Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Spring Forward

As I previously mentioned JJ and I have been slaves to yardwork the past few weekends. We are getting closer everyday. Luckily the weather is cooperating and Houston is hanging in the upper 60's and low 70's, which is a nice change from the weekend where the highs were in the low 50's with wind gusts of up to 30mph..yes you read that right...30 mph! So bad that on Sunday a gust moved me and the heavily loaded cart in the Garden Center at Home Depot...

So here are some pictures of our progress we have made:

a new hanging basket that I can see from the window above our kitchen sink.

we added geraniums and marigolds to pots around our patio.

we planted 4 knock-out roses under our bedroom window as well as some more marigolds. There are already some blooms that are about to open! I'm excited.

JJ picked these out all on his own. I turned my back for one second and the cart was loaded up at Houston Garden Center....

and this was a last minute addition to the cart two weekends ago...we shall see.

AND this one is just for grins...we have 10 stems of asparagus growing under our kitchen window. The previous owners loved to cook, so we are assuming they planted the seeds...

they are kind of hard to see, but they are there...not sure about cooking them and eating them just yet.

tomorrow I will post an project that had planned on doing tonight, but I ran out of soil, so I need JJ to stop and get a couple more bags.

also stayed tuned for a spring giveaway later this week.


  1. CUTE backyard - looks perfect for entertaining!

  2. Nice progress! My little gardener...
    Yall have been working so hard and it looks great!!!
    And yes Lindsey it is great for entertaining!!!! We love it!!

  3. Looking good, looking good!! Did you guys paint yalls fence? Looks adorable - I would like to see more!

  4. I can't wait to enjoy the crawfish boil in that gorgeous backyard of yalls! xoxo

  5. Your backyard looks great! I love gardening! Here in Canada we still have a couple of more months at the very least to wait, so I'm envious of all your plantings!
    Also I love the asparagus! So cute!