Monday, April 27, 2009

How much is that Doggie in the window?

On Saturday, I pulled all the pansies out of the front. While taking pictures of the beds without flowers, I looked up to notice a crazy man looking out the window at me! Can you see him? Doug opened the windows in my office so the dogs could enjoy the fresh air and see what I was doing out front. I think I see Phoebe peering over the windowsill but Teddy is front and center. I wonder where the other two dogs are? The beds look sad without the pretty pansies.
I've only planted a few perennials so far including Black Eyed Susans and Lavendar.
I've left plenty of room to add more flowers and more color as I go along. Usually, I plant geraniums (usually pink) or begonia just like everybody else. This year I want to be different and mix things up. Plus, it is so exciting when things bloom from year to year and you can watch the plants get bigger and prettier. I've also thrown in a few verbena to attract the hummingbirds and butterflies. Of course, I forgot to take my after pictures so I'll have to do that another day.

Speaking of hummingbirds, I saw one just the other day. He flew up to one of the birdfeeders in the back looking for some nectar. I immediately came in and filled up my hummingbird feeder and put it in the backyard. I hope I'm not too late. All I need to do now is to plant some hummingbird and butterfly friendly flowers in the backyard too.

Lots going on at work. Getting ready for a few conventions coming up. Plus, we are starting an Osteoporosis Support Group at the end of May. Busy, busy, busy!


  1. What a beautiful yard, and such a cute dog!

  2. Your dog reminds me of my sisters dogs! How darling! Your yard looks awesome!