Saturday, July 20, 2013
Sunny Days Make Happy Pups and Pretty Flowers
Don’t they look cozy? I always thought Wally and LuLu looked nice with yellow. The flowers behind them are Million Bells, a new favorite. They bloom profusely and never need trimming or deadheading. I’ll be planting more next year.
I tried my best to get some good landscape shots of the garden, but for one reason or another they didn’t turn out well. I always love this view of the deck, though, where I’m surrounded by color and I can change it up every year depending upon what I plant in the pots. I plant more every year and spread them around the garden. We have quite a deer problem and I’ve grown weary of sacrificing herbaceous perennials to their appetites. At least the annuals grow right back, but it’s still aggravating when the deer stroll right up to the deck and nip the blooms off the geraniums (which they especially love).
Here you can see a little more of the new yellow on the house. Rich is on the home stretch this week. It doesn’t seem like it should take so long, but with two coats of primer and two coats of color it’s like painting the house four times. And all with a brush and roller. We can’t use a sprayer here because of the wind. Honestly, if Rich doesn’t do another single chore this summer I’ll be okay with that.
Have yourself a beautiful day! We’ll visit again soon, I hope.