The Day I Almost Died For Flowers

It was insanely hot and humid when we installed the picket fence and cleared the flower bed yesterday. Any person with a grain of common sense would have patted themselves on the back for a job well done and waited for the weather to break before doing any more.

Then there’s me.

I went shopping at both local Home Depots and both local Lowes stores to see what plants they have on clearance. ( Local peeps, don’t bother. They have a few plants left and they’re still full price.)

Then I came home and PUT THEM IN THE GROUND. Oh, the foolish schemes of men (and women). Halfway through I had to ask my husband to save my life by full on spraying me with the garden hose.

Contentment at Home Gardens 2016
Daniel completed his maiden gardening voyage just today by transplanting three teeny hostas that just were not thriving where they were. The hope is that they’ll fill out in the back up against the picket fence.

And we’re done. For now.

Contentment at Home Gardens 2016
I can’t wait to put some cute fall stuff in there- mums in baskets, little scarecrows, maybe a ghost for Halloween? Boo!

Here’s a quick before and after for your enjoyment. (And for ours, because Alex and Maddie just helped me create it).

before and after by helpers




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