By Katie - yes I do still exist. ;)
Jeff, Conor, and Ceara went shopping this weekend while I stayed home and did the housework. They came home with a lot of flowers, soil, mulch, and a work wagon.
We dug out the circle in the front for the strawberries. By "we" I mean mostly Jeff, although we all took a turn with the shovel - even though it only lasted a dig or two.
I took some closeups of the flowers before they were planted - I love the way they turned out.
These were all picked by Jeff, Conor, and Ceara and I think they did a wonderful job!
Conor especially likes the Violets - he saw them in the store and Jeff said he wanted them.
Ceara picked the Bleeding Hearts - I love them as well.
I hope they last a while and don't just bloom for a week or two!
It will look better once we have new mulch down, but it still looks pretty good.
The pictures below were all taken by Jeff on his Blackberry, and I would have incorporated them into my pictures at the appropriate place, but as I said before, Blogger isn't cooperating with me.
The Black Raspberry bush we planed on the side by itself - hopefully it will produce many berries, too!
Conor helped out with the mowing, so Jeff didn't have to do it all.
It helps to have a self propelled mower - so he doesn't have to push, just guide. The flower lineup before planting:
Conor picked this one out, I could go look up the name outside but... if I do, I might not finish the post!
Fuzzy pink flowers: