Monday, April 18, 2011

Our Weekend (Part 1)

This is what we got up to Saturday morning.
The sun was HUGE and beautiful
and after a couple of days of
storms and tornado warnings
and high winds it was
 to actually see the sun
and not have any wind. 

It has been a busy few days for us
as we've been working outside
trying to get a few things done.
I worked on planting the
shade perennials
and even had fun with 
a few fairy decorations I had 
bought online. I usually don't do things
like this in my garden but this tree 
was PERFECT for this little set up.
I'll tell you more about it in Part 2 

While I was doing that Hubby worked
 on finishing our picket fence.
He still has to cut the posts off
and we'll have the 
daunting task of staining it all
but I don't want to think about that right now.
I'm just REALLY happy to have
gotten this far!

Hubby went to a lot of work
trying to get a curve in the fence.
I think he did a WONDERFUL job.

Eventually inside this fence and growing
along it will be some 
David Austin
Graham Thomas 
climbing roses
(rich yellow)
James Galway
climbing roses
(warm pink)

along with some 
hydrangea's and clematis.

I still haven't made up my mind about
the rose colors
because if all goes well this 
spring we'll be painting the house.

What color have I chosen for the house?

if any of you have 
any suggestions for different roses
or any other flowers on that fence I'd love
to hear what you have to say.

OH...I will also be planting 
somewhere in the garden

I planted my concrete 
planters with
pink geraniums on the front porch.

I think I'm going to miss the blue
for a bit but probably not for 
too long.

Today we have a break
before more storms tomorrow and Thursday.
So far we have been very fortunate
considering we live in 
tornado alley.

My heart goes out to all those
who experienced the tornado's
and bad weather late last week 
and this weekend.
Especially to those who lost loved ones
and homes.

I hope this is the start of a good week 
for most of you...and a better one
for others.



Kath said...

Lovely photos Maura. On SUnday night, our sunset was just like your sunrise. How nice to think that we are so far away yet we are looking at the same beautiful sun :-)

Jeanette said...

I love that little fairy door! Too cute. Here in Ann Arbor where I work some of the businesses have little fairy doors inside. Theres a web site where you can find out where they all are. I love the curved fence..your husband did a really good job!

Ann@A Sentimental Life said...

Graham Thomas is one of my favorite roses, along with Mary Rose...well anything David Austin! How funny I have pink geraniums on my front porch and ferns too!. Can't wait to see your yellow house! The fence looks wonderful!

Anna said...

Nice photos!I'll plant lavender too.I love your porch and your flowers,

Shannon said...

BEAUTIFUL picture at the top...:-)
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Janet said...

Lovely photo`s ! what a marvelous job your hubby has done with that fence- love the way it curves ,it will smell wonderful your garden-I have a few David Austin roses myself-Gertrude Jekyll [cerise ]and a wonderful yellowy- orange one [ will have to look it up for you ] both old fashioned and highly scented.Will have to get myself some of that fairy furniture -that is so cute !

Country Gal said...

WOW lovely photos and a job well done guys looks marvellous ! Have a great day !

Michaele said...

I just LOVE the picket fence! You and your husband are so talented and do such lovely work! Beautiful!

Dog Trot Farm said...

Maura, what a wonderful job your husband did with the new fence, I love the way it curves, perfect curb appeal! Sadly, I finally gave in to the Japanese Beetles (truly horrid) and removed all my roses, however, I look forward to my lilacs blooming, and yours are just beautiful! Love the little faerie yard, I was about to dust of my faerie garden accessories and than I heard the words "wintery mix", decided I had better wait. I so enjoyed your beautiful spring photos! Thank you for sharing, blessings, Julie

Toni aka irishlas said...

I've got to know his secret for doing the curve! That is fantastic!

I love little fairy things here and there in my gardens, so, I'm loving yours. A touch of whimsy makes it fun.

Can't wait to see everything painted and planted. It is going to look amazing. Oh, and good luck with lavender. I've had a love/dislike relationship with it for years!

Nelson Souzza said...

The blog is very good!

Beatnheart said...

Glad everything is ok. We’ve been reading about all the torenadoes...yikes too scary for words. Your fence is just beautiful and all of your plantings will be glorious. Hugs to you my favorite Kansas Cutie..

Robin said...

I love your fence! Hubby sure did a great job. How on earth did he get it to curve - it's amazing.

I can't wait to see it all finished and surrounded with flowers. There's just something so beautiful about a flower surrounded fence that always gets my heart racing!

Rural Revival said...

Maura, You husband did a wonderful job indeed! It looks fantastic. And about the little fairy door, well that just melts my heart. I think I'm a closet fairy lover. I must be because I really want to peek in that window! : )

Sweet cherry - Zouzouna said...

Hi again, from far away! Greece!
Lovely work of your husband!
What a nice surprise this little door on the tree!
My mom loves geranioum and we have in our veranta, in 3 different colours.
Hope that tornados, are far from you...

as Easter time is close, I rest and enjoy american blogs!
Warm whishes and kisses !

* keep in mind orange roses for the fence!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful photos!! I just love your adorable farmhouse.


Anonymous said...

Maura....I was just looking back over some of your older post of your cottage and I just have to say, I LOVE YOUR LITTLE COTTAGE! It is soooooo homey and comfy, adorable! What a great place to live!

Joy said...

That curving pickett fence is awesome!

Sandra said...

Hi, Maura !
It is a happy time of year in the garden. What a beautiful your little cottage and beautiful plants. I love that little fairy door! I just LOVE the picket fence! Beautiful!


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