Monday, June 10, 2013

In Full Bloom

Hanging Plants Windows
Shabby Rose
Sleepy Cat
Cottage Windows
New Window Boxes
Sweet William
Rose Ruffles
Onyx Portrait
Grass Negative Space
Cottage Flower
Window Plants
Patchwork Quilt
In Bloom
Odyn Portrait
Ombre Rose
White space
The rose garden at the park is in full bloom. A sweet smell of roses is drafting down the road, especially with all the rain we have been getting. This weekend dear hubby and I made window boxes for the house. We filled them to the brim with hanging petunias in purple and white, and also some hanging vines. Hubby got a rickety ladder out of the basement and carefully, while I pleaded for him to not get hurt, put the window boxes on the thick stone ledges. Today we noticed bees and a hummingbird visiting the new flowers.                      
We also planted some more herbs and a white peony bush that I can't wait to bloom big frothy ruffled flowers. Onyx the cat is loving the catnip plant, maybe just a little too much - he's currently sleeping it off on the couch. 
There was also some more wallpaper stripping - Ugh it's one project that I wouldn't mind ending. We only have the downstairs hallway and our room left. It's the hardest paper of all. Thick, shiny, and doesn't like to peel off easily even with water/fabric softener mixture. Paint swatches have been hung up just in anticipation. A deep dark navy blue for just one wall of our bedroom - called Midnight. Tuxedo Tie, Lunar Eclipse, Belle Grove White, and Snowday are just a couple other colors we like for other rooms. 
My back is starting to feel better, and I am really grateful. I've always known that I like to keep busy, but I never realized how much until I was stuck to the couch for a couple days. Honestly I can say I am not a television person. But with all that thinking time, there was a lot of planning. Crafty things that I just can't wait to start. 


greenrabbitdesigns said...

Love your photos, beautiful roses and such a cute kitty! :)
Glad your back is much better!
V x

September Violets said...

Stunning roses! I have planted two rose bushes last year and look forward to their blooms soon. I love the purple & white petunias against the stone walls. The boxes are going to look great when they all fill in. Happy Wednesday to you! Wendy :)

Jenniffer said...

Glad your back is better- I know what you mean by time to sit and dream. All the more fun when we can get back at it.

I LOVE your window boxes. They are fantastic. They look perfect against the old stone.

elephantinthestudy said...

Gorgeous photos here! I really like your style.