Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Spring is Here: Time to Dig in the Dirt

Welcome to my garden...okay, it's really Martha Stewart's, but a girl can dream, eh?

It’s officially spring and we now have temperatures in the 80s. Shew! It’s going to a cool down a bit late this week though. Thank goodness, because I just planted some pansies and those flowers can’t take a heat wave.

I've been so ready for this weather. It’s good for the soul. Unfortunately, it does a number on my sinuses, since I live in Allergytown, U.S.A. Oh, well. I've learned to stock up on Clariton and Nasanex and go about my day.
 Watering can from Terrain

I recently spent some time at a local nursery, shopping for flowers and new containers for our front porch. I have found that in the last few years, I could spend as much time in a nursery as I do in a bookstore. I love pouring over the many flowers and plants, the clay pots and planters, the quirky yard art. You name it. I’ll probably be that old lady in a big hat and my garden clogs someday, sitting on my little garden stool, planting flowers. Wait, I’m already that lady.
Abbey sun hat, also from Terrain 

I love English gardens, so I hope I can create that look at various locations in our yard. I recently ordered bulbs from a school fundraiser and I can't wait to plan them, adding some color and dimension to our outdoor space. Our lawn is another story, though. It really needs some TLC. Here’s hoping Hubby can get on that in the coming days.

I love this clay pot, also from Terrain. A few of these placed outside, with greenery draping over the sides, would add a lovely look to one's home.  

So, friends, have you done any spring planting lately? If so, what will your yard be showcasing this spring?
Images from Martha Stewart Living and Terrain

15 comments:

The Southland Life said...

I'd take Martha's garden, well actually, Im sure that exactly what mine will look like this summer! Oh, I wish!!!

James said...

Nothing beats the smell and feel of fresh turned earth. Enjoy!

annechovie said...

I do not have an actual garden, but enjoy caring for my potted plants around the pool, esp. my heirloom tomato. Have a great week! xx

Sundresses and Smiles said...

I'd say you're pretty close to meeting Martha's standards! That garden is so green and I LOVE the shed! i hope to have a pretty garden someday, however, i lack a green thumb-- SO we'll see how that goes...

Sunday Taylor said...

I am also getting ready to plant for Spring. I am so excited. I went on a garden tour of the Cotswolds in England last summer and came back inspired to bring some of the English garden features I saw into my own garden. I bought more garden ornaments, added David Austin roses, and more flowers in general. I was so inspired by the gorgeous English countryside and the gardens I saw. Good luck with your planting!

Tote said...

Ah, yes, it is time to start planting. A friend gave me some pansies so I really better plant them before it is too late.

Susan

Amy R. said...

I do love Martha's garden! I am going to plant some spinach in pots this year, I eat it almost every single day:) I enjoy going to the Farmer's Market so much. I just feel healthy when I do that. Yay for Spring!!

Jo said...

I'm so ready to be outdoors digging in my garden beds. However, mother nature has other plans in mind ... 4-6 inches of snow! Seriously, I'm done with the white stuff.

Jo

Karen Roderick said...

You tease! I love pottering in the garden (though ours is a kinf od yard), I love pots and having a cuppa in the sun, though I doubt the weather in the UK is anything as lovely as yours! x

LPC said...

No planting, unfortunately. But it did stop raining long enough for me to mow my front lawn:).

bevy said...

I just planted snapdragons over the weekend... Happy flowers!

Teresa at Splendid Sass said...

Only some herbs so far. Love the watering can and the planter!
Hope that your allergies are manageable.
Have a great week.
Teresa
xoxo

Renée Finberg said...

i love to garden.
it's the best.
or.....maybe it's the garden flower shopping that the best!

Yankee-Whisky-Papa said...

Woke up to dusting of snow this morning. Quickly shepherded in the citrus trees that were attempting to breath clean urban rooftop air. Warmth cruelly withheld in Boston.

paula said...

It is gorgeous! I have been working in my garden lately. love seeing buds popping up! Can't wait to share it.