It's kind of been a tradition of sorts
from the beginning that for Mother's Day
I get flowers. I am happy with that and look forward
to getting them. Not a bouquet of flowers,
but flowers to plant in and around our yard.
So last Saturday we went out and I got
flowers to start planting in my planters and such.
Here are a few!
This year I chose a sweet potato vine
and 2 pink geraniums, I thought they would
look good with the deep purple of the vine
in my old bucket.
The English Daisy is once again getting moved
from my pot on the table on our porch.
I haven't quite decided where to put it yet.
The other flowers will go in a planter by
our back door, where most everyone enters
when they arrive Home for the day or come to visit.
Back Door Guests are Best!
Quite a few years go I bought this bird bath.
The base at one time had a top that matched.
I loved it because it has birds on it.
but, at some point the top got broken
and so to come up with a "quick fix"
I bought a terra cotta saucer and used that.
It did the job, but it just didn't look good to me.
So my lucky day came last Friday while I was
at a local garden center. They happened to have
the exact match topper for my bird bath!
So I bought it and called my husband
and told him that I just bought my
Mother's Day gift and for him not to stress
over trying to find something for me.
Do you ever do that?
I am seeing in fashion the trend this year is
putting different colors together.
Like a Pink top with Red pants....
So I am trying it with this planter....
Pink petunia's with my Red planter.
I hope it works!
Once again, I changed up the flower in this planter.
Now a bright Red/Orange
On Mother's Day
My husband did all of the cooking and cleaning of the kitchen.
He quite often does the cooking, but when it is a special occasion
he steps it up a notch.
Scallops, with White fish over smashed potatoes
with fresh Asparagus and Olives
along with a Caesar Salad
and Strawberry Shortcake.
Needless to say
everyone cleaned their plates!
My Hillary recently got a promotion at work
and so she couldn't come Home,
but she did send me a
Happy Mother's Day text
while on one of her breaks at work.
Mallory cut the lawn for me,
as of late that is something I have been doing.
So to have her do it was nice for me!
Amanda generally has Sunday's off so she was able to be here
as well. She surprised me with a present that goes
perfectly in my desk area....
I have admired this birdcage note holder for awhile now....
she remembered obviously and got it for me.
So I quickly removed the picture I had hanging there
and put this up on the nail that was there. It goes with my
theme, birds, bird on my laptop, bird nest lamp
and I have an oval mirror hanging next to it
that has a bird perched on the top.
I clipped her card and a picture of the two of us on it.
Thank you Amanda, I Love it!
Today I will be out there planting my flowers.
I have 5 of these planters to do and
several other random ones around our
back yard. I need to move with the sun
and get this all done. Tonight they are calling for rain,
so the sooner I get these in the better.
What are you up to today?