J. Here are the components of my front garden. I added the birdbath yesterday. Trying sooooo hard not to get ahead of Mother Nature! All this lovely sunny weather we are having right now is so tempting though.
I really want to take a crack at the back garden soon with some pots of lavender. I'm very lucky here in NOTL as we have a lavender farm Busy Bee Gardens, http://www.busybeegardens.com/ run by a darling young couple Melissa and Robert who have volunteered to help me select the right type for my garden. They also make all kinds of lovely lavender products and essential oils which you can buy online http://www.neobboutique.com/
I was considering painting the back deck, but after lots of reading about painting it, I've decided the upkeep might just be a little OTT. So now, stain the deck or allow the pressure-treated wood to turn that lovely grey all by itself? Decisions, decisions!