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