Happy Easter! Have you made plans for outdoor festivities this weekend? Sunrise church services, Easter egg hunts and dining al fresco all come to mind with the lovely spring weather. The mild spring temperatures don't last long here in Texas so I have been spending as much time as possible puttering and nesting in my garden...
I always enjoy freshening up my outdoor spaces as the seasons change. I start by shopping home first. I picked up the lime green pots on clearance at Lowe's some time back, knowing I would eventually use them. At one time I used the wall planter indoors with different pots but these fit nicely. I just added dianthus which is cold hardy in my climate just in case there is a late unexpected frost. The welcome sign was a thrifted find and I moved the blue bird from a different pot.
One of my favorite things about spring is discovering the first blooms of the season. I literally ran inside to grab my camera when I noticed the first pink rose this week. The roses are set against honeysuckle. It will be a few weeks before its sweet scent fills the garden but I love the pink against the curtain of greenery.
Speaking of first blooms, after careful research I planted this viburnum shrub specifically for the promised flowers over eight years ago, but this was the first year it actually bloomed! I have to say the pretty delicate flowers were worth the wait!
More profuse blooms--this time pale yellow Lady Bank's roses create a showy display!
I plant my lettuce in a containter. Don't you love the colors?
This sweet fairy fountain has a crack so I have repurposed her as a planter for cheery snapdragons....
...and this nonworking fountain holds thyme and is surrounded by creeping fig.
How do you nest in your garden?
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