Thursday, May 6, 2010

LOOK what hubby did.......

I have decided (after seeing so many of your BEAUTIFUL gardens) I really want to plant some blooming plants and more Knock Out roses and after whining talking about digging up a couple of beds, Alan rented a tiller and did it!  This is in front of the garage. 
Hubby working away tilling then putting the edging around it.  I was out there pulling up the clumps of weeds and grass and filling up the wheelbarrow.
Look at it now!!  WOOHOO.  I want it filled NOW but it will take a while, planting as I can afford it. I also need to amend the soil with some compost and richer planting soil. It is also a FULL sun bed so lots of water.  Our temperatures here in the summer get really hot so I have to water a couple of times a day.

My other bed I wanted is in the backyard in front of this fence.
This bed gets sun in the morning, then turns to mottled sunlight (as you can tell from these pictures), then shade in the hot afternoon sun.
Look at it now!!  What fun I am going to have filling both of them up.  I'll definitely show you pictures along the way.
Hope you are all having a great Thursday.♥


Marilyn said...

What fun you are about to have! Alan did a fantastic job. That isn't easy. I sure wish I could share some of my plants with you. It has been great weather for planting. Enjoy!!

Libby said...

Look at you!!! Ya'll have been really busy! and what a sweet, sweet man!!! Have Fun!

Lorrie said...

I know you're going to have a great time planning and planting those beds Darlene. Rototillers are just the best thing for getting the soil turned over fast. I love knockout roses--they'll do really well in your sunny flower bed.

Amelia said...


Some work ahead of you - but lots of fun and enjoyment too.

Have a wonderful Mothers Day.

Kerin said...

Good Morning!
What a wonderful treat! Your husband sure loves you a bunch :)
Hard work, but so rewarding!
It will be gorgeous when you get planting! Consider herbs also. They are ornamental, and useful too!
Have a happy day :)

Noni at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

That is some HARD work! I don't think there is much else that can brighten an area like plants... but, they are a lot of work to tend. And, oh so worth it! Can't wait to see what you plant!

duchess said...

Looks like you're all ready now. They'll be beautiful when you get your flowers planted. Have fun.

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Hi, Darlene!

That's one sweet hubby to do that for you, and I can't wait to see what you plant. :-)

I'm going to have to replant our front beds this weekend because it's about time for the pansy season to be over. They hate heat, and we're starting to get some very warm days.

Have been MIA lately and still have much on the agenda, but I decided to jump back into the blogging pool because I missed y'all.

Hope you have a nice day, too!


Sheila :-)

Carol said...

I love Knock Out roses! One of my garden goals is to plant some in the front & back yards.

Carol :)

Stacey said...

Darlene, it's so worth the work. We love our yard so much. It's truly an extension of our home.

Knock out roses are a great choice. Can you believe how pretty they are this year? Everywhere you go they are blooming like crazy. I love them!

Joanna said...

Can't wait to see all the flowers you get planted!

Laura said...

What a perfect place for a flower bed! One of those ornamental grasses would look nice right in the center. They love sun - get nice and full and even look good in the fall. Of course, colorful flowers and knock out roses will look pretty too!

Barb~Bella Vista said...

Hi Darlene, that is a lot of work but you will have so much fun filling it up. I love flower beds!!


Heather said...

ooh how exciting. can't wait to see what you plant!

Ramona said...

Good Morning Darlene ~

Oh the fun you will have. It is like a blank canvas that you can fill with ANYTHING! Boy with that bed that gets full sun...the possibilities are endless. I would be tempted to mix some vegetables in with flowering plants! Oh, I just want to come and help plant!

Have a great time and a great day.

Smiles ~ Ramona

Kerin said...

Thank you from the bottom of my heart for your sweet wishes for Spencer. Isn't it amaazing how awesome the kids in this generation are! They are intellegent, kind, giving, talented, etc... etc.. How blessed we are to be the mama's to such a wonderful generation of fine young men and women!

Kerin said...

I'll trade ya weather!
We are in a bit of a cold snap again. It is supposed to get warm again tomorrow :)

dana said...

Does Alan "hire out"....tell him I would pay for the gas it takes to get him to Missouri and provide some really awesome Gates Bar-B-Q!! :) You could come along, too, and help me plant! :)

I know your new areas will look awesome. . . have fun!! L, Dana

Julie Harward said...

You are going to have some wonderful spots for flowers..and some weeding to do! Have fun with it...come say hi :D

Becca's Dirt said...

Can't wait to see them all filled up with little pretties. It will be fun. Becca

Lindsay-ann said...

Hi Darlene
I really look forward to seeing your beds all planted. They will look wonderful I am sure. Happy planting.

Nola @ the Alamo said...

The good thing about gardening on the hot hot prairie is that a lot of plants that call for "FULL sun" actually like a little dappled shade when gardening in a really hot climate. I've learned that the hard way. Your beds are looking good, can't wait to see them progress through the summer.

Manuela@TPOH said...

Those beds are going to be fun to plant! Those Knockout Roses are really the best most trouble free roses I've ever grown!


Christina said...

Oh, a new flower bed. How fun. Now to fill it up. Those roses will be beautiful.

Carrie said...

what a sweet husband i can't wait to see what you put in those beds!


Michelle@Fromhousetohome said...

A blank canvas, yay!!! I can't wait to see your flower bed. I want to add some more around here but I am lacking a green thumb. Oh and I love your Twilight button, too funny!

Kerin said...

I'm still smiling from your comments :)
Bring the whole family... dinner is usually around 6:00 pm :)
Thanks for loving the music too.
I love it also, and leave it on all day :) It makes me happy and puts a smile on my face.
Have a happy day, and I'll see you at 6:00 :)

SmilingSally said...

Girl, you've got some plantin' to do!

Debbie @ said...

Hi Darlene! How are you doing>? I feel like it is has been forever since we chatted! Our trip was great, so glad to be home, but everything went amazing. I love what you are doing with the plants and flowers. Will look so nice. I know it is so easy to get motivated when you see other people's homes and gardens...and I need to do something! Have a great week. I'm trying to get caught up with blogging!

Lucy the Cat said...

Thanks so much for visiting us today!

It looks like your hubby did a great job! I'm sure your yard is going to be beautiful. What fun!