Sunday, May 15, 2011

May Flowers

Now that the weather is getting warmer, it's time for all the projects that need to be done around the house. This summer's goal is to work on our home's curb appeal. This is a big task!

Last week we painted the ghetto wood siding around the front door. It went from unstained, moldy light wood to gray.

This week, we needed to get to planting and start adding some color for curb appeal. May flowers are part of the trick. I needed a window box on the front bay window to put some flowers in.

Here is the window box that Mike made for me:

Also notice the house number sign that he cut out of steel using a plasma cutter at work. So hip, eh? (Hopefully it won't be long before the flowers grow taller so that they can actually be seen above the top of the box.)

Here are photos of the May flowers I planted today:

(Nice farmer's tan, yeah?)

If you know me, you know that I suck at struggle with keeping plants alive. So, Mike's only request? Keep these flowers looking good for at least two weeks so that his parents will see them when they come for Memorial Day weekend.

The rest of our curb appeal to-do list this summer includes these goals: Painting the front door, shutters, and door frame. Constructing new Trex front steps. New door knocker. New doorbell button. Getting the American flag hanging on the front again.

Over at I Heart Faces this week, you can check out more May flower pictures:

1 comment:

  1. Wow, what a pretty springy project--nice window box! I'll have to get my dh a-movin' here! :)

    Great capture of the bright geranium and the purple (is it nicotania? not sure!) -- very pretty!