Thursday, March 10, 2011

Catching up in the yard....

Despite our allergies we donned our work gloves and got to work around the yard this week....The weather was dancing in the upper 70's and even hit 85 on Thursday...Spring has most definitely arrived in Florida...Though we are dipping back into the 30's at night and the 60's are forecast for the next couple of days.

Lil Sara was so proud to finally get to use her new John Dear pink gardening gloves...The only thing that makes her smile wider is the sight of a Tractor...

These are the lovely flowers we planted in "the fairy garden" in the back of the house..

Lil Sara helped Daddy paint the new fence posts...I can't wait till this fence is up so we can finally get the grass seed sown in the front yard...I am over sweeping this sand out of my house all day.

Oh and to answer last weeks question: It used to be the end of lil Sara's crib, but it is going to be the gate that hangs between these two posts :)


I repotted 72 seedlings into bigger pots...This is them a couple of days ago...Before the chickens ate half of them...Again...Can't wait for the fence to be finished lol

My snap dragons left over from last fall are putting on a wonderful show for us right now...

Each year I plant either a pot or hanging basket in Red, White and Blue...

Here is our girl Nardia guarding one of the trailers of watermelon seedlings parked about 40 feet from my back door....I was standing at the backyard fence when I took this shot...

And I know many of you have been waiting to see this...The Wisteria is now blooming everywhere...Driving into town is a delight with splashes of purple in all the tree tops accented by cascades of white from the Dogwood trees that are now also in full bloom...

This photo taken from my backdoor step...
And so ends another evening at Our Country Home....

Blessings Kelsie

Joining the following parties this week:
Farm Friendly Friday @ http://www.verdefarm.com/
Cottage Flora Thursday’s @ http://fishtailcottage.blogspot.com
Flaunt Your Flowers / Fertilizer Friday @ http://www.tootsietime.com/
Show and Tell Friday @ http://romantichome.blogspot.com/

11 comments:

Verde Farm said...

It’s going to be so pretty in your yard. Can’t wait to see the gate :) I absolutely love wisteria--oh please take more pictures of that and the dogwoods--Sigh...
Thanks for sharing with FFF!

Red Gate Farm said...

Can't get enough of that sunset and the wisteria! Just gorgeous!

~Chris

I came over from both Verde Farm and Fishtail Cottage :)

Buttons said...

Beautiful photos. I cant wait to see the spring and green grass and flowers. Love the pink gloves.B

Darla said...

First where in FL. are you located? I am in Tallahassee..and because you are a Florida gardener I am your newest follower. Love the pink petunias and alyssum....your little garden helper is adorable with those pink gloves.

On Crooked Creek said...

Kelsie,
Ah~h~h. . .lovely flowers! That lil Sara is certainly a great help with all your outside chores! I adore your blending of hues for your flower beds. We try to keep three hues in the backyard. Soft greens, pale creamish ~ yellows, and lavendar hues help to maintain a calming effect for us!Over the past two year; however, we've added a light blush pink. . .still a calming hue. The front yard houses the more vibrant and vivid hues! Keep those photos of Spring coming for inspiration on the prairie!
Fondly,
Pat

Becca's Dirt said...

That looks like lots of work there. Sara is precious and such a good little helper. Pretty wisteria - I love it but can be invasive. Great photo of the snapdragon. Have a good weekend.

THE OLD GEEZER said...

We've been having some nice Springtime weather here in Southern California too. And guess what? My wife put me to work in the garden planting flowers :-)

Take care and have a great weekend :-)

~Ron
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Teresa said...

Beautiful! We're finally starting to get some spring-like weather. I just hope it lasts.

Dreaming said...

Oh, your pictures have made me homesick...sort of! I used to live in SC. We had wisteria in a few of our trees and it was so beautiful. I was always in awe of the huge trucks full of watermelons in July. I couldn't believe that so many melons could grow in one place.
But, I don't miss the high heat, humidity and the bugs. (But a bit of your spring time temperatures would be nice right now!)

Karen said...

Nice to meet you through Fertilizer Friday! You have a great helper there, and love the pink gloves. I'm in WI and it's so nice to read about other people enjoying balmy temperatures. Snow here again today...but it won't last forever. The wisteria is gorgeous; I want to capture that flower in stained glass someday, so I love to see photos of all the different colors and growth stages.

Tootsie said...

I need to come live where you do!!!
we woke up to 3 more inches of snow today!!! HELLO!!! MOTHER NATURE? IT'S MARCH....TIME TO MELT!!!
thanks for linking in this week!