Just sharing a little of what I did
We were so lucky here in the Willamette Valley in Oregon to have some incredibly wonderful weather this weekend. I know many places were still getting tons of snow...and I sure hope everyone gets to enjoy some spring weather soon! This pic doesn't do it justice, but this is the sunset we enjoyed from the back yard on Saturday. I love that the trees are still bare this time of year.
An abandoned nest I found...the faux egg I added, but the sweet little feather was found with the nest...
I went to a local store to buy some flowers and a new pair of garden pruning shears and when I found the cheapest pruners were $8 I decided not to buy them and to just live with the ones I have for awhile. At the last minute, I thought "what the heck, I'll stop at Dollar Tree and see if they have anything" and was thrilled to not only find 3 different pair of pruning shears/flower cutters but also big boxes of flower seeds and some garden gloves. So I got everything here (minus the plants) for only $7. Score!!
I love these gloves, they fit snug and are coated with rubber on the fingertips and palm side. I love the colors and flowers, they remind me of the "Flower Power" flowers from the 60's, my childhood.
Here are a few pots I planted with the flowers I bought to brighten up our beat up back steps...all of the containers are thrift store finds and I may still do something to upcycle the aluminum pots...maybe paint and stamp some numbers? I didn't actually plant them, I just set the primrose pots in and put moss around the edges until I decide what to do with them.