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Sunday, March 17, 2013

Spring is About

 I love my little table outside my door.  From the comfort of my chair I can bird watch and enjoy spring blooms.  Sometimes it's a potting table, but I do wish I had a real one.  The height is not ideal and can aggravate my back. Well, what's a gardener to do?  You just have to work with it. 
Above is my "goal" area this spring/summer.  It's a tiny little water feature with absolutely no planting around it.  I made it with a cast -off galvanized tub that we used to wash our dog in years ago.  It's been in the ground for at least 10 years.  It used to have a little pump which I hope to replace this year.  It has a lovely little yellow waterlily that shades the water surface.  I think it will be a fun area to work in, but I have no plant list yet.  Some pretty hostas and ferns would be nice, and I have plenty of them. I wouldn't have to buy any. There is a lot of overgrowth around it, trees that we cut down but continue to send up shoots and honeysuckle vine galore.  That's a real problem.  I might have to get my nice strong son and SIL to dig it out.  

My three day weekend is coming to an end.  I will now be focused on Spring Break, which takes place in two weeks, yippee! Can't wait!  

I'm participating in Mosaic Monday and Outdoor Wednesday this week. I hope you have a great Sunday. Thanks for stopping by!


  1. Lovely flowers and your Pine Siskins are cute! The water feature with hostas and ferns would look great! Looks like you will have have a wonderful garden this spring and summer. Have a happy week ahead!

  2. What a fun project to work on around the water feature. Digging all of that out can be a nightmare so it's nice you have a couple younger guys to do it for you.
    Cher Sunray Gardens

  3. A water feature is such a nice thing in a garden. How great that you have the bones there and can just focus on the plantings. Ferns and hostas would be lovely.

  4. I see you are off and running with ideas for your garden. I've started cleaning up in mine and went to the garden center for some ideas about what I hope to plant. I love your pretty daffodils and moss. I love moss and bought some today. What a great idea for the water feature. I look forward to watching you progress on the project and the finished project. Beautiful header.

    The French Hutch

  5. The water feature is going to be beautiful get-a-away place in the garden. Enjoy the week:)

  6. Beautiful MOsaic!

    Have a great new week.


  7. This is going to be a gorgeous little retreat area Leslie!
    Ferns and hosta are perfect here ... it will be lovely : )

  8. No Spring so far in my world! I love your Spring elements ..what a great idea to force bulbs in empty cans!! I adore the sound of water trickling so you shall get many hours of pleasure once the water feature is completed! I see moss in a moss around the water feature for sure! smiles Anna

  9. Lovely mosaic and I'm sure your water feature is going to be beautiful. Have a great week.

  10. I see lots of potential in your water feature area and I am sure it will be lovely when you complete the planting. That will be a nice place to sit, relax and have some quiet time. I just found your blog and will return for updates on your project. Shannon