Saturday, April 16, 2011


Everything is greening up, flowers are sprouting, and it's so great to see color again lately.

Every year our small town bank runs a big sale at the local nursery with a discount off plants. And the bank employees work the sale.
You see local teachers, preachers, school board members, fellow church members, city council, PTA moms, and people you haven't seen since the last sale.
It's a fun way to see lots of people you know and becomes an event all in itself.

The other day was the day, so we headed to the garden center.

Our yard has lots of huge shade trees, so we have to pick flowers and plants that will grow with little sun.

We do, however, have a big nice garden area.
Can't wait to get my hands on big juicy maters!

So.... this is how we're spending our weekend. In the dirt.
Planting. Hopefully avoiding any snakes.
And crossing our fingers that there will be no more frost or high winds.

What are you doing this weekend?


Leah Spring said...

Pretending that it's NOT snowing outside and dreaming of beautiful colors out there instead. Watching my procrastinating husband frantically get his taxes done. (we file separately and mine were done the end of Feb. LOL) Planning itineraries for two different trips simultaneously. Serbia the first week of may (SO exciting) Then home for 4 days then fly to Philidelphia for my son's spinal surgery. We'll be there the rest of the month so the other part of my weekend is spent kind of dreading this, since it's REAL now.

Sarah-Anne said...

oh, i love all the COLOR!

Amy said...

I love that time of year with all the new flowers! We are stuck inside, it's rainy and in the 40's here!!!

Steph said...

It's in the 30's and snowing in Wisconsin:( I can't wait to buy flowers!

Elizabeth @ My Life, Such as it is... said...

We planted oleanders in the front bed last weekend and even mulched! Still more to do but it will have to wait until next weekend.

I am jealous of the pretty colors of the tomato cages! I have never seen any like that down here. I want one for my cucumbers!

Sarah said...

Beautiful pix Beki!

Alicia@ eco friendly homemaking said...

Oh these plants are all so beautiful. We were going to be planting this weekend also until it turned cold again! Raining and in the 50's after just a few days ago being 90.Really like your blog. Glad I found it!

~Pam~ said...

Great pics! Love all the color! We are finally getting into some spring weather here in Michigan.
Got my necklace last week, I love it!
Take care, have a great weekend!

jonahbonah said...

We went and had dinner at a new friends house and totally enjoyed the company!
Today I cleaned and cleaned some more.
Tomorrow is church!

Bethe77 said...

Beki I love your blog adn I want to award you with the Versatile award. you may come pick it up at my site. Love the colors of spring and the flowers.

jacjewelry said...

Love all the colorful blooms! They will make a lovely garden.

Non-Stop Mom said...

Love love love the tomato cages! I wish I had known about the sale, but that's what I get for not paying attention. I need to head down the road today to work on my friends' garden - I just haven't gotten the initiative going yet. *sigh* Maybe I'll do it tomorrow....

Mindy Harris said...

love all the colors.
we went on a triple date for shawn's bday. lounged around and grocery shopped sat. church, park, and dinner with inlaws today.
a perfect wknd.
would be even perfect if i won one of your necklaces one of these giveaways! *wink*

CocoJ126 said...

After I saw this I noticed next door my neighbor has bright green tomato cages! They are cute too. Excuse me dear, I have got to go get out my spray paint!