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Southern, California, United States
My sister and I are "Annie Louise". We live in sunny Southern California. Ever since we were kids our mom would take us to estate sale and garage sales. So I guess it is only natural that we still both love to go to garage sales, flea markets and thrift stores--- nothing more exciting than the thrill of the hunt and the find!! Our style is a cross between rustic, shabby chic and beachy. We are both new to blogging, but have decided to start our own blog. We hope you find this blog interesting and come back to visit often. Thanks for visiting, Jackie and Jeanette

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Some garden spruce up before the rain hits

Hi everyone,
   Jackie and I decided to do a little garden spruce up before the big rain storm hits on Sunday.  It was so much fun seeing all the wonderful color, greenery, and fragrant flowers, herbs, shrubs and trees.  We really had to rein ourselves in not to overspend.  My favorite flower that we purchased is a white hydrangea.  We planted in the backyard cottage garden.  

We also purchased some wonderful fragrant lavender and an orange tree rose (the stick looking thing in the blue pot : ) for the front of the house.  We like to keep the front of the house fairly simple, since we spend more time in the backyard.

Basil was also on our list to purchase, to go along with the fourteen tomato plants we planted last weekend.  We can't wait for all the fresh, yummy tomatoes, cucumbers, chives, parsley, dill, basil, oregano........ we anticipate our garden will  produce.  Hope you are able to enjoy your gardens this weekend, or someone else's garden or even Home and Garden Television : )

Take care and blessings to you all,
Jeanette and Jackie


  1. I LOOOOVE white hydrangeas! 14 tomato plants? I know where I'm going if I ever get sprayed by a skunk.lol I have a brown thumb, plus I have NO yard at all so I hope you keep posting about yours so I can at least garden vicariously through you. If not, I'm going to have to go with option ~numero tres~ and watch the Home & Garden channel which is not what it used to be.


  2. Oh to live in California right now where I could start planting flowers, but I suppose it will come soon here in Michigan too. I hope so!! I LOVE hydrangeas! One of my favorite flowers!!

  3. I love hydrangeas. I want to plant some lavender this year. Problem is I have a horribly brown thumb. :o)

    Your gardens look lovely. La

  4. Oh girls, I love your garden and of course the hydrangeas...you can never go wrong with them! Hope to see you both this weekend at Jamestown Flea...