Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Pots and Plants

I see I haven't been posting for a bad :P I don't know what's with me these days but I seem to be a bit withdrawn. I've talked to a few gals just in the past couple of days who have mentioned they've missed seeing me. I don't have a good answer for that. And I suppose I don't really need to. I just feel a bit guilty to be hiding out.
Sooooo....I've spent some time outdoors the past few days. I haven't planted many flowers, but I've been looking into different ideas for projects we want to do. Darn it, if the flowers aren't so pricey, I may have a yard full of them, but it adds up quickly. I have two very large ceramic planters and have decided that it would be wise to plant shrubs, so I'm not putting out money each spring, but can buy flowers just to add color. I've been researching what shrubs would be the most suitable for containers. Hydrangeas and roses are the most popular and there are some pretty flowering shrubs suitable for this climate as well.
The other idea we've had is to lay a brick patio. It's far cheaper than building a big deck and will look pretty with potted shrubs and a couple privacy fence sections, which will also double as a wind break, since we have a lot of that around here.
I'm thinking this will keep us busy enough over the summer. And will inspire us to invite family and friends over more I have that to look forward to.