Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Springtime Plants...

Our dogwood tree.
I think it is finally safe to say that spring is here, along with April showers!  This time of year is the best in Northcrest.  The neighborhood comes alive with tons of flowering plants, especially famous for our plethora or azaleas and dogwood trees!  The mature, tree-lined streets are gorgeous and I never feel like I'm here in the city.  Here are just a few quick pictures of our yard right now...

Pink Camellia Bushes.

Some Azaleas and Camellias.  I would love to trim this area so it is not so overgrown, anyone have any tips?

We have so many projects lined up for spring...among them is working on a new mailbox and small planting bed underneath.  There is a lovely hydrangea bush by the mailbox and a nicely shaped boxwood so I am hoping to plant some color and texture below them next to our new mailbox.  We are also getting close to installing our Crestview Door Light Kit.  Can't wait to get it in and let go of the glass door (which sadly, and not unlike the carpet, Pizmo will really miss!).

*Anyone have tips on trimming roses?  We have a couple (very old) roses at the street and I would love to trim them to maximize their blooms.  I also need tips on trimming back and shaping some overgrown azaleas, hydrangea, and other flowering bushes!

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

On the Road, Again....Mid Mod Style!

Jeff and I have just returned from a mini-vacation roadtrip to Oklahoma City.  Why were you in Oklahoma you ask?

For this George Nelson exhibit, of course!

It was spectacular and well worth taking the trip.  Of course, we made a map of antique and junk stores, stopped and browsed bought along the way, checked out Route 66 for mid-century Googie signs, saw Oral Robert's mid-century modern marvel of a university, chatted with shop owners, dined inside a Buckminster Fuller geodesic dome, and just enjoyed the open road.  We headed up to Tulsa to see the lovely mid-century modern neighborhood Lortondale, and might I add, it was a great place to call home.  Flat roofs and loving owners occupied most of the homes, and it was nice to compare and contrast Lortondale to Northcrest.  Here are a few teaser images to hold you over!

More coming soon!

p.s. Did you know what a mid-century hotbed Tulsa is?  Wow!  Mid-century around every turn!  We loved it!