Happy happy joy joy! It’s time for spring.
I almost feel guilty in my time for spring celebration when I get an email from the Canadian snowbird with the following image attached.
A jaunt to the Home Depot garden center tops the time for spring planting to-do list. Curb appeal begins with spring cleaning, planting, updating and exterior decorating.
In order to achieve optimum spring curb appeal you gotta have the proper tools to get the job done.
A recent time for spring inventory of the tools and toys needed for the upcoming lawn and garden season resulted in the Places In The Home gang becoming proud owners of a new riding mower. This bad boy is 15.5HP of get the job done in no time power. In all the new lawn and garden toy excitement, Dave the Builder set the cutting height a tad too low. Let’s just say our front yard has that freshly
scalped mowed look.
That’s one way to eliminate the need to mow for a week or two.
Purple Diamond Loropetalum is good for an early blast of bloom and color. I won’t go so far as to say it basically grows itself, but once established it is low maintenance.
Every time I say Loropetalum I think of sayings you only hear in the South and one I consider a classic- going by Laura’s house. Going by Laura’s house is the term my mother’s best friend’s mother coined years ago for when she would have to go out of her way to get to her intended destination. Miss Melba called that going by Laura’s house. It wasn’t until recently that my mother discovered the truth about going by Laura’s house, and now we say it all the time. How I love the sayings you only hear in the South.
HGTV inspiration strikes again. Add a dollar store drop in to the time for spring lawn and garden list.
Sightings of buds and blooms in spring fling color usher in spring and Easter parade palettes.
You know it’s time for spring by the scents and sights of spring in full bloom. I would love to be able to bottle the the fragrance of freshly picked wisteria to use as a linen spray on crisp cotton sheets.
Fresh flowers, delightful fragrances, visually stunning table settings, and the scent and sight of it’s time for spring in the late afternoon or evening gorgeously set the scene, mood and table for spring entertaining.
The “I Love a Charade” episode of Sex and the City is my garden party touchstone.
Beautifully accessorized tables.
The essentials of spring entertaining.
Hydrangeas paired with a blue and white porcelain Chinoiserie planter makes a gorgeous garden party presentation.
What’s a garden party without a garden salad?
Time, nature and the calendar tells us it’s time for spring. Our senses alert us to spring’s arrival. Color rich gardens show us the beauty of spring.
I do love a season that shows out.