Early Spring In The Garden

Hello everyone.  It feels great to be back on blogland after a few weeks without a post.  Truth is, things got a bit crazy right before Easter with family visiting from Florida and the much needed repairs of the ceiling in our living room ceiling.  But I am so glad I got to spend time with my lovely nice and her three kids.  It filled my heart with so much joy to enjoy those cutties.  And now that things are back to normal and with warm days ahead, our attention shifts on to our beloved garden. 

I just love this time of year when spring slowly makes its entrance.  Sun warms the earth, grass turns a shade of pretty green, pansies are in flower and the sweet scent of spring fills the air.

This weekend  was truly perfect to be in the garden.  Sunny and temperatures in the high 60's.  Hubby and I spent all of Saturday working in the garden,  Pruning trees and shrubs, picking up dead branches and leaves, fixing parts of the fence, putting mulch and planting my fresh herbs.  Fresh herbs are a must in my garden.  There is nothing better than cooking with fresh herbs.  Such wonderful satisfaction that comes with gardening.  Seeing nature transform into something glorious. It is magical.

One of the things I enjoy about spring, is planning what new plants I will be adding to our garden.   So I set myself up on my favorite spot of the garden, surrounded by a few of my favorite things, which always include fresh flowers, pretty china and a few inspiring garden books.  I like P. Allen Smiths books.  They offer great instructions, ideas and lots of photographs.

At the top of my list of flowers to plant are roses...  what a surprise!!!  I plant roses along our wrought iron fence.  Mostly climbing roses.  And what a spectacular show it is once those irresistible plants begin to bloom.  Lilacs always seem to find their way into our garden too, along with peonies, dahlias, irises, lavender and anything that catches my eye.  I'm careful about the colors I select.  I try to keep a soft color palette in our garden. What about you?  Have you started to work in your garden? Do you have a yearly ritual or favorite flower?

Here are a few photos I took in our garden this weekend.
























Thank you for stopping by.  Wishing you a great week ahead.


Janet


Look at these adorable kids.  Love them so much.  I have to share photos of the tea party I put together for the girls.

















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  1. Dear Janet:
    I am so glad to see you posting and what a lovely "Tea In The Garden" post. Your table setting is lovely! Happy springtime!

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    1. Thank you so much Bernideen. You are always so sweet and kind to me. I am glad to have met you here in blogland. I hope that you are now settled and that you are enjoying your lovely new home.

      Wishing you a blessed week. I will stop by tomorrow.

      Hugs,

      Janet
      rosemary-thyme.blogspot.com

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  2. You have created a beautiful haven and the perfect place to relax and have a cup of tea.

    I hope you will share this this week at Thoughts of Home on Thursday.
    Just stop by my blog Thursday to join in. We would love to have you.

    Enjoyed visiting,
    Laura
    White Spray Paint

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    1. Hello Laura,

      Nice to meet you. Thank you for stopping by today and leaving me such kind words. I am honored by your invitation. It would be my pleasure. I will definitely join in for the fun.

      Again, thank you.

      Wishing you a beautiful week.

      Janet
      rosemary-thyme.blogspot.com

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  3. So glad that you are back to blogging. I really missed your posts.

    Your garden is so pretty and I love your tablescape. All your pretty dishes. Can hardly wait to see what you are going to plant.

    My garden has been in full bloom and my roses really performed so well this Spring. I thought that they wouldn't do much due to the drought last year. So far so good. Stop by my roses would love to meet you.

    Enjoy your Spring weather.

    Hugs,
    Mary

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    1. Hello Mary,

      Thank you for visiting me today. Your sweet words touched my heart. I am extremely blessed to have such wonderful friends here in blogland.

      I know how much you love your garden so I am sure you those lovely roses brought a big smile to you and your pretty garden.

      I will definitely stop by to say hello to the roses.

      Hugs,

      Janet

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  4. So lovely...nice pictures and so much inspiration you share with us!
    Have a great week, take care.
    Love from Titti

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    1. Hello Titti,

      Thank you for stopping by. I do appreciate your lovely comment.

      Wishing you a wonderful week.

      Janet

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  5. Hi Janet,
    I'm sure you had a lovely visit with your family. The children are so sweet. Your tea in the garden is really lovely and I love your china vignette with silver and pearls; delightful! Your roses must be spectacular. Thank you for sharing with us and enjoy your day.

    Blessings,
    Sandi

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    1. Hello Sandi,

      Thank you for visiting and leaving me such a sweet comment. You are always very kind Sandi and it is a pleasure to join your lovely party each week.

      Janet

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  6. Always love to see your garden table settings. Could you please tell me the name of the sterling pattern. I'm always on the lookout for different, pretty patterns to add to my collection. Must be nice to have such a green thumb! Joan

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    1. Hello Joan,

      Sorry for the delayed response but I have been extremely busy in the last few months.

      Thank you for visiting and leaving me your kind words. It makes me truly happy to read your comments. Unfortunately, I am unable to give you the flatware pattern since it is difficult to read. Very worn. I found it in antiques shop by me. A lucky find. It had all the pieces.

      Again thank you.

      Janet

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  7. Heavenly pics - your teacups staged outdoors with the flowers and pearsl - sigh 0 so lovely!

    You have a very good looking beautiful family, too.

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    1. Hello Michele,

      What a sweet surprise. It is always such a pleasure to read your comments. They bring a warm and sweet smile....

      Thank you for your visit. I am very grateful.

      Wishing you a blessed week,

      Janet

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  8. Is there a most wonderful period of the year for enjoying our gardens ?
    In this moment all their beauty and their vitality is popping up everywhere, I so love April and May !

    Hope your week is off to a great start I wish you so lovely days to come, filled with love and serenity, my dearest, beloved Janet, this post of yours is truly stunning, I'd love to be in your garden for a te with you !

    With much love and thankfulness

    Dany

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    1. Hello Dani,

      You are always a breath of fresh air my friend. Your words always touch my heart and inspire to do better.

      It would be such a blessing to have you join me in my little garden for a chat and a cup of warm tea.

      Happy May to you and may your week be full of beauty and magic.

      Hugs,

      Janet

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  9. One can see your sensitive soul in the beautiful delicate pieces of china you bring together and in the colors of the flowers!! Adorable little girls!! I too like pale colors in the flowers, I appreciate all flowers in the world but I hold a special place in my heart for the soft colors. Thank you so very much for all you share!

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    1. Hello Angela,

      What a sweet and touching comment. I am truly grateful and blessed to have such wonderful blogging friends.

      I love delicate and pale colored flowers too. I am anxiously waiting for my lilacs and peonies to bloom in my garden. They are the treasures in my garden.

      It is my pleasure to share all the things that touch my heart with you all.

      Wishing you a great week ahead.

      Janet

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  10. What a pretty outdoor tea! I'm afraid that I don't have much of a green thumb so I'm always grateful to see any flower bloom in my garden. Hee!

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    1. Hello Margie,

      Thank you for stopping by. You are very kind and funny. I am sure your garden is very lovely.

      Have a great week.

      Janet

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  11. Hi Janet,
    What dear kiddies. (And you look great too!) It is busy having company but I am sure they will treasure the memory of your special time with them. Your outdoor tea time is just lovely and what beautiful flowers. Your pics are stunning. Have a Wonderful Week Dear Janet. Karen

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  12. Hi Janet,
    What dear kiddies. (And you look great too!) It is busy having company but I am sure they will treasure the memory of your special time with them. Your outdoor tea time is just lovely and what beautiful flowers. Your pics are stunning. Have a Wonderful Week Dear Janet. Karen

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  13. How sweet they are... Love the flowers and sweet pretty china.. I been cleaning and re cleaning the silly weather just wont stay nice lol. Happy Friday dear with love Janice

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  14. Hello, beautiful friend! Look at you and those precious little ones...too sweet :) Looks like all of you had a wonderful time.

    And your photos are simply lovely, dear one. You have given me a delightful taste of spring - thank you! Hugs!

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  15. Your garden looks lovely with this vignette! Thanks for sharing at Home Sweet Home!

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  16. Hello Janet, welcome back to blogging. I love your gorgeous floral arrangement and the pretty china.
    Thanks for joining and sharing this at Cooking and Crafting with J&J!
    Enjoy the week.
    Julie xo

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  17. So pretty and welcome back!

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

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  18. Dear Janet, another beautiful post filled with loveliness! :) Thank you for linking up with the Art of Home-Making Mondays at Strangers & Pilgrims on Earth!

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