The first thing I had to do was build a walkway from the west end of the patio to the yard. This is where we removed a section of railing to make an entrance to the dog kennel that ended up back in the veggie garden. I didn't want to do away with this entire end of the flower bed, so I hauled in some concrete pavers and set them in for a walk way. Then I edged, weeded and loosened the soil and placed a couple of large (bottomless) pots at each side of the opening. I'll be planting a couple of cherry tomatoes in them, and training them up the posts.
Then I edged, weeded and loosened the soil in the rest of that bed. Not much is growing there, just a single rose bush, an old thyme that I want to dig out, and what remains of the clematis Mr. Granny mutilated last fall. He thought it was a really tall weed :-( I'd like to replace the thyme with a rosemary, and I'm still up in the air over what else I want in this bed. I'd like to leave room for planting spring bulbs next fall, and I'm thinking I might just fill it up with impatiens for summer color.
I moved the table to the east end of the patio, so I can put my seedlings on it for morning sun, and I moved the seating area to the center.
The barbecue went over to the west end.
Maybe I can get used to using the patio door on the right, which exits from the dining room. We haven't used it in years and years, as we always had a doggy door insert in it. Now that we put an "in the wall" doggy door in, and have a direct entrance to the back yard, we'll have to get use to using the door again.
Lovely weather again today, so I played with Mr. Granny's new birthday present. I bought him an electric power washer! Yes, I really bought it for me, but don't tell him, LOL! I soaped and power washed the entire front of the house and garage, including the windows, then I dried the windows and doors with a big soft towel. It looks so sparkling clean! I got out our two outdoor rocking chairs and two newly purchased folding chairs, two small tables, and a couple of pots of tiny evergreens. The front porch is all ready for relaxing and watching the traffic drive by.
Sparkling windows and comfy seating. Too bad I'm too busy to take advantage of it! Maybe tomorrow.