The patio makeover is in progress, despite some very rainy days, I have been able to get a few little things crossed off of my to do list. First things first, the area needed to be cleared away to create a blank slate. I am almost there. However, I got sidetracked because it is finally warm enough here to plant annuals!
In the above little video you will see what I have planted so far in my containers. Jasmine, honeysuckle, petunias, alysum, and some cute little yellow flowers I can never remember the name of. And truly, this honeysuckle is the prettiest I have ever seen, it has pink and yellow flowers that are just gorgeous!
And of course, jasmine is my favorite smell ever, and even though it is only an annual in our zone, I have to plant it every year because I love it that much.
On the left you see an inspiration image of succulents on chairs and purses. On the right, my small bistro set, which to me, looks like the same chairs used in the inspiration image. And of course, seeing that inspiration image got me super excited because I knew I had these chairs at home!
I’m going to try to recreate the image on the left with both chairs, and even the table. Wish me luck!
GAF, North America’s largest roofing manufacturer wants to know what you treasure, and they are offering the chance at some great prizes for those who share! All you have to do is “Share What You Treasure” under your roof. Each week participants can enter to win $100 gift cards to the Home Depot, and yes, you can enter each week simply by adding to your collection.
And if you have a GAF roof your house, you have a chance at a truly amazing experience; your unique story could be captured by James Minchin III. Minchin has worked with stars like Adam Levine, Mumford and Sons, Jakob Dylan, and Miley Cyrus.
Here’s how to enter the GAF “Share What You Treasure” campaign:
Sign into www.sharewhatyoutreasure.com app in Facebook, start uploading photos and videos, and tell us what you treasure most about your home and family (your pets, your kids, your vintage car collection, etc.).
Each user will have a personal page where other users can view their “Fan Collections.”
Weekly winners of a $100 Home Depot gift card
Grand prize winner to win a $2,500.00 Home Depot shopping spree
One more GAF roof owner will be selected to be featured in a GAF webisode created by celebrity filmmaker James Minchin III
The campaign kicked off with this short video of what J.D. treasures under his roof. It’s a sweet story, a true American dream really.
I’m off to enter and show what I treasure, how about you?
Lilacs are one of my favorite things about spring. They smell so yummy, and they look so cute. We have two lilac bushes, one of which was here when we bought our home, the other we planted. Both have very different styles of flowers. Sadly, the bush that was here when we moved in has steadily produced less and less blooms.
Lilacs need plenty of sunlight, a full 5 or more hours a day. They also need room to root. Our bush has all of that, so I suspect our problem is that it is an old bush. Yes friends, just like we humans, lilacs slow down when they get older too! I will likely need to do some pruning to get some fresh growth and blooms again.
Still, I did get one lovely little bloom from it this year (seen in the photo). Do you grow lilacs?
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