Sunday, March 18, 2012

GOD'S ~ Spring Masterpiece

This is my garden decked out for spring. The azaleas have been especially pretty  this year. 

 Linking to: Seasonal Sundays. I will be having company all week so I probably won't be able to link up to to other parties as usual.  Here in South Alabama God is giving us a glorious spring! I am so thankful for the beauty around me.Posted by Picasa

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Cloches are Addictive


This is my childhood Easter basket from the 1950's.

Linking to : A Stroll Thru Life for the Egg-xellent Spring Party, Wow us Wednesday's and Open House Party Thursday.


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Sunday, March 11, 2012

Nita's ~ Summer Garden ~


This is my friend, Nita's summer garden. If you missed Part 1 featuring her cherry blossoms  this spring you may view here. Nita and her husband laid all the brick flooring themselves in a bed of sand over gravel. They did hire a brick mason to build the great fireplace.

Our Garden Club toured Nita's garden last fall but where we live it is still summer weather.
Several people commented on the ivy trellis in the previous post. If you look back on the previous post here you will see the ivy has grown since this picture. To train the ivy to grow in a pattern, mortor nails fastened wire in place for the ivy to form this beautiful pattern.

Espaliered red pear tree.  Click here to learn how to espalier fruit trees.  

To give you some idea of how multi- talented Nita is click here to view her flower arranging skills.
Nita, We have enjoyed touring your spring and summer gardens.  Thank you for graciously sharing with us.

Linking to:
 Metamorphosis MondayPotpourri FridaySeasonal SundaysWow Us Wednesday, and Open House Party Thursday.

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Sunday, March 4, 2012

Cherry Blossoms in Nita's Garden

Enjoy a stroll through my friend Nita's garden. You are in for a treat.
I can truly say my pictures do not do this beautiful garden justice.
Allée of cherry trees that were bought marked snowgoose white cherry.
But, we can clearly see they are beautiful pink cherry blossoms.
Nita is a master gardener and floral designer. Her interior decorating skills are also top notch. She has lived in Europe and traveled to many interesting places. Her home is elegantly decorated with many antique pieces and  lovely collections.

Very soon this area will be bursting with many large potted plants. Lemon trees, ivy topiaries, and rose standards to name a few are lush and beautiful. It is a little early to bring them out.

She bought this attractive tablerunner in Provence.
Her family and friends enjoy pleasant evenings sitting by the fire in season and enjoying the garden when a fire is not needed. Her terrace is truly a beautiful retreat.

Aren't the dogs cute! I couldn't resist taking their pictures too!

Stay tuned next week for her summer garden. Here is a preview pic.

This is my friend Nita, with her precious and adorable new grandaughter!
Thank you Nita for sharing your beautiful garden with us!

Linking to: Potpourri FridaySeasonal SundaysWow Us Wednesday, Vintage Inspiration Friday,Table Top Tuesday and Open House Party Thursday,
and Knick of Time.