Saturday, July 04, 2009

Flowers and Rooms

Whoa, I know I'm getting a little crazy here with 2 posts so close together! But life has somewhat slowed down a little for us. And I realize people actually look at our blog, so maybe I should update it somewhat more often than once a month. The above picture are flowers that I picked from OUR yard! I really don't have much of a green thumb, so I'm very excited that I have some perennials that are coming up all on their own! I don't know what most of them are or if I'm supposed to do anything to make sure they keep coming back, but this is very exciting to me since they've done this all on their own. I know we have several different colored rose bushes, which I thought were difficult to grow, but they were beautifully bloomed about the time we moved in (mostly dying off now - not because of me I hope, but I think maybe they are just done for the season?). Plus, we have hydrangea bushes (see below bloom)! I think hydrangeas have beautiful blooms and I unsuccessfully had 2 plants at our Rockford house that only withered and begged for more water as I planted them in a much too sunny spot. These are blooming all on their own and seem to be very large, well-established plants. We also have lots of weeds and things that are vastly overgrown and need to be seperated, but I am enjoying that we have some beautiful things happening without having to do anything.

And I'll try to show some work that we've done in th e house. Below is the nursery. Ready to go.

And here is our bedroom. This was the room where we stripped lots of flowered wallpaper. I think it looks much nicer now. Notice it's still a work in progress with a few boxes left to unpack and power tools sitting on the dresser.

I'd post a picture of Landon's room....but he's napping now and I'm not going to risk waking him up to get a picture. Not worth it.