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My Gardener

Did you know that I have a live-in gardener? It's true. His name is Rob and he has done a wonderful job of transforming our yard into a beautiful place in the almost-five years we have lived here. He has planted flowers, dug beds, mulched, hauled rocks, and done a myriad of other garden-related tasks to improve the terrain. The following pictures will showcase some of his handywork.

Just outside the front door are some beautiful Irises.

Out by the mailbox are some very fragrant Dianthus.

In the flower box that Rob built are some pansies. Our pansies didn't do much this winter but have bloomed their little heads off this spring.

Around on the shady side of the house are some Lenten Roses. We have several kinds with different foliage and colors of flowers. This variety produced an abundance of blooms. They were new to our yard this year.

Around back on the side of our storage shed is Carolina Jasmine.

This rose bush was one grown from a start from a former neighbor's house.

Here are some Sugar Snap Pea blossoms.

This week I finished stitching up a little padded cover for the metal bench on our porch.

I had mentioned in a recent post that we have been working on getting our guest room [1] in shape for guests this spring. Megan and Drew visited recently (as you may recall 🙂 ) and this coming week we are receiving guests from Germany. We found this dresser at a consignment shop last weekend and have it in place in their room so they can stow a few of their things while they are here. We are hoping it will be a pleasant experience for all of us. I'll keep you posted!