Saturday, July 12, 2008

Flower Power

So, for those of you that don't know, we moved a few weeks ago from Rochester to the West Side of Olympia. I felt it was about time to add some color to this was pretty drab in front...and I love flowers! So I took a trip to Home Depot this afternoon while my planting partner (Bree) rested up.

Here are a few BEFORE pics:

And my planting partner...wondering when I am going to stop taking pictures and start planting flowers!

I remembered after accomplishing ONE of these, how much work this was last year when I did this at our old house! Bree was pretty helpful, in her own little way...flinging the drenched moss out of the bucket everywhere, landing on me of course! Wanting to dump the dirt in the planter whenever I did, but never actually getting the dirt IN the planter. Wiping her eyes with her dirt-filled planting gloves on, then screaming that "dirt in my eyes!" I think she realized after getting dirt in her eyes, that she would go ahead and let me handle the rest of the project...I didn't obejct to that. It was 90 degrees out and I wanted to get it done. Plus, I have a cold (yes, crazy when the weather is 90 degrees out, huh?) and bending over for more than 30 seconds resulted in snot dripping out of my nose...gross...well, maybe that helps fertilize the flowers? ha! ha!

Anyway, here are some pictures of our finished project

I had exactly 3 matching plants left over, guess I over-estimated the length of the planters when I was at Home Depot! But it worked our perfect because I had 3 matching plant pots sitting empty on my kitchen window...

Hope you all are enjoying this awesome weather we are having in the great NorthWest!


Heidi said...

Good job ERin! I wondered where you were going to put those baskets, you found the perfect spot!

Jana, Jeff and Jaydin Gilchrist said...

Where was Brian during all the planting? :o)
I dont know my brothers number, because it is on my cell I never needed to memorize it, however, it got water on it yesterday at my Dept picnic, along with my entire body, so my 250.00 phone is drying out... but my mom has it.Her # is 360-754-0727 I am sure she would love to hear from him. ~

The Emery Family said...

lookin good erin! flowers always brighten up my day:)

Alicia said...

Looks like a cute house now with beautiful flowers! Miss ya

The Cole's said...

You're new house looks SO nice.. can't wait to see it! HINT HINT... Love flowers.. I'll have to copy you and take some pics of my pots and stuff I did the other weekend..