Fast forward to this house. One of the people Kev used to work with was a master gardener. She wanted to give us snippings of her garden to start our own at the new house. I explained that while I was flattered that I wouldn't be able to keep it alive. She SWORE to me that they would be fine. Again, I planted and in 2 days they were dead.
This time I asked for bushes that would flower, I wouldn't have to fuss with AND that I couldn't kill. We are now the proud owners of 2 reddish bushes and 2 gardenia bushes. All of which are in the ground and hopefully still alive. I did learn that they come with a 1 year guarantee, so you bet I'm keeping the receipt!
In addition to the bushes, I also put in a hummingbird feeder. Right in view of the front window. So the kitties will be entertained while we're gone. Grin... Since I still had birds on the brain, I pulled out the owl from My Cute Stamps and paired it with this super cute designer paper I got at Archivers. I played along with the sketch challenge on Paper Craft Planet, and this is what I came up with.
I colored Ms Owl with Copic Markers to match the retro-tastic designer paper. I also added some more buttons AND flowers. Woo Hoo! I am really loving the olive, orange and turquoise combo. I have a feeling this won't be the last time it shows up!