First off, here's a shot of the finished back patio where mom and I cleaned out all the overgrown ivy:
It looks so much nicer now and I really love the view from the den!
And speaking of ivy, we bought a couple of stepping stones for the two pots in front to prevent the roots from growing into the ground like they did in the back.
In the back, everything is looking pretty good:
But, we decided to add some more colour by adding flowers to the pots we bought at Big Lots:
We got some Cosmos, whcih we haven't had before, but I thought they were really pretty.
And, we picked up a couple of our favouirties, Marigolds and Pansies: