Good Morning and thank you for joining myself and four other bloggers as we celebrate Spring with a Garden Party! We are so glad to have you and hope that you will join us as we share our gardening dreams and joys with you. Gardening is tricky business, as you know, but when those first blooms of the season pop open or those tender seedlings show their first sprouts it’s an awesome moment in the heart of a gardener.
This Spring garden party is all about what grows in our hearts as much as what grows in our soil. We all know that gardening is one of the best therapies in town and free. ( well if you don’t count the dollars spent on plants!)
It is early Spring for us all and our gardens are still a little bare. Today I am sharing some views of our front flowerbeds. You can see the boxwood are coming back in full force as are the yellow daylilies and dwarf Magnolias. I have planted some nasturtium and cosmos seeds on the other side of the ornamental grass. The weather has worked against me this year as we keep dropping into the 30’s and 40’s at night and seeds don’t sprout well in cool soil.
I like to make the most of our Texas Spring by planting some cool weather plants in pots. Snapdragons and petunias thrive in cool days and nights. Our growing season is long so when these cool weather blooms tire of the heat I will switch them out with ferns.
Our lacy Japanese Maple just recently leafed out.
As the early morning sunlight casts her warm glow on our front porch I sit and sip my steaming cup of coffee. It is here that I dream of the flower gardens that will burst into color in a very short time.
But for now we wait for Summer blooms.
Some days it seems as though we live in bunnyville so in honor of their new babies, I have placed several bunny statues among the flowers.
I enjoy adding garden décor to various spots around the yard. This is a niche in our outdoor entry and a great spot to add a variety of garden treasures. Some are purchased, others I have made.
My garden angel watches over the garden and I think she is pleased to see the drift roses are just about to burst into bloom.
Thank you so much for joining me today and I hope that you will spend a little time visiting one another as well as my other gardening friends.
“More In A Garden Grows Than What The Gardener Sows.”
It is time for everyone to share what grows in their gardens now or in the past!