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19 April 2013



On Sunday we had a wonderful day! Being that it was 75 F. degrees out, Mr. Collier and I decided it was time to spruce up our back patio garden. For the last two years, we've attempted container gardening for food but as it turns out, our patio does not get the proper sun to sustain any sort of vegetation such as tomatoes (our main effort). This year, we took a different route and went for some flowers to bring color to the otherwise drab palate of the unstained wood of the fencing and raised beds of weeds. [I'm praying that the landscapers come out and take care of these but renters can only hope, right?] I also have been nurturing some herb seeds as well as lettuce since we have them laying around from last season.

We went to Home Depot and picked out some of the prettiest flowers that I have ever seen. I chose the big pom Marigolds as well as the little white and red flowers that reminded me of Minnie Mouse or at least some flowers that she would put in her house. The pom Marigolds reminded me so much of the flowers in Alice in Wonderland. 







Mr. Collier decided on the clearance Marigolds and insisted that his were "the best" and would win the "competition" that we were apparently having. Do you and your spouse ever have "competitions" over nothing? We also purchased a shop-vac that I've been swooning over for some time. We usually sustain our heat during the winters with our wood fireplace and the Dyson just isn't built for sucking up ash like a shop vac. And it was on sale for $60--you can't beat that! After assembly, it worked beautifully.




Back to the flowers. We planted our flowers and sat out in the sun to enjoy the remainder of the day. Flash forward to now. My beautiful pom Marigolds have been destroyed nay decapitated. Severed poms were found near the crime scene and all this left are green shoots in the purple planter. I think the squirrels must have fallen in love the Marigolds as much as I have. Jerks. I hope it was worth it to them. With great anticipation, I long for the poms to bloom back!! Fingers crossed!!! 

Do you have any plans for your patio or garden? 

11 comments:

  1. bummer about the marigolds! They were pretty while they lasted though. I just got some seedlings for my garden and am ready to plant this weekend. I've never had much luck with flowers. Maybe soomething with less appetizing petals?

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  2. Looks awesome!! Bummer about the Marigolds..can't win 'em all can we? So pretty!! =)

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    1. Thanks Miss Riss! I hope those hungry squirrels got their fill!

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  3. I seriously can't talk about flowers/gardening without singing that Alice song haha!!

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  4. I love gardening! But the only thing I can seem to grow are tomatoes. I kill everything else! I bet your garden will be beautiful!

    Patricia
    The DIY Frenchie

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    1. Patricia! That is so awsome that you can grow tomatoes! Quite the gift I'd say!

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  5. Love the pops of yellow! My front flower beds are a disaster, and currently hold mostly weeds. I'm pretending I don't have to deal with it, but I know I will. :)

    xoxo,
    Gayle | Grace for Gayle

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    1. Haha! Gayle, I've got a similar problem in the raised bed behind the flowers. They are quite embarrassing!

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  6. I just found your blog, and love this post! I cant wait until I can plant flowers at my house!!
    Cant wait to read more!

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