Wednesday, May 20, 2009

New Garden Pictures

We got a new camera this week, and I took a whole bunch of pictures of our back yard! Here they are...

A picture from the side alley

The sweet william!

The back right bed, with hollyhocks, salvia, and marigolds...

one of our tomato plants - they've just started growing a lot...

the better boy tomato bed

the climbing beans are finally coming up!

our dreamweaver roses are climbing the trellis

the snapdragons underneath the tree roses

I love these new annuals, but I can't remember their name

I love these, too...

don juan climbing rose

these are pretty, too...

The tree roses have really started blooming!

Here is one of the pots beside the grill

The pots beside the deck stairs.

The bed in front of the house!

I put in hydrangeas, patriot hostas, azaleas, and impatiens...

Here's a view of the back yard from our bedroom window...

Saturday, May 02, 2009

Garden Updates!

The April rain made a big difference in our yard. Here are some pictures!

I put in some hydrangeas in the front yard.

Here's one of our encore azaleas, which I put on each side of the front steps...

The climbing roses are doing well.

...and so are the lilies.

here's the first sweet william blossom!

another of the climbing roses...

I created these planters to put in front of the grill

here are the pansies on the deck!

The lettuce is doing well in the rose bed.

Our curved side beds are doing well.

one of the lettuce plants

the peonies are going to bloom soon

the daffodils in the front of the house bloomed like crazy


A couple of weeks ago, James finished his third nightfloat rotation at the hospital. Basically, that means that he works a 30 hour shift on Sunday, and then he works nights from Monday through Friday morning. He sleeps all day Saturday, and then on Sunday morning, he starts it over again. So I thought I'd share some pictures of the call rooms at Barnes, b/c that's where James lived for three months this year...

here's where he keeps his toothbrush, razor, saline, etc.

Sometimes I borrow a mattress and sleep in the call room because when James gets to the end of the nightfloat month, he sometimes sleeps through his pager!

here's his locker (notice the random Lipitor magnet)

and here's the bathroom