Lush and lovely landscapes and the home lawn and garden ornaments that adorn them possess a unique beauty all their own.
Louisiana springs and summers pack a powerful knockout punch when it comes to heat and humidity, but as oppressive as the days and evenings can be, the trade off lies within the lush and lovely lawns and thriving gardens of the region.
A quick glance out the dining room window at the freshly mowed lawn and manicured flower beds enticed me to pick up the camera and conduct an impromptu home, lawn and garden tour.
I finally indulged a love of hydrangeas and purchased a five gallon blue hydrangea as an early Mother’s Day gift for my Mother.
As I was walking the front and side yard in search of the perfect spot to plant it, I couldn’t help but notice how green and good things were looking on the lush and lovely front.
I grabbed the camera and snapped a few lawn and garden shots to share with you all.
Late last week one of our neighbors surprised us with a gift basket blooming in LSU colors.
I have no earthly idea what the formal name of this plant is.
We have affectionately assigned the name Mama Bea to it, after the lady who for over thirty years was nanny, housekeeper, confident, life adviser, bull s*!t recognizer, self-appointed horticulturist, best friend and highly revered adopted family member.
Mama Bea’s yard was full of this plant. My mother, who is famous for needing just a taste of, bite of, bit of, and a little of most everything she comes into contact with, decided she had to have a little clipping of this plant.
Mama Bea obliged the request, and Mama D got to clipping.
She brought the clipping home and promptly stuck it in the ground, water it and basically forgot about it.
This stuff is like Kudzu- it spreads everywhere!
It is super low maintenance, covers a multitude of landscaping sins and makes great flower arrangement filler.
Mama Bea has been gone for twenty-one years, but she lives on in our memories and, well, you know.
The decision has been made to take down the lantern and put it through a series of re- rewire, repaint and repair.
Dave the Builder, my dad, our son and our neighbor all have something in common.
All four of these men have experienced painful forehead to lantern contact.
Notice the broken glass panel?
That was the result of our son’s run-in with the lantern.
The other two missing glass panels met an untimely demise compliments of my dad and Dave the Builder.
Curb appeal shouldn’t have to be painful, so down it comes.
We decided to go with a LED recessed ceiling light fixture, and we could not be more pleased with the performance of and look created by the Halo 4 in. White Integrated LED Recessed Ceiling Light Fixture.
We are going to be busy bees around here over the next few weeks.
Speaking of bees, stay tuned for the next post.
You’ll see what I mean.