Friday, May 30, 2014

Five on Friday - New Plants and Fish Pillows

It's nice to be back on track for Five on Friday.  I've been so busy recapping our recent trips that I haven't gotten a real Friday up in awhile.  

Today is going to be all about the plants we planted last weekend and some pillows that I had made.

Look at these ugly things.  This below picture is the day we bought the house.

Now it looks like this!  I hated those ugly concrete planters!

I planted an herb garden.  I still need to add cilantro in the second to left space.  So far I have rosemary, basil and parsley.  Kevin drilled holes in the bottom of this planter, I added some rocks from our yard at the bottom, then a bag of top soil then a bag of planting soil.  Then I planted!  I've been watering mostly every day since it's been so hot out.

Mint gets it's own pot according to Mamasal.

Checking on those pansies that Kevin said I wouldn't be able to keep alive.  For the record Kev, they've been alive since October, well past the month you thought they'd last.  Thank you for letting me buy more plants this past weekend! ;) 

I may have cheated and bought this premade from Lowes.  Full disclosure.  It was cheaper to buy it premade than to make one ourselves.  

This bush is so pretty when it blooms.  Smells like honeysuckle.

And we also got this hibiscus so we could be like our Mom's.  I need to replant it into a bigger pot.

Oh and a hydrangea bush so we could be like both of our Mom's again.

Our patio right now.  Before the patio furniture I told you all we are getting next week.

Fish pillows!  I am obsessed with this fabric which I got at Mary Jo's in Gastonia, NC.  My friend Tara took my inserts and the fabric to a gal she knows and got me the pillows made.  I'm SO excited about these.

For now, they sit in portable chairs...

but won't they look fabulous in these chairs that I'm STILL dreaming about?!  One day!

Hope you ladies have a fun weekend.  Mine will be filled with baby showers and friends!


  1. You'll have to tell me how your basil does. Every year we have planted it the beetles invade our deck and eat it all up.
    Brad doesn't even want to try this year.

  2. Love this post, but it makes me wish you lived closer. I have a black thumb and kill everything. I need some tips.

  3. Love all of the plants y'all have! & that fish pillow is adorable!

  4. Everything is looking great!!

  5. Very nice. Thanks for sharing.

    Stopping by from Kelly's Korner. Hope you have a wonderful weekend.

  6. All of your gardening looks nice.