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PINK Welcome Garden Plaque Butterfly Yard Art

Welcome, indeed, and HAPPY BIRTHDAY to Pink Saturday. Over at SandwichINK, I've gussied up inside the house, just for you, and you're invited there as well. Here at SandwichINK Real Estate Info, I got an early start and the focus is on PINK outdoor lawn and garden decor, starting with the lovely pink butterfly garden decor in the welcome greeting above, in honor of it being PINK SATURDAY's THIRD BIRTHDAY!

Happy Birthday Pink Saturday From the Sandwich Generation Granny Nanny

Since my senior mom and I are busy with gardening projects focusing on the Sunflower House, a butterfly garden, and bringing a Roseville California favorite rose – my brand new and already beloved Mr Lincoln Rose, which always has the most fragrant roses, I decided to incorporate those ala PINK for the party!

These butterfly garden stakes make a lovely addition to your outdoor garden decor

After all, some pink butterfly garden stakes are a lovely way to greet guests and lead them to the front door. Especially the taller metal butterflies on garden stakes that can hold plants!

Lovely large butterfly stakes like these can even hold senior gardening projects - perfect as gifts for the elderly gardeners in your family

In the back yard, you'll find FLOWERS – lovely pink flowers everywhere. Would you believe it, Burpee even has the first rose-pink Sunflower varieties – perfect for little girls Sunflower Houses to be the windows in between the taller Mammoth Sunflower varieties. I have to admit, I think they look more maroon myself, but still quite purty.

The first of the sunflower varieties that is PINK - delightful for little grandgirls sunflower houses

And wouldn't they look lovely intermixed with these pink flowers on a butterfly bush plant!

Lovely pink flowers on these lilac butterfly bush plants - great for those who want to create a butterfly garden

Oh my, what do you think of these adorable pink Pentas in Burpee's Butterfly Sparkles mix in your garden? I love the name as much as I love the flowers and I know my senior mom's decorative butterflies are going to like them as well as they flit around her gardening projects. Perfect for PINK landscaping designs, don't you think?

Pink Pentas - butterfly sprinkles - lovely to add to a butterfly garden

But now, it's time to head for the front door. Once again, HAPPY BIRTHDAY GREETINGS TO BEVERLY and PINK SATURDAY. It's definitely been PINK-a-licious!  And don't forget to pop over to  SandwichINK for some yummy pink cake and other fun things to bring a sweet smile to the Sandwich Generation.

Geraniums used to be favorites of my senior mom for gardening projects

Spring is definitely in the air, along with plenty of chores for homeowners everywhere. And for those of us in the Sandwich Generation, caring for the elderly parents and relatives near and far, that can include supervising repairs at our own home AND that of our senior parents.

Some things to think about include:

When the Sandwich Generation issues of caring for the elderly parents including their real estate needs - that can include their tools

  1. Are any of your senior parents gardening tools needing repair or replacement?
  2. Heater and furnace and air conditioner check up and repair – if you didn't do it in the winter, it's time. And even if you did, many companies recommend twice a year checkups.
  3. Rain gutters cleaned out
  4. Chips in the concrete that may need some repair work
  5. Any leaks in the roof
  6. Do they need any light bulbs replaced – inside or out?
  7. Any wild and crazy plant growth that needs to be cut back to make for safer walking for our senior parents
  8. Any touch up painting needed?
  9. Are all their appliances working OK?

Hydrangeas are delightful for easy landscaping designs when caring for the elderly parents real estate needs

If you live nearby, it's easy to deal with these issues. But what about if your senior parents don't live nearby? If they don't know a repair person/gardener who can help them, some good resources for help include:

  • Call their church – or a local nearby church – and ask for referrals
  • Call their neighbors and ask for suggestions 
  • Check with a good referral site – I've been really blessed by

Got any other suggestions for all of us in the Sandwich Generation, caring for the real estate needs of our elderly parents as well as ourselves? We'd love to hear. 

The Sandwich Generation granny nanny loves landscaping designs with lots of flowers like these lovely dark pink ones

P.S. I'm linking this up some excellent and fun resources. Sweet Shot Tuesday, by My3Boybarians, has plenty of tips to help us with our easy to use digital camera as we have fun taking photos of landscaping designs, homes, and grandkids! And for some great, and often vintage, home decor and accessories and ideas – from the kitchen to the yard, be sure to visit Rednesday for RED ideas and Pink Saturday for PINK things galore!