Monday, May 14, 2012

We Have Babies! With a Garden Tour

Yesterday after my post, we pulled down the hanging geranium to water and found this!
3 baby red finches!
cute little fuzz balls!

If you read my blog, you saw the mess I had at the side of the house from
the water main break
What a mess of weeds with a lonely hosta that survived, when
everything else was killed.
With the plants I got free with my garden center points,
I worked all day Saturday....

I had to move dirt and the bricks on the left were completely 
covered by dirt. The weeds were bad and the good dirt
had been churned down and replaced by clay soil.
It took longer than I thought!

Mary Fairy is happy with the results!

So now I feel the entryway is respectable again.

Got the porch all planted too
I just need to put a few plants on the back porch.
Not as many as usual, but it will be fine.

McCoy all decked out for summer

I keep trying to find replacement shelves, from 16 years of use
they are getting worn. 

fountain all cleaned and I enjoyed having it running while I was out working

My Dahlia's I neglected to dig up all came back!
and are so big already!

Now let's look at my hydrangeas

My Nikko Blue is huge!

It blooms pink, blue and purple
Forever bloomer by the cottage

And my Annabelle is fully loaded to

Hope it is a cheery day for you
My last day of vacation today............
what says more than happy than a sweet face of a pansy


Liz said...

All your hard work has paid off - your garden looks lovely!
Liz @ Shortbread & Ginger

Olive Cooper said...

Ann, your McCoy makes me dizzy it is so pretty. The planting bed looks wonderful too. The fuzzies are darling. Olive

Jann Olson said...

Wow Ann your Hydrangeas are gorgeous! I have not had much luck with them here. I just got a start of an Annabelle from a friend and so far it is doing great. Your hard work surely has reaped great rewards. It all looks lovely. The both the real and metal birds nest. Your plant stand and McCoy collection are fab!

Jann Olson said...

Ha-ha, meant to say love both the real and metal birds nests.

Happy@Home said...

What a sweet surprise to find in your hanging plant.
Love what you did to spruce up your yard with the hosta.
Enjoyed the garden tour. Everything looks so pretty.

Rose H (UK) said...

How delightful to find those sweet baby birds Ann.
Your hard work has certainly come good, the entrance is gorgeous again. Thank you for sharing your lovely flowers with us. I'm still being a little careful here as we have had some late frosts again.
Rose H

Anonymous said...

First of all, the babies are adorable. Now.... your garden is awesome! All your plant pots are so cute. Your plants are hearty and beautiful. I just love it, just love it. I can tell you put such hard work and loads and loads of love into your garden.

Tete said...

Love it all and so glad you got so many plants for free! I don't think I am the only one working in the dirt! It all looks so nice, Ann.
I am glad you had things that did come back up and not everything totally was lost. SO, did you dig the clay dirt out and replace it?

Anita @ Cedar Hill Ranch said...

It's all so beautiful. I would love to hang out there.

Claudia said...

The babies are adorable and you know I love seeing all your McCoy!


Shirley said...

No wonder you have baby birdies in your plants..your garden is lovely and everything looks green and growing. I love listening to water flowing too! My Eros is always running! Those birdies stole my heart!

Elisabeth said...

What a lovely house and garden you have!
A lot of beautiful photos.

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Oh your babies are so precious!! And your garden is beautiful. Lovely pictures.

Jocelyn @

Curtains in My Tree said...

OMg the hydrangeas are what I crave I have mabye 5 and always want more, I can't believe yours are so big already , maybe I need to go out and feed mine, i have some real baby baby blooms but nothing like yours
your porch is adorable with those McCoy pots in the round holder and the shelves on the wall , your house is so cute and should I say country looking? love it

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Debbie said...

Your gardens, and porch look wonderful! I'd love to just sit on your steps and enjoy myself for a whole afternoon.
Your hard work paid off.

Sherry@Back2Vintage said...

Your gardens are GORGEOUS! Love those hydrangeas....and did you know that I LOVE McCoy pottery? :))

Maura @ Lilac Lane Cottage said...

Hi Ann...what a wonderful post! I loved the garden tour and what a sweet surprise those little babies must have been. I look forward to seeing more photo's as they grow. Twice we had a pair of mourning doves nest in our hanging flower pots on the front was fun watching them grow but it was difficult to water the plant ;) Have a wonderful Friday and weekend.
Maura :)

Annmarie Pipa said...

so worth all your hard work...everything looks great!

Ann from On Sutton Place said...

It all looks much better than just respectable! If I had done all this I wouldn't be walking...great job. Your hydrangeas are stunning of course. I so hope mine bloom. Have a happy weekend Ann!

Pam said...

I always love your McCoy planters on the porch!