I started in on the flower beds in front of the house after we finished the vegetable garden. I weeded everything and cut back some lily-of-the-valley that had started over-growing my Oriental lilies and the mum plant that Rachel got me a few years ago. I also planted some light pink petunias that Zach had picked out and some white vincas. My neighbor had cut down a tree about a month ago and they had a bunch of mulch they were trying to get rid of so I put a bunch of it down the flower beds.
The flower beds on the side of my house are in desperate need of some TLC and new plants but I don't pay as much attention to them because I don't see it as much as the one in front of my house. I did plant some sunflower seeds in that flower bed so hopefully they'll come in and fill all the empty areas. I also have a peony bush in the side flower bed that has gotten some big, gorgeous blooms. That is my all time favorite flower.
Yesterday, while I was mowing the lawn, the boys decided to pick flowers for me and they chose to pick the pink petunias that I had just planted. I couldn't really get mad at them about it, though because they were trying to be sweet. I don't think they did any lasting damage to the plants, either.
My tiny garden plot
The mums that Rachel got me a few years ago
Hostas as big as your head!
The honeysuckle will take over the house if I'm not careful
The front flower bed