Sunday, April 7, 2013

Gardening Weekend!!

Well this was a full gardening weekend for John and I!!  We are sore beyond belief but the gardens look so good!  Saturday morning John and I went to Kings Nursery in Stallings, NC.  I love that place.  It is pricey but they have such beautiful flowers!  We bought some things there.  I came home and made up two window boxes for the front porch.  John put them up for me and they look beautiful!

John started digging the new garden in the backyard.  It goes from the back porch all along the back of the house. All I have got to say is clay, clay and more clay!!  Whenever John and I dig new gardens or plant plants we really miss the NJ soil we used to have.  John worked on the garden for hours.  We then went to Lowes and got peat moss to amend the soil.

This morning we went up to Jenny and Kevins.  We took Jenny, Kevin and Owen out for breakfast.  We had a really nice visit.  Owen was definitely all wound up.  He was so cute riding his Batman car!!

When John and I got home we changed into gardening clothes.  John put peat moss on the backyard garden and then worked it into the soil.  Then I planted 5 hostas and a clump of Lenten Rose.  Those babies were so glad to get out of their pots.  They have been potted up for 3.5 yrs!!  Poor things.

We even put our fountain together!!

When we got done with this garden we headed out to the front garden.  John pulled out 7 ugly shrubs the builder had put in.  They seemed diseased too!  I planted 3 daylilies, 1 clump of coral bells, 1 gardenia bush, 1 lily and 2 rose bushes.

Needless to say we are both so sore!!  We took some aspirins, nice hot showers and we have been chillin' out in front of the TV for quite a few hours now!!

It was a beautiful weekend!!

8 comments:

NanaDiana said...

Wow- Sometimes all that pain is worth the gain! I just love how nice everything is looking. I'm thinking a hot soak in a tub might be good, Sheri- xo Diana

Kay said...

Wow! The flowers look fabulous and your beds are beautifully ready for planting. We needed to do something like that for our garden. Doggone it!

Florence and Mary said...

What a busy and hard working weekend you had but your efforts look great.

Victoria xx

Sherri said...

It is almost a good thing coming back to work to rest-LOL!!!

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

Working outdoors can kill ya, but it's soooo much FUN!!! I need to start mine SOON.

Blessings,
Linda

jenclair said...

We have clay all the way to hell and back. We amend, but also built raised beds so that we could get enough good soil on top to grow our vegetables on.

It is hard work, but add some Epsom Salts to that warm bath and soak out the soreness.

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/From Harvest To Table said...

Sounds like you both worked very hard! We have just started working in our yard too. This home sat empty for two years and is in dire need of some loving.

Vicki Boster said...

Ohhhh but that's a good kind of sore--- look at all that you accomplished!! Your window boxes are beautiful. Pretty flowers will be so welcoming to your lovely new home. Enjoy the spring!!
Xoxoxo
Vicki


Ring of Kerry, Ireland
My husband, John and I went to Ireland for our 25th Wedding Anniversary in 2004. We had an awesome trip and we will never forget it. We actually got to visit our friends who live in Northern Ireland. We spent 3 wonderful days with them! The picture above was taken when we visited The Ring of Kerry. The beauty of Ireland is just spectacular! If you ever get a chance visit there.
Megan is my oldest daughter. She and Ken were married on April 12, 2008. It was a wonderful ceremony and reception!
Jenny and Kevin at their wedding 8/30/08. The wedding was at our home and turned out wonderful! Everyone had such a good time!