Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Flower Power

My front flower beds have been somewhat problematic for me. When we had our house built four years ago, we thought the landscaping looked fine enough. But when we went to dig in and plant a few extra perennials, we discovered that there was no top soil! Just the hard, red, Oklahoma clay with a little mulch scattered on top of it to make it look nice. Ugh! So over the last few years, we have been slowly adding good, dark, rich soil in layers to hopefully encourage better growth in our plants. It has been slow progress, but finally we are seeing some results. I love walking out my front door to see so many colorful things growing!

Front flowerbed
Hello, Daisies
And how do you do, Miss Marigold?
My regal red Princess Lily
But my favorite flower of the day, by far, is this bright, yellow one picked out of a weedy field especially for me by a special six year old girl I know. She thought it would brighten my day. Yep, this one is definitely my favorite. :)


affectioknit said...

Lovely flowers...especially the handpicked one...

Maria Rose said...

Well it sure looks like you have made a lot of progress on the yard.

How sweet is that happy little flower?!

Heather said...

So pretty...and inspiring! I remember thinking dandelions were so beautiful.