Saturday, April 30, 2016

Spring Stirrings...

Gardens have always seemed so magical to me! As the flowers slowly emerge from the soil, there's a sense of renewal in the garden...a hope of what is to come.

The flowers, bird baths, feeders & stone walls that we've added have created a habitat to attract creatures to our gardens.They've opened  up a wonderful world to observe & enjoy. The garden is a very busy place in the spring.

The birds start Spring house hunting...

...And gathering nesting material to prepare for their babies.

The butterflies start appearing again and are enjoying the beautiful Spring time blossoms!

Grape Hyacinths bring color to the early Spring garden.

The blossoms on the Crab apple trees are simply gorgeous! The bees have been swarming all over these trees the last couple days.

Daffodils are one of the first harbingers of Spring in the gardens. So cheerful!

Violas ~ a Springtime favorite!

Thursday, April 7, 2016

In The Potting Shed

I'm getting a little impatient to get back out in the potting shed but the weather here in Pa. isn't helping. There's been the occasional warm day but it's mostly been in the 40's & 50's lately. We even had snow last weekend!

Every summer I try to come up with new ideas to add to the potting shed. Since I'm waiting for warmer temps to arrive I thought I'd share a few things that I've added to my garden shed since last posting about it.

I've had this old Hoosier for awhile now. I'd used it in my house as  a place to display my Jadeite, green depression glass, enamelware, etc... I have a lot of collections of vintage items & I change them out several times a year.

I found a new cabinet at an auction that I replaced it with so last Summer my old hoosier found a new home in my potting shed. It now holds supplies and gardening collectibles.

I displayed several of my old galvanized watering cans on top of the Hoosier.

A vintage hairpin flower frog, garden tools & old seed ad are displayed on the Hoosier.

This old floral painting was a sweet flea market find. I'm looking forward to the flea markets opening up again for the season.Who knows what treasures I'll find this summer to add to the potting shed!