Saturday was a beautiful day for yard work in Georgia. Since we are apparently the only people in our neighborhood who do not pay for a lawn service to kill weeds, fertilize, mow, and trim, we headed out bright and early (ok, noon) to hit Home Depot for supplies.
After a trip to pick up weed preventer and fire ant killer, we headed over to Pike's Nursery and purchased a WONDERFUL new spring flag (with bluebirds and a watering can) and three Red Double Knockout Roses to enhance our front azalea bed we created last summer.
We brought our goodies home and I began digging the first of three holes in our bed while Jeff mowed the lawn. Then he threw down weed preventer with our spreader while I took a break. Finally, we walked around the yard admired our handiwork and plantings from last year - I am happy to report that even with the "hard" winter that I believe all of our new plants survived: 2 butterfly bushes, 2 hydrangeas, 1 rose bush, and 3 dwarf plumbagos. Happy Spring!