Thursday, May 27, 2010


Join Tootsie at TOOTSIE TIME and Fertilizer Friday.. Tootsie has redone her front yard and it is adorable. You must go see.

I have meant to do this for a long time. What I originally wanted was those flower baskets that attach to the railing...but my flowers grow so tall the would probably overpower them.. I opted for these from Lowe's. They were nearly out of them and I don't have the patience to these were my choices.
I bought two for the back patio also..

...I think the little curly Q's on the fence would hinder the other kind anyway.. :)
As you see, it doesn't look so good. I cut all the flowers back because they were getting leggy and beginning to fade...but...

/ you see those tiny sprigs already beginning to come back...soon they will be tall and lovely again! (I hope!)

...and this is my HEART of Ivy that my dear daughter gave me from her yard. You could see the wire when I got it...and now just look at it... it needed a bit of a haircut to show it's HEART shape...and of course now you can see the little bunny there nestling in the leaves...don'cha love it? I do!

Love and hugs and thanks to TOOTSIE at Fertilizer Friday's Flaunt Your Flowers!



  1. Wow! Everything looks so gorgeous and lush! I am loving the orange;)!



  2. Hi Mona! Oh, your plants all look wonderful! You've a green thumb I do believe! Oh, you're sweet! Maybe one day I'll post me playing my piano anyway! Thanks for asking!
    Be a sweetie. Oh, I do read all of my comments and don't tell anyone - I agree with you - I like my Roosters best in my tiny little china cabinet too. I just needed a change! :)
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  3. Nice looking baskets! Larry

  4. I love that heart shaped ivy. It's beautiful. I just read about your lockout. You poor dear. At least your plants got deadheaded. And now you have some new friend.

  5. Mona...I laughed till my side hurt about your last post .
    I have done the same thing!!!
    only a week into our new house .
    It is a very odd way to meet your neighbors for the first time!!!!
    Still so thankful I had put a robe on before I locked myself out!
    Well...your dead heading was done for a while!!!!!
    I answered your jewelry question back on my the comments section.
    Hope you stop back...
    Have a wonderful weekend girl...and Oh!
    That son of yours is VERY Handsome!
    xoxo~Kathy @
    Sweet Up-North Mornings...

  6. Hi Mona,
    What beautiful plants and your yard looks quite lovely!!! I love your zest for living, it's quite catching! And my Mom, she is doing quite fine! Your a sweetie!
    Hugs, Cindy

  7. Your hanging containers are so pretty. I too have Ivy on a wire in a container, and boy does mine need a trim. Love the heart shape, may have to borrow this idea.

  8. hi mona! i will be working on some baskets this weekend! it has been so darn hot i haven't been outside much. teddy and i hang out in the A/C in the afternoon. i am on fall countdown! i have 3 glass pumpkins out in my kitchen already. have a great memorial day! joyce

  9. Oh Mona, I love all the wonderful plants you are able to grow there. The desert is a whole nother story. lol Yours look just gorgeous. You asked about the red brick fabric with the bees. I know exactly the one you are talking about and I think it is a classic and by all means I would use it. Not outdated at all. What are you going to do with it? I can't wait to see. Wow, with a bolt I could dream up all kinds of things. Let's see, drapes, a nice bedskirt, chair cushions and on and on. I just plain love fabric. Hope you have a super weekend. Hugs, Marty

  10. Mona...everything looks so pretty. I really love your heart ivy. I don't have a green thumb for keeping ivy alive. It makes me a little sad because I really do love ivy.

  11. Beautiful baskets and I love that Heart Ivy! Lookin' Good!

  12. Happy Memorial Weekend my friend…Hugs and Smiles Gl♥ria

  13. Beautiful, Mona, with your special touch and eye, and such lovely parts of your garden.

    Happy Holiday Weekend to you!! We're taking advantage of all the folks being at the track or home watching the race, and are going to all our favorite bookstores, as well as picking out new kitchen cabinets!!

  14. It´s so nice to see that there´s summer some where on this world :-) We still have it rather cold here and nothing really wants to start of the summer flowers. But I can´t remember a spring ever continuing so long as it has here this year :-)

    I really like Your hanging baskets! Especially the yeloowish one!
    Have a great day now!

  15. hi mona..i get such a kick out of the fact that christer will be making my banana pudding with the ingredients i sent him for his neighbors this summer. who would think my banana pudding would end up in sweden!

  16. What a pretty topiary. I like those yellow petunias. What is that in your bed with the green arms or limbs. It is very interesting.

  17. Beautiful! I WISH I could get hanging baskets, but it is so windy here, that whenever I have bought them they are dead within a few days.

  18. The hanging baskets are gorgeous. And the ivy heart is so cute. The little bunny is adorable.
    Have a great Memorial Day!

  19. Your hanging baskets ae lively - the colors are wonderful. I love the heart plant too.
    I also read your post about being locked out and Ilaughed out loud! Not at you but at the event. Thanks for sharing, Paula in IDaho

  20. Mona .... Your Baskets are Lovely, such pretty colors, but Love the Ivy topiary. Enjoy your Holiday Weekend!:)

  21. Those orange flowers are gorgeous...truly stunning.

  22. Oh, brother, can I relate to your being locked out of the house! Cute write, tho ... don't you just get aggravated when you can't remember codes, have no phone & can't pick a lock?! Glad you met some lovely neighbors & your plants enjoyed the 'pickin'... & you are safely inside now.

    Your plants are lovely & lush, Mona.

    May your Memorial weekend & celebrations be safe & enjoyable, filled merriment ... as you solemnly remember those that have passed before us & our military that protect(ed)s our freedoms. LET FREEDOM RING!!

    Hugs of love, Marydon

  23. Rest assured you are not the last to get your baskets up! I have not even planted mine yet--but plan to this weekend! So far behind on everything in the garden this year. Hope you take lots of pics of your patio this year~I enjoyed it so much last summer!

  24. Hi...I popped over after seeing your comment to Jane (Gaston), as I went over to see if she was back yet :)

    I read you bio and you sound like someone that really grasps life. Good for you!

    Just wanted to say hi and I will pop back later and read :)

  25. Hi Mona, you sure have the gift.. Your flowers are gorgeous. I would love to sit out there and enjoy a morning cup of coffee with you. Have a super w/k my friend.. hugs ~lynne~

  26. my dear...your gardens make my heart sing! I love the calibrachoa pot...I don't have any this year..yet...haha
    your whole post is just so inspiring...makes me want to get outside and get working...maybe tomorrow...if it warms up!
    thanks for linking in this week! see you again soon I hope!

  27. I want to go!!! Lovely flowers from lovely person.

  28. Your hanging baskets are just lovely. Are those white and yellow Putina's? I've never seen those before. I just love the heart shaped ivy. I could definaltely tell that it was heart shaped. How nice that you had gotten them from your daughter.


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