The first day of spring is right around the corner, and spring garden buzz is building.
“Beauty surrounds us, but usually we need to be walking in a garden to know it.”
Green is the color of spring- a back to nature neutral that lushly complements all shades of green and spring related colors.
Hydrangeas bud, bloom, and beautify the Southern flower garden.
The blue hydrangea bush Dave the Builder planted for me last spring bit the dust this winter.
Although our winter was mild compared to our northern friends, yours truly failed to properly protect the hydrangea bush during the one below freezing blast we did have.
Guess what’s on my spring garden buzz list to plant.
Fliers from local nurseries and garden centers are beginning to arrive in the mail, and I’m plotting the potting garden path to full bloom color.
Local farmers are preparing the fields, ready to plant, water, and harvest the sweetest corn and tomatoes soon to be the stars of the local farm stand.
“Springtime is the land awakening. The March winds are the morning yawn.”
There’s no two ways about it, getting garden ready involves getting a little garden dirty.
Enter the garden workstation.
Opening a bag of potting soil, filling a pot or planter with it and working the soil, adding the seeds or gingerly removing a plant or flower from the nursery pot, and placing the plant or flower into the pot is a relaxing therapy session of sorts.
Country Living – Photo by Tim Street-Porter
Garden workstations, potting tables, and potting benches make life in the garden so much easier.
Outdoor Garden Wood Storage Waterproof Tool Shed w/ Potting Bench
There’s plenty of options of both the retail and DIY kind.
The chippy chic farm table I found at a curbside boutique (trash) worked for years until it disintegrated.
Before that, two saw horses and a sheet of pressure- treated plywood got the job done.
Deluxe Cedar Potting Bench
The point is a garden workstation is garden potting, trimming, storage hub.
Customizing a potting bench is as simple as a gallon of paint and garden perfect hardware and hooks.
Bee Metal Wall Hook
Simplicity Floppy Hat Women’s UPF 50+ Straw Sun Beach Hat
Large Market Basket – Threshold™
Gardman 1-Gallon Galvanized Steel Watering Can
Joules Mid Molly Welly
Container ideas for early spring planting from Garden Answer.
Isn’t this gorgeous!
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Door portrait 🌿 // How incredible is this facade ?! You should have seen my face when I randomly passed by this incredible facade 😳😱! Perfection!
My first thought when I saw this pink wheelbarrow was what a great Mother’s Day gift idea.
Marathon Industries Pink Poly Wheelborrow
A pink wheelbarrow loaded with garden goodies such as a flat of color rich flowers, a bag of mulch, gardening gloves and the like will be a big hit with the gardenista group.
Roepickers Work Gloves Blue Floral – Smith & Hawken
Better Homes & Gardens
Estate and garage sales are garden supplies treasure troves for finding pots, planters, tools, and decorative garden statues in good and stylish curb appeal condition.
Garden cloches help to keep cute garden visitors from feasting upon plants and flowers.
Willow Cloche Protector
Stepping stones add instant flair and function to lawn and garden.
The first hint of spring comes through longer days and first traces of pollen in rain puddles along the driveway.
Wind chimes doing their spring thing, early morning into afternoon serenades from the feathered choir and full blooms of back yard azalea bushes remind me of early Aprils spent in Texas lazing around the sleep porch at my great-grandparent’s house.
LDa Architecture & Interiors
Ticking Stripe Blue Decorative 20-inch Throw Pillows (Set of 2)
Surikova Ticking Cotton Lumbar Pillow
Emails, E cards, and online greetings rule the present day communication preferences, but there’s something about the handwritten note that is still so special.
Vegetable Greetings Card Pack
USPS Wild Orchids Forever Stamps
In keeping with the ever popular bee theme, I’m sharing these spring garden buzz appropriate and ever stylish dish and decor options.
Safavieh Hand-Hooked Chelsea Aubree Country Oriental Wool Rug
The taste of spring in a bottle becomes a recipe project ready to bee keep and gift.
Photo by Jose Picayo
8 cups mild honey
10 sprigs of rosemary
In a medium saucepan over low heat, cook honey and 6 sprigs rosemary just until honey begins to bubble around the edges. Remove from heat and let steep for 20 minutes.
Using tongs, remove and discard rosemary sprigs and any stray leaves. To decant, divide honey among 4 clean 16-ounce jars. Let cool completely, about 40 minutes. Insert 1 fresh sprig rosemary into each jar, and tighten lids to seal.
-Country Living Magazine
Studio Silversmiths Beehive Crystal Honey Jar
Free Printable Bee Tag
Free Printable Bee Tags
Embellish the jar with a free printable bee tag of your choice secured with natural raffia or bee inspired ribbon for a fun and festive look.
Black + Taupe Bee Printed Woven Cotton Ribbon • 3/4″
After sourcing and sharing these spring garden lovelies, I know I can certainly see what all the spring garden buzz is about.
With one week to go until the first day of spring, it’s time to plan your get it growing garden.