Friday, April 16, 2010

Small Garden Patch

Last year I planted Gerber Daisies in the little piece of flower bed we have out front.  For some reason after the first blooms were dying and then pinched off they never bloomed again.  Kerry planted a very small rose bush that only had to stems and it did fine.

So, Kerry decided to try his hand at it again this year.  We bought a tray of Portulaca today to plant out front.  Kerry already has them in the ground.  This year he put newspaper down and then mulch over it.  He really needs more mulch based on what I learned at the Garden Show this year, but we can always add more.

This is the full space he had to plant in.  It is right in front of our porch.  We brought the St. Francis statue from Mississippi and we have had that little tiny bird bath since we lived in Euless, TX.

This is the Portulaca.  They like to spread out.  They are one of my favorite flowers for a flower bed.

I picked up this dragonfly garden decoration at Hobby Lobby about a month ago.  It was only 3.00 that day.


  1. Those are great pictures... I will get pictures of the new couch up soon I promise...

  2. cute! I love the little dragon fly fella.
    Newspaper, eh... Hmmmmm.....

  3. Looks great! I love portulacas, and dragonflies. Simple and beautiful.

  4. What is your email so I can send you the link to my Celtic Spirit Blog which will now be private. I'll explain later why I have to do it. You can email me at