“Some old-fashioned things like fresh air and sunshine are hard to beat. In our mad rush for progress and modern improvements let's be sure we take along with us all the old-fashioned things worth while.” Laura Ingalls Wilder

Sunday, March 31, 2013

Easter & The Garden

We had a wonderful Easter with the entire family attending church .. and lunch afterward.  The Mr. had to scoot off to work .. this should be his last Easter to miss out as he's retiring at the end of the year.  The sky was cloudless and our temp was about 68F. 
Easter Greetings from the Mac Family
I was able to get out and work in the yard and gardens for a few hours this afternoon .. Day 7

spring growth is just below the surface

It will take several days to get the perennial beds cleaned up, debris blown and shrubs trimmed.

Soon greenery and flowers will fill this bed

The whiskey and wine barrels have been moved to their permanent locations and filled with potting soil.

I've got bulbs to plant
... and to freshen up the front porch, we have new rocking chair pads to make our afternoon rest periods more comfy to take in the views.

Outdoor furniture is making an appearance!  Can't wait to rock that new grandson!
What's up in your garden?


Tanya Murray said...

Happy Easter Mrs Mac and family. I have been noticing that your photos have been taking on a very swish look and the collage of your new Grandson just divine. What photo editor do you use?

FlowerLady Lorraine said...

Glad you had a lovely Easter with your family. Everything is looking ready for springs growth and bursts of color.


Love and hugs ~ FlowerLady

Mrs. Mac said...

Another sunny day ... the sun just rose.

Tanya ~ I'm just using 'paint' editor for the photos .. and the 'frames' are set with bloggers template settings with text. The one with the new grandson in the collage is from a photographer friend that I cropped to remove personal information.

FlowerLady .. thanks for stopping by

Sandy said...

Mrs. Mac,

I'm happy to hear you had a great family get together for Easter.

We went back to Texas over the weekend to trim tree's and clean up my parents yard for them.

My garden is going no where right now, were supposed to have another hard freeze tonight and tomorrow night.

Adam said...

What plant are you planning to plant to the whisky barrel?

Mrs. Mac said...

Adam .. thanks for stopping by .. I see you have a great floral blog. The barrel cut lengthwise is in an area that deer will visit so I'm limited: It will have plants such as delphinium, fox glove, cone flower .. and some short vines in the front .. I have a nursery nearby that is of great help when deciding on what to plant to deter the deer.

The half barrel is in my fenced garden. I've got bulbs/tubers to plant .. freesia comes to mind .. nasturtium (from seed) and maybe a few kitchen herbs. Most of my bulbs have to get planted in our protected area (fence) .. and in raised beds to keep the voles from eating the bulbs from underneath (gladiolas).