I had a very nice birthday yesterday: sushi for lunch with my mother and then I went into Philly for dinner at Tinto with J.R. This was the second time we've been there, the food is excellent (Tapas and awesome wine selection).
Today I worked on reshaping and creating a stone border for the front flower bed.
Last year we had some really ugly overgrown juniper bushes removed. I built the lattice that you see, there was nothing there before and I planted annuals. The stone matches a border that is along the fence by the roses.
I still need to remove the grass in the bed, but that will wait until tomorrow.
The plants that you see toward the back are Cleome or "Spider Flower" that self seeded from last years garden. They've already been thinned out twice but keep sprouting! I'm going to reduce them down to a handful of plants. They get really big and topple over by the end of the summer if I don't stake them.
And lookie here, my pansies in the flower box (grown from seed) finally decided to bloom: