Tuesday, May 22, 2012

I am a WINNER!!!

I NEVER win.  I won though!  WON I tell you.  Mother's Day I went to my new favorite nursery, Bonnie's Nursery in Springfield Ohio. 

First of all, they are just so stinking nice there.  I mean it.  Friendly.  Helpful.  Kind.  Resourceful.  And down right nice!!!

Secondly, they have a great selection of flowers, shrubs, sun and shade loving, just a great selection of plants.  And you know as a gardener, a good selection is important. 

So anyway, Mother's Day weekend I went in and got my planter flowers and the walkway flowers and for every 50 bucks you spend you got to enter into a $150 drawing!  So I entered.  And a week later I got this most amazing phone call saying MY name was drawn.  I am the WINNER!  I WON!!!  I almost tinkled in my panties with shock and excitement!!! 

Me and our new tree!!

I went this weekend with Vandy to pick out the beautiful whatever I want for 150 bucks and came home with a TREE!  And a couple plants, but the tree is so exciting for us because we have two soft maples that have seen their better days and are coming down this summer.  And it is one of those hard maples that is green in the summer and change to the most amazing shades of red.  The word "sunset" is in its name, so you know it won both our hearts.
My seed geraniums and dusty miller for the front walkway.

I am just so happy with my plants this year and of course our new tree.  And I want to do a big shout out to Bonnie's Nursery for picking me as their Mother's Day winner and having such a great nursery!!!

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Antibes Green!!!

Better late than not at all!  I finally have the front of the house just about the way I want it.  I do love it!  I just need the perfect chairs now!! 

I can't say enough how much I enjoyed the outcome of my front door.  Patty and Karen at http://shop.bestfurniturepaint.com/Annie-Sloan-Chalk-Paint-Quarts_c2.htm are just wonderful and assured me to just DIVE in, all will be great!  And they were so right, even though it took me six months or so to be brave enough to do it.  I so wanted to hook up with them (Karen and Patty) at the extravaganza in Springfield Ohio this weekend, but tummy bug won out.  Next year for sure!!!  Anyway, everyone just loves the impact of the door!  So what do you think??

The house before the maple died out 1995.

Antibes Green door with the new house numbers and porch lights!

139 Cimmaron, 2012!

I love the new look.  The front panels under the windows and around the door is a very pale gray also.  I just could not be happier with the outcome!!!