Teaser Tuesday: Princess Ben by Catherine Murdock
Gardening is HARD, and Yet Occasionally Rewarding

Home and Garden

Well, our house is all painted and it looks wonderful! It's a kind of greyish blue and the scalloped trim is just slightly darker; the trim is a bright true white. It's such a relief to have that done!

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Our new outdoor lights were installed, too:

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They look SO much nicer than the old ones. Ew. Shudder!

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This morning, mom and I trimmed and mowed the front and back lawns (such as they are), then put our garden back in order.

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I'm thrilled at how well these flowers are doing! Check out these Cosmos:

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 And the pansies just exploded!!

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 Yay, the day lilies are finally blooming!

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In the past month I've been on an outdoor decor spending spree, and it was really fun to put out all our fun new stuff! Here's our new handmade copper hose pot:

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And here's our adorable new garden gnome:

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This new outdoor thermometer looks SO much better on our new fence than the old one:

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Oh, and I don't think it was actually 90 degrees out. The thermometer had been sitting in the sun a bit long. Yeah, it's still too early for that kind of heat!

And finally, here's my new recycled metal lanterns. Mom and I put some small pots inside them, filled the pots with old aquarium gravel and put in a couple citronella candles. I think they looks really nice on the table with the pot of marigolds and my little froggie statuette:

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We're both very happy with our backyard, even though the grass is dry and dead and overrun with crabgrass, but that's a project for another day. Or maybe next year. Yeah. Next year!

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