Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Gardening=therapy for the soul

I had a craptacular day yesterday everything that could go wrong did and everyone that could say something to make me feel stupid said it. Just a horrible no good very bad day. But then something amazing happened I went home into old clothes and got to work in my garden finished planting the beautiful gerbera daisies around our mailbox, and finished putting the mulch down in the front flower beds. By the time I finished and came in for the evening my heart was happy and my mind quiet. Sometimes some good ole manual labor like gardening or cleaning can do wonders for a troubled spirit.

Anyway here are some pics of our hardwork.

the flower bed in front of our house with celosia, and moss roses.
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flower bed around our bradford pear tree with begonias.
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gerbera daises around our mailbox post. This was our first home improvement project the post used to be ugly unfinished wood and it held a plastic beat up old mailbox so we painted the post white, and added a new metal box it makes such a difference in curb appeal :)
flowers 5

close up of my gerbera daisies they are my all time favorite flower.
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this cheery geranium sits on our front porch.
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and this little guy greets guests right by our door he's housing blue eyed grass.
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and just for cuteness purposes here's Missy in her new doggie house I think she liked it after we finally got her to go inside.
Missy Dog house

and here's us in our backyard ignore the paleness we are both sporting :)us in backyard

Mr. A and I've found we really enjoy working in the yard. Now ask us again in 6 months or so and you might get a different answer.

Oh and as for the clog in our shower it's gone and we did it ourselves with a coat hanger and a plunger :)

Later Alligators....

Mrs. A


Anonymous said...

Love the pictures! It's so true: gardening does wonders for a troubled spirit! I hope you have a Blessed Day!

Alissa said...

Beautiful! I'm glad your day turned around and you got some beautiful flowers blooming.

Tori said...

What gorgeous flowers! I hear you--sometimes something simple like cleaning, gardening, even exercising, can help clear the mind.

Have a great day! <3

Jocelyn said...

Planting flowers makes me happy too! And gerbera daisies are my all time fav too:-)

Lauren said...

Love those pictures! Everything looks great! And how in the world did you convince your pup to go in the doghouse??? Bogey is 2 & ever since we got rid of his kennel (since he broke out of it) and moved his house to the patio he WILL NOT use it--even in below freezing temps! Crazy dog!

A Nerd and A Free Spirit said...

Okay wow I am behind on your blog. First of all, those cakes are FABULOUS. Where did you take your class through? was it hard? Because it looks like you've been doing that for a really long time. Secondly, Gerbera daisies are my favorite and your flowers look awesome. And finally, we have been having a reoccuring problem with our shower and it is SOOOO frustrating. grrr...


Brittney Galloway said...

I love gardening too! It makes me feel so peaceful!

Pocketfull of Pink @ 5th Belle Ave said...

Oh how fun!! The flowers are beautiful! Great job!!

Lindsey said...

You did such a good job!!

Anne said...

I love, love, love gerbera daisies!!! Totally one of my favorites!

You know why I think you felt better after gardening? Because life began in a garden... human's relationship with God began in a garden.

Just a thought. :)