cottage said...

Hi there! wanted to invite you over to my garden party and share your post today! would love to see you link up & please do share w/your garden friends....the more the merrier! oxox, tracie

Olive Cooper said...

Your patio is charming. Visiting from Fishtail Cottage. ♥O

"Blossom" said...

Kristen how georgous the whole place looks. It's got plenty of curb apeal and the garnden is really going to start coming on soon. What mulch did you us and from where if you don't mind sharing. That bunny is to die for! It's going to rain her for the next 4 days yuck! I can't seem to get the grass cut and if I don't have my grass cut everything looks terrible.........or so it seems.

Fishtail Cottage said...

Adore your entrance! such pretty landscaping you have....thank you so much for linking up to Cottage Flora Thursday's - this is the largest party so far - been a wonderful morning peeking around at all the beautiful gardens! xoox, tracie

Laura Wilkerson said...

Hey Kristen,
Visiting you from Karas and good to see an Arkansas girl on here!! LOL I'm originally from Arkansas and married into Mississippi but I can still call those hoggs if need be :)
Love your yard and garden....we've grown cantaloupe before and they're pretty much just plant and leave them alone. I hope your garden does well this year!
Glad I found you and i'm gonna "follow" along :) Have a great week!

Sally said...

I'm so glad to find this post as I have had clematis for years, and didn't know what it was until now. Thank you!!

Your yard truly is beautiful!

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