Yesterday turned out to be a great day to work outside. I decided to remove the decorative lava rock from next to the patio. I planted flowers in their place. Ella brought the hanging plants from inside and hung them on shepherds hooks. She also planted some peas and beans in pots. By the way, this sounds much easier than it actually was.
To skip back to the planting of flowers ... I tried something new this year, Flowers on a Roll. I don't know if that's the correct name or not because I've already thrown the boxes away. However, what it is is pre seeded little 'blankets' that you just roll out in the flower bed. The roll fit the area that I needed to plant. Simple. Now to see how well it works. I bought the butterfly and humming bird flower selection.
We've never been able to attract humming birds to our feeder even though we've seen them in the area. Ella picked up something that is supposed to attract Orioles also.