Sunday, May 1, 2011

Spring Yard Tour!

Hi all!   Saturday was finally a day without rain!   We set a record for rainfall here in Ohio and let me tell you; it's been a ton of rain!  Talk about your April showers!   Now that May is here, we are really hoping for some 'normal' spring weather before it gets too hot!

I wanted to share with you some pics around my new yard; we are loving our new home and all the space!   Here is a bed by the front porch; I just love all the perennials the previous owner put in; it's so pretty!   I need to get some mulch down before the weeds come in.

Here's a bed on the side of the garage.   I'm really anxious for the iris's to bloom!   They are going to be gorgeous!

We have a pretty long driveway and there is a nice turnaround in the front; inside the turnaround are lots of lily-of-the-valleys, vinca and hostas are in the center area.

Out back there is a nice strawberry patch; can't wait for those!!  Yum, yum!

There are also three raised beds that I planted with sunflowers (the big ones!!), other sunflowers and pumpkins.    I've always wanted to grow those mammoth sunflowers and I hope these do well!

How about some asparagus gone wild??!!   We have a nice asparagus field but with all the rain, I wasn't able to harvest it.   Now I have 2-3 foot tall spikes! ha!   (and yes, please ignore all the dried brush from last-years crop;  I'll blame that on the rain too!)

Also out back is a little barn with a covered porch area.   Very nice to sit on the swing and watch the grass grow.  I'm hoping to also enjoy a few sunsets from this point.  And of course you know I'll fill it up with all kinds of garden-junk-stuff.   Hubby has already warned me not to "junk-up" the front of the house.  (ggrrrrrr! it's NOT junk!)

Here's my view from the swing.   Can't wait to see those big sunflowers kissing the sun!
Hope you enjoyed the little tour!   I need to get into the workshop (that's my basement; remember? ha!) and put together my giveaway prize!   I've passed the 50-followers mark and want to celebrate that and the fact that we are moved! yeah!!  So stay-tuned!  

Happy May!


Granny said...

What a beautiful yard. You're fortunate that the previous owners had established flower beds to save you that work.

The swing at the barn looks like a great place to sit and relax. Tell you hubby that unless something has flat tires and a motor that no longer runs it's not junk. ;)

Junk-it Junction... said...

What a gorgeous propery you have! Send some strawberries my way,will you?
Thankyou for visiting missy, always love to visit you too!Im going crazy with lamps at the moment, will post more soon!

Lona said...

Wow Debbie, someone left you some good gardening beds. It is going to be fun to see what all has been already planted and then add your own touches. The irises are just loaded. And strawberries, my favorite fruit. LOL! You have a beautiful yard. I hope this rain goes soon also and we get some warm weather.I am so anxious to play in the dirt.

Amy Speer said...

Beautiful! Your Dad would be proud.
:) Let me know if you are doing any shows I need a few things for the flower beds..

Love you all take care,


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