Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Workin' in the Yard!

The last few weeks, slowly but surely, I've been getting my yard spruced up... planting and replanting, moving things around, washing and cleaning, painting, the list goes on. And still it isn't all done! I do have a few pictures I want to share though.

Morning Glories always remind me of when I was a little girl; I loved them as a child, so I decided I would plant a few. They haven't bloomed yet--they're only a few weeks old--but they are growing so good up my tiny trellis!

I can't remember the name of this flower, but I planted them to add some color next to my porch; I am loving yellow lately!

My “cigar” or “firecracker” plant that I just bought this Memorial weekend.

Its name was given to it because the flowers resemble a small red firecracker with a fuse, or a cigar with a burning ember on the end. A close-up:

Wish I would've gotten the jasmine plant that was there, too!

And finally, my latest project: a monogrammed flower pot that is now on my front porch steps. Before:

And after, with begonias planted in it:

I had planned to cut the rope handle off but ended up liking the way it looked, so I left it on there. And I punched a few holes in the bottom so water can drain.

Oh and this project cost me less than $5!! Including flowers and potting soil!

Linking to:
The Girl Creative

Photobucket Always Nesting

Thanks everyone for reading and of course all of you hosting!


  1. You are a clever gardener Christiana. Love the monogrammed pot!

  2. You'll have to post photos at the end of the summer with the before and afters. I love what you've done so far and that pot is adorable. I like the rope left on it also. Thanks for linking this post to Woo Hoo! Wednesday and sharing!

  3. I love those yellow flowers too! And the monogrammed pot? Great idea!! Thanks for sharing!

  4. Love that pot! The flowers are so unique! thanks for shairng your great ideas. Paula in Idaho

  5. Ooooh I love it! So bright and cheery...The rope looks great too! Thanks for linking up to Mad Skills Monday!


  6. What a cute idea to use a bucket as a planter! Everything looks great.

  7. Thank you all for the comments!! I love em! Going now to visit some of your pages. :)

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  9. Cute idea on the bucket and I agree with you - the rope is a lovely detail!

    If you get a chance come join my Garden Party!

    Have a blessed weekend!

  10. The bucket idea is adorable! Thank you for linking up this week.

  11. I like the way you are dressing up your yard- it's looking so nice. Thanks for linking up to the Tuesday Garden Party!

  12. Hi Christina, It's nice to meet another Georgia blogger and gardener too! Your monogrammed planter is adorable, all summery and red! Thank you for visiting my blog today. I'm so glad that you are "inspired" to make a gazing ball too! It was easy, just play around with the paint til you get what you want! The hardest part was finding the ball. lol
    Please visit again soon...I'm hosting a garden themed linky party June 23-25, please bring your planter and join us!
    Hope to see you there!


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