Monday, April 9, 2012

Back Yard Gardening !

This past Saturday, we decided to get our back yard area ready for spring. Jeff cleaned out the tub below our granite water feature, and then turned it on so we could have nice calming water sounds as we worked out back.

I planted the 3 pots we have out back with pansies. The nursery lady told me they have anti-freeze flowing thru their steams and leaves, so as long as I keep them watered, they should be fine even tho we may have a few nights left that will reach freezing. The little Popsicle sticks mark where I planted some gladiola bulbs - got the idea to mix bulbs and annuals from a friend (thanks, Karen!). I didn't plan this nearly as well as she did, so hers will probably look better, but I thought, what the heck!

A couple of little neighbors, the Geckos, were also out sunning themselves by the sitting rocks at our fire pit and didn't seem to mind my presence. We do like having them for neighbors, since they are known for keeping other bugs to a minimum. I think the one on the top of the photo looks like she might be pregnant, but I have to admit, I know nothing about how geckos reproduce! Could there be baby geckos in our future??

And, finally, our next door neighbor, Jazz, kept peeking around to check out what we were doing! Her buddy, Patches, was also there, but he kept hiding behind her - silly boy! Do you see the mourning dove sitting on the fence? I guess spring gardening is really quite the excitement for the neighborhood!!


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