Thursday, June 3, 2010

... blooms, bunnies and birdhouses

We are working simultaneously on several backyard projects..


...and we just finished this corner of the garden.


It actually started last year when we planted this beautiful blue salvia. It's in full bloom right now and is a hit with the bumblebees!


The lazy gardener (me) has once again plopped 6-packs of plants down in the rusty white metal plant stands. Over the years I've had really good luck with this easy solution, just as long as I don't skip the daily waterings (the little pots can dry out quickly)...


Black bark mulch has been spread around Mr. Bunny, his cottage birdhouse, and the flowers... (the enlarged birdhouse entry hole is compliments of a family of Sammy Squirrels who lived in it for several winters back when it was still hanging from a tree!)


And now it's time to sit and enjoy the fruits of our labor for a few minutes before we start on our next project! (And thank you, Jill, for telling me about these awesome cottage blue Adirondack chairs at Home Depot!!)
I'll show the entire completed project very soon!
Be sure to visit Cindy at My Romantic Home for her Show & Tell Friday post and a list of other participants!
Donna

16 comments:

Dayle Allen Shockley said...

Looks like the perfect spot to sit a spell.

Esther said...

I love the blue of your salvias and your garden just looks beautiful.
I find just looking at my little bits of prettiness here and there in the garden is such balm for my spirit. It slows me down and makes me glad.

Lacy said...

Very pretty!
I love Mr. Bunny!

Claudia said...

Oh my goodness - I want those chairs! I love adirondack chairs, don't you? Everything looks lovely in your garden, Donna.

Southern Lady said...

Everything looks beautiful! Have a wonderful weekend. Carla

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Your garden looks wonderful. The fruits of your labor are showing off for us... thank you for sharing..hugs ~lynne~

Leann said...

What a great garden spot - love the enhanced bird house!

Leann

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble said...

What charming garden photos!!

Everything is just lovely!!

Debbie

stefanie said...

its all so beautiful!

Annie xx TheFeltFairy said...

what a beautiful garden xxx

Sherry said...

Love your garden! Looks wonderful! Love the chipmunk in the header! Cute little guys.
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Sherry

Cottage Rose said...

Hi Donna; Oh what a gorgeous little garden area..... you two did a wonderful job,,, looking forward to seeing it all,,,, love the chairs. enjoy your garden of eden,,,,, have a great weekend
Hugs;
Alaura

Wendy said...

Your photo's of your flower garden are so beautiful and very inspiring
Wendy

Chatelaine said...

Your garden is so pretty. Love the bunny and the birdhouse.

Those blue adirondack chairs are beautiful.

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Cottage.Di.Rosa said...

I absolutely love your garden, it looks like a great place to escape, I have been drooling over all your pics throughout your blog! Gorgeous!