I mentioned in the last post undertaking “small Saturday projects” and this weekend was no different. Except the small part. I definitely kicked off a half dozen new projects. Some small, some not so much.
- spray painting ugly stuff
- revamping my china cabinet
- hanging new curtain rods in the closet
- lamp project
- new picture project in the guest room
- planting green stuff
Let’s start with the last one since it’s the most complete of all the projects. I got back this week from a trip to the East Coast where it is COLD. Snow on the ground, freezing stuff, wearing a jacket and scarf and still cold cold.
I am a wimp when it comes to winter outside of California. This is what February looks like in California:
So when I got back and saw that our ground was thawed, un-snowed-upon and ready for spring, off I went to pick up plants. Let me be clear, I don’t do seeds. I mean, I plant them but then I completely forget they exist buried under the soil, never water em and then get surprised when nothing grows.
Master gardener I am not.
Here’s what my planter box in the front yard normally looks like:
Classy, right? I filled in some dirt when I had sod put in my backyard in 2009 and then it was a nice dirt rectangle. Lovely.
The planter around the tree got the most attention with tulips, daffodils, pansies, lavender, mint, lovely! Here’s the post flower infusion:
It was raining a bit so I didn’t get many detailed pics but I’ll be sure to post more before I kill everything in this box. Because that’s what I do. I’m a plant killer.
Inside I had a few plants in the kitchen window, but they were looking a little pathetic:
So I replaced some of the green stuff and added a few more plant holders (my mini bicycle collection):
Lots cleaner. Next up, spray painting a whole bunch of random stuff in the garage!