Planting Seeds… 

Gardening always feeds my spirit. There is something very healing about digging in the dirt, caring for plants and creating a nice environment using nature. 

This year I decided to go with purple, blue and white plants, the purple in honor of Prince. Here is what I did today:

Planted these beauties that remind me of fireworks. My pot still needs something surrounding it. I’ll add that to both pots soon.

With my dog Marley, my grass takes a beating. I put down lots of grass seed with hopes of having a nice, plush green lawn soon. 

On my porch, I planted some purple and white in my gray pots.

I picked up this pot on sale at Lowes during the winter. It goes perfectly with my purple theme for this season. 

Pardon the weeds. I will deal with those the next time I do yard work in the next two weeks. I was so excited to see my Hosta’s that I planted last year coming back! I have to have special gloves because some of the weeds have prickly leaves that pierce skin. 

I still have to pick up my hanging baskets for the porch. I also want to add a tree or two to my porch. I may also plant some more flowers in pots this year. It all depends on what I see when I go to my favorite plant nursery. 

I also updated my fireplace with cute summer pieces:

I still had Easter decorations in the fireplace. I may get one of my favorite pictures blown up to frame inside of the fireplace. I’m thinking a yellow frame would be perfect. 

I also picked up this cute “S” book from Michaels for my bookshelf. 

There is a possibility for rain 3 days this week, which would be great for my grass & new plants. 

I also had an amazing bath using my Lush Bath products. I’ll share more about that later! 

I truly enjoy planting seeds! If you’re celebrating Mother’s Day, I hope it’s been a relaxing and enjoyable day for you! 

Shady Plants…

Now that I’ve planted my tulips and hyacinths that one of my coworkers gave me:


I’m ready to start focusing on the walkway:


Last summer, the plants that I had were not shade resistant. I also waited until the Fall to do anything about the area. The two containers were a nice late summer touch. This year after doing a bit of research and talking to the experienced gardeners I know I’ve decided to go with the following plants which are shade resistant:


Hostas are lovely plants that come in a variety of green and green with light or white trim. I think I’m going to go with the bright green variety. They are also perennials so they will come back every year.


Purple palace is a great border plant. I think I will plant this up against the fence.



Right in front of the Hostas, I’m planning to plant some impatiens. Since these will last through summer & fall, I’d like to go with either orange, pink or purple.

I will keep you updated on my gardening & landscaping. Last summer I pretty much only planted in 2 containers on the front entryway. This summer I’m going to have a wider variety of plants both in the ground and in containers.