Tuesday, May 15, 2012

I've been playin in the dirt!!

This is the front of my house. I am trying to grow flowers that come up on their own every year.

I am so excited I finally have blooms on my clematis vine. It's alot smaller this year with this crazy weather! I have it growing up a piece of rolled up rusty fencing I found in the trash!! This is my biggest area of rustic items and I love them all!! LOL I plant in found or thrifted containers with flowers to bring in some more colors. And my Lily of the Valley is in bloom too. This originally came from my Grandmas through my Aunts garden. Hers was over grown and she was getting rid of it!! Score for me!! I have alot of mums the kids have gotten me. They bloom more towards Fall. That's why I like taking pics now and then later on to see how much everything has grown.

This corner garden is where my marigolds and lillies are. I feed the birds here too as I can see them from my bedroom window when I am drinking my morning coffee! This garden also has my chicken n hens in it. And I upcycled two of my bowling balls in this year as the colors match some gifts I received. This garden always fills in so much more towards Fall. In the background are our cars!! LOL The orange one is mine of course!!! Today at work someone stole Sims license plate! It makes me feel sad to think people do that. And it's also kinda scary!!!

This is one of my old gray granite coffee pot I planted in and added a flag. I love putting flags in to my containers!! I planted red geranium and pansies in this one.

And these are my favorite containers to plant in!! When my lab Cocoa was alive she would sneak out at night and get into my neighbors garbage. In the Spring I would find these rusty soup cans!! I kept them and plant in them every year!! As you can see I added more flags and red geraniums!!

And I thought I'd show you my Chicken Tortilla Soup I made for us for Mothers Day. It turned out so good and we love it here. Now with the new diet I am on I have a good reason to make it! I am trying so hard to adjust. I am a hamburg and french fry girl. I am finding myself eating alot of carbs right now and it's driving me crazy!  I am going to be planting a vegetable garden on Memorial weekend and I can't wait. Sim made me the cutest raised garden bed and I will show you after I get it planted! It is decorated so cute!! What have you guys been up to? I love seeing what everyone is doing!!
XOXO Love ya's, Frannie


Primitive Stars said...

Hello Frannie, love the pictures of your gardens, so enjoyable. Like how you use all the old goodies to plant in, looks so prim, adding the flags are so great. Blessings Francine.

Carmen and the Primcats said...

Your Gardens look Great!

Carmen and the Primcats

BucksCountyFolkArt said...

Hey Aunt Frannie,

I hear ya on the carb thing. I don't know what my problem is, but it's all I crave!

Your house and garden are looking scrumptious and I can only imagine all the goodies you'll plant and harvest. : )

Your Niece,

amy @ Life in Pink Hi-Tops said...

Your garden is really coming along! I seriously need one.....
The soup looks yummy. I eat soup for lunch almost everyday myself. But what I really want is a bag of CHOCOLATE! And a nap.

My Primitive Creations by Tonya said...

Wow Frannie you have been a busy lady...the Flower beds look awesome with all your treasuers in them... I love the Rusty can story..what a great way to remember your old friend every spring and all summer long as your can plants grow..
Those bowling balls are to cute..what a gret idea!
It will be fun to see your Fall pictures with everything all filled in...

Have a great week!


khess136 said...

I love, love, love your garden, Fran! I"m so jealous 'cause it's already in the 100's+ here in Tucson! Your soup looks yummy and you're inspiring me to make some!! Have a beautiful weekend, sweet friend!

Lea said...

Frannie, I SO ENJOYED visiting your gardens this morning. Love love loved my visit!!! I'm smiling at your old rusty sewin machines and your bowling balls and the gnomes made me smile and .... guess what? WE HAVE THE SAME BIG BUNNY RABBIT! Yes way Jose. It was my Mommas!I'll show a picture of mine soon so you can see yours has a twin in Arkansas!
Love that you plant in rusted soup cans... and you've inspired me to get some flags out.
The soup looks soooooooooo good. I'd love your recipe!
Okay I'm off to your etsy....
Much love from Arkie today.
Can't wait to see your Mums in Fall!!