Sunday, April 17, 2011

New Home... New Beginnings...

I've missed you all... It's amazing how you can miss people that you've never even met! Thank you all my friends for your greetings and concern and curiosity...

We've moved into our new home and have been trying to organize all of our stuff.... I have my own studio and my husband has his desk area off the kitchen... We have a wonderful screen porch and a lovely front entryway.  One drawback... our yard is pea gravel.  It was all the rage in the 70s when the house was built, but I've been working in the planting beds along the front of the house and the entryway.  I've planted roses and petunias, Mexican sage, French lavender, lemon balm, rosemary, savory, thyme, geranium and citronella.  I also a few varieties of basil yet to plant. My neighbor has cheerfully provided some garden ornaments for my use (they were in her trash)... a 3 foot tall Roman column and one to match, only it was broken in half... so I planted some little petunia like flowers inside it. She also threw out a short stout column that I plan to put a urn on. I also have a beautiful red mandavilla vine to plant on the tall column.  Pictures to come!


  1. I'm glad you are moved and getting settled. I've missed you. Welcome back.

  2. Hello Dianne, and welcome back! Your new home sounds sweet and I love the idea of the recycled planters and columns.
    Your new site is very fresh and pretty too!
    Looking forward to seeing more of your house and yard.
    Happy Spring to you,

  3. So glad you are back. I can tell this move must have taken a lot of your time, and it looks like the yard is getting a bit of attention, too. Glad to see you again.

  4. Well I've been a bad Blogger friend indeed ... I pop over to say Hi & see all this going on !
    Wonderful that you've been planting already- this bodes well for a happy home. Much love Penny xx

  5. Congratulations on the successful move. I'm sure your pictures of the planting progress will be super. Susan

  6. It's great to hear from you...I've missed you, too! Sounds like the move has been a success so far! Love the rose...can't wait to see more pics! Take care and enjoy your new home! ♥

  7. So good to see you back, (and to hear you're settled), and looking forward to the photos of your garden handiwork! My grandfather's yard was pea gravel once upon a time... planted with roses. So this brings back memories...

  8. Moving is such a lot of work...glad you are in your new home

    a new place to laugh and sing and enjoy everything!