Friday, March 23, 2012

Fun For Friday - Playing in the Dirt

My mother used to say "it's a beautiful day.  Go outside and play!"  so I did.

I love pansies and every year I make an effort to get some planted and potted up.  I do this before I start the yard clean up.  I find doing a little beautification first, helps with the later.

Here is a new pot I got at Home Depot.  I really looks copper from a distance.


I use these window box liners on my stone walls by the back gate.  Look at coco waiting patiently for me, what a good pup.


All yellow pot - I love these mini daffodils.


I think blue pansies are my favorite.


Here is a redo that started last fall.  I had Andrew pull out the ground cover that was in this bed.   I intend to plant it with annuals.  It is a tough spot, dry and shady.

before:


After.  I suppose I should endeavor to take the photo from the same spot, for maximum effect.  As my dear friend Mary B. would say "that's a nice improvement".


I even played with my wagon, a real back saver.


The herb garden loved the mild winter.


I was so delighted to see this primrose that Pauline gave me last spring.  "Hello gorgeous."


I'm off to a guild quilting retreat this weekend on the Delaware River at the Shawnee Inn.

I'll be working on 2 red and white projects (among other things),  which prompted this last bit of fun.  I turned these:


Into these:


I think these are great retreat treats for the following reasons:
60 calories
zero fat
no sticky fingers
hard crunchy outside
sweet chewy inside
"How many licks does it take to reach the center of a totsie roll pop? The world may never know".

And finally, I had Mr. Random Number Generator choose a number for the Lancaster CD giveaway at it is:
#31 which is Regan of Floating on a Quilted Cloud.
Congrats.  Send me your address and I'll mail it out first thing Monday.

Whatever you find yourself doing this weekend I hope you make it FUN!

12 comments:

  1. Your pansies are very inspiring, I am buying some today.
    Have a great time on your retreat...we are getting rain all weekend, you too? Perfect sewing weather!!

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  2. Your new pots and little garden spot look great. Enjoy your quilting retreat.

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  3. It is so nice to see spring somewhere!! Have a wonderful weekend!

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  4. love your retreat treats~!
    and the spring flower show makes me feel ancy to get outside and see what may be happening in my garden.

    :-)
    libbyQ

    p.s. i have rock wall envy . . .

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  5. All those pics of Spring are so beautiful, Barb! And that little spot by the steps is awesome! What a nice improvement! Well done!

    And thanks! I can't believe I won! I can't wait to see what's on that dvd! Woohoo! Thanks a bunch!

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  6. Pretty flowers!
    I absolutely love playing in my garden getting filthy... getting clean afterwards feels extra good!

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  7. Your spring gardens are looking lovely. Have a fun weekend. I'll be doing Some digging myself tomorrow.

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  8. Congrats to Regan!
    Pretty flowers, fun treats, happy coco -
    all is well! Enjoy your retreat.

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  9. Oh, your flowers are all so beautiful! What a great transformation on that little plot. I almost fell over when I went outside the other day -- like yours, my herbs loved the mild winter -- even my parsley survived -- PARSLEY! That never happens -- I'm so excited! I think I might have a wagon in the attic -- I need to go get it -- what a brilliant idea to use it in the garden! Have a great time at your retreat!

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  10. You are bound to have a great weekend - a quilting retreat, sweet treats wrapped in red/white fabric and knowing you have a wonderful start to the gardening season with those beautiful pansies and daffodils...
    You have made me anxious to get to our greenhouses when they open soon.

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  11. I hope you're having loads of fun, the garden is looking spiffy. I love the pansies planted with daffodils.

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  12. How wonderful to see your spring garden!
    BTW Congratulations on your quilt show win!!!
    Have a fabulous weekend. Hugs

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