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Sunday, June 14, 2015

Memorial Day Gardening Project #FlagDay

During the Memorial Day, I decided to do a project in our front yard.  I woke up very early and started   expanding the  garden  bed in front of our house.  The creeping phlox is taking over the space for  the  day lilies so I  enlarged it.
 When my kids woke up, they jumped in and started helping me.  We put mulch  in top of the garden netting so the weeds will have a hard time  coming  up.  
 We bought the mulch on sale, 5 bags for $10  was a steal so we tooc the oppotunity.  I used all the fives and still not enough.  We went back later that day at Lower's to get some more mulch but they ran out of the stock, ugh.  We should have bought ten bags  but the space of our CRV's  trunk can only accumulate  5 bags.  I think I will have to wait till there's a sale again for mulch before  I buy again.  They are  expensive, almost 5 bucks a bag.
 I still have to do the other  side of our driveway but  I will leave it for now, I don't want to hinder the blooming stage of the day lilies.
 I am very pleased of how it turned out.  Mulch and rocks can really enhance the look of ones yard.
I am sure that the day lilies appreciated it too since they can breath  freely now without the creeping phlox crawling  in them.  
I hope that the creeping phlox would  grow longer   so it can hide  the  aging look of our concrete wall.  I love it when it blooms in Spring.
We also bought a new flag and my husband  took down the old one and  displayed the new one.
The kids displayed the little flags on our  porch railing.  The price  of flag is getting expensive!

June 14 is  a Flag Day so this is a timely post.
The day lilies are now blooming, it adds color in our front yard.
This is the other side that I still need to work on.  I think I will do this next year or before  the end of Fall.  I hope I could snag some  good deals on materials that I need again.

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Myrah - Coupon Mamacita said...

You and the kids did a lovely job on your lawn! I love that you made your yard look glorious, and you taught the kids about helping!

Michele D said...

It came out so beautiful! Love how you placed the flag in the front too. So patriotic! Great job to the kids :)

Amanda Tempel said...

Wow, it looks amazing! What a great idea to get the kids involved, and I also love the flag - So festive!

CourtneyLynne said...

Omg I'm so loving your gardening project!!! I really wanted to do a flag theme myself this year and ughhh... Never enough time to do everything I want -_-

Krystal Butherus said...

Those flowers are very colorful. I think you did a great job. Love being outside.

HilLesha O'Nan said...

You did a beautiful job! I love and miss gardening, especially now that I live in an apartment.

ourfamilyworld said...

The day lilies are beautiful. I wish I have a garden like yours, so I can grow a lot of flowers and vegetables.

Joanne T Ferguson said...

WOW and what a great job your kids did for Memorial Day! What special memories they have planted for the the rest of their lives! It is always fun to do special projects like this made with love! One can obviously feel that today!

mail4rosey said...

What a lovely job you've done!! I was learning a bit about gardening, but I've put it on hold for awhile now.

bree said...

I love that you spent Memorial Day doing something nice with your family. Too many people forget that a lot of families lost loved ones and that Memorial day should be to remember them. beautiful garden and beautiful family.

Bonnie Gowen said...

That came out really good. I love doing activities with my kiddos like this. Thanks for sharing.

Chrystal Mahan said...

You have a gorgeous house. That garden project looks awesome and of course, flags are gorgeous all on their own. What a great job you guys did.

Elizaveta Hesketh said...

That's so nice to see your kids helping out and having fun with it! I wish I could get my kids to help me - maybe this summer! Thank you for the inspiration with your gardening - hopefully we can get some stuff done in ours too this week!

Coach Donna Ward said...

Wow - really such a nice job - planning to perfection = and the little flags with your regular one were a fun touch - you kids are adorable and your yard and home beautiful!

Lisa Codina said...

My kids love getting their hands dirty and gardening...they definitely take after my husband! This is something that the three of them can do together since I don't have a green thumb! lol!

John Lopez said...

Wow your kids had a great fun! They enjoyed it, tjat is very nice job that they done. Live your flag looks awesome.

Paula Schuck said...

It looks like you live in a lovely house on a very peaceful street. Everything looks so good and the new flag is great.

Lisa B said...

Your yard looks amazing. I love the way the garden finished it off. The flag looks great.

LifeAsAConvert said...

I love your entire yard. I really want to put a flag pole in mine.

Jeannie Marie said...

I love that last photo! What a beautiful project fulfilled! Great shadow!

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

You and your children are always busy with interesting projects!

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Ralph said...

The flag is outstanding as it towers and flutters over your exquisite gardening - the kids look proud as the assisted in adding a nice natural artistry to an already beautiful homestead!

Paula Scott Molokai Girl Studio said...

Your children always seem so cooperative! Hope they gave your husband a great Father's Day. Love those white peonies too!

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