15 March 2009
Time To Ready Your Garden For Spring!
Winter is almost over. It's time to clean up the yard, replace broken and old/ugly items, and welcome the birds and butterflies into my garden!
I need a new mailbox - it has been through two winters and is now a little too rusty looking plus the flag looks like it's about to break off. Dang those salted roads! Time for a new one. Rustoleum isn't going to save the flag, that's for sure!
New garden decor is always great. I have a wreath on my fence that a bird likes to make a nest on, two birdhouses (but I want more), a gargoyle on the front porch, a welcome sign to the back yard, and three feeders. I need to get a new bird bath. The big, fat groundhog knocked mine over last year and the bowl part broke when it hit the hard patio below. Grrr!
My house numbers are b-o-r-i-n-g. It would be nice to find new numbers or even an address plaque that is more quaint or at least has some style. It just has to fit the skinny porch post - that's my complication.
I've been going over the incoming gardening catalogs but haven't found anything I like. Next I'll visit some websites for ideas. One of my fav's is Mailboxes and Beyond. I got my last bird feeder from them. I'll probably get one of their fancy bird baths this time around.
If you go to M&B, use their coupon code "Mailbox 2009" to get a discount on your order.