Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Learning new things from friends

I've met some really great ladies over the past year. Not only are they fun to hang out with but knowledgeable in areas that I am not and willing to share that knowledge. This spring they have taught me some things about plants and gardening. We recently made a trip to a local nursery together. Fun time!

I had this barren area next to our patio just begging for something to be done to it.

With some guidance from my knowledgeable friends, I decided on Coral Bells. Here are the ones I chose. The purple ones have not bloomed yet. Their blooms are not the most attractive part about them but I'm told that the leaves will stay those beautiful colors ALL YEAR long!! Big bonus!

Here is Matt using M & D's 'garden weasel' that we borrowed. Thanks!

Here is our 'almost' after shot. We still need to add the mulch & add a plant to that stand.

There are additional items in our home that the same friends have helped me chose, made for me, or helped me find just the right spot for. I see these pieces & I think about fun times with friends. Thank you again for all of your help ladies!


  1. Great job!! It looks very nice.

  2. It looks great!!! :) I love the colors together! Thanks for blogging about it...I agree I have also found great friends! :)

  3. Wow Christina I just caught up on your blog. The plants look so great!

  4. you must make your husband do a lot of work.