Beginning of Spring!

This was the most perfect weekend to get some outdoor work done. After months of freezing cold weather, a season with two days of snow (in Louisiana) and dead plants, I just needed to plant some flowers.

So, after the puppy woke me up at 6:30 in the morning, I thought that it was time to work on a project that has been months in the works.

Beforegarden

Yeah, ugly right? This was in our front yard…right here.

Yes, this was taken in October. I’d rather a pretty picture with grass to give you an idea of our garden in its prime. This spot used to have a HUGE sago palm that blocked the walkway and would randomly sting me (darn leaves) when I tried to weed around it. Also, they are very poisonous to dogs and we knew we would want a puppy.

**obligatory cute puppy picture of the day**

Puppy bandana

Since that photo of the house was taken in October, yes, it’s been that way for a while. I just couldn’t do anything in the winter, because I hate the cold. So, Saturday, I ventured out to Lowe’s and bought these perfect little pansies and some rocks. :)

Lowes trip
Two hours of rock removal, sago palm seed clean-up (for the dog), filling in the hole from the palm, and weed blocking, it was time to make this garden pretty.
After garden

We bought this fountain almost a year and a half ago. It’s been sitting on our porch, and I was so glad to finally put it SOMEWHERE! It looks spectacular, and would you believe we paid under $15 for it? I’m sure you are asking how...stalk your local Target’s garden center when the Fall hits. After gardening season is over, they clear everything out: Furniture, BBQ pits, Fountains, etc. And I mean, clear out! Ours was 75% OFF! :)

We put the pansies in pots as well, and placed them in the rocks. The great thing about this garden is (hopefully) there will be little to no weeds! :) The landscape rocks surrounding the garden were from the old homeowners. So, essentially this garden was less than $50. :)

Another great addition to our yard? My birthday is coming up, and my husband knows I LOVE Louisiana citrus. He bought me this Meyer Lemon tree as a surprise for our backyard…isn’t he fantastic? I can’t wait to see some fruit! :)

Did any of y’all get great Spring weather to garden this weekend? :)

Comments

  1. LOL. I’m jealous of your planting. They advise us not to plant ’till late may, due to frost. Your house is so cute!! (And so is your pup!) We still have 2+ feet of snow all over on the ground, and piles 6+ feet tall on the sides of the road. But it’s melting now! Another month of wet wet wetness and we should be starting to see some ground.

    • Oh my gosh! Glad to hear it’s melting though. :( Just think of this…in May, it’ll be in the sweltering 90s here and pleasant (hopefully) up there! :)

  2. i’m totally planting a lemon or lime tree this year too, i can’t wait!

  3. I can’t wait to do a little landscaping and gardening this spring, but we’re in the same boat as Pink Heli–there is still snow everywhere. Seeing this post gives me hope that spring is near. I love your fountain! Now, I want one of those.

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