Floral Friday: Spring in Bloom on the Porch


Happy Friday! I’m welcoming March with a ‘spring in my step’ for a little indoor ‘gardening’ and blooms on the porch!

A special thanks to Shirley at Housepitality Designs for Floral Friday and for providing me with some much-needed flower therapy.  You’ll find the links for more floral inspiration from my blogging friends at the bottom of this post.


With the calendar page turned to March, we’re closer to spring’s arrival~ a cause for celebration!


A “Hello Spring” pillow greeted me at HomeGoods last week, with wellies sprouting flowers and providing a little indoor gardening inspiration on the porch.

I’m thinking outside the vase with watering cans blooming with flowers. . .

And a pair of garden gloves (too pretty to use!) provide some welcome flower therapy.


While spring is still weeks away by the calendar, our unseasonably warm February and temperatures in the mid to upper 70s have the daffodils and trees bursting into bloom.


A pair of wellies are blooming with a combination of hydrangeas, alstroemeria and spray roses. . .

And butterflies represent a metamorphosis of winter to spring.


Can you tell I’m all aflutter with thoughts of an early spring?

Spring nesting season is here, with the arrival of birds and nests. . .

Butterflies. . .


Bunnies and tulips. . .

And beginning of gardening season.


Visit my blogging friends for some additional flower therapy and beautiful blooms. . .

Shirley at Housepitality Designs

Liddy at FrenchGardenHouse

Pam at Everyday Living


 Butterfly Watering Can / MacKenzie-Childs

Threshold Apple Blossom Garden Gloves, Tools and Boots / Target

‘Hello Spring’ Pillow and throw / HomeGoods

Michel Design Works Tray / Tuesday Morning

Thank you for your visit, sharing with:

 Metamorphosis Monday

  46 comments for “Floral Friday: Spring in Bloom on the Porch

  1. Pat
    March 2, 2018 at 6:24 am

    Hi Mary. I am not sure what happened but I am not getting any pictures at all . Did click on one of the blogs attached and theirs is displaying. Will check back to see if it is just a glitch. Hugs to you!

  2. March 2, 2018 at 6:31 am

    Mary, your porch is a beautiful welcome to bring on spring. The colorful wellies and watering can are bursting with beautiful blooms. And yes, the garden gloves are much too pretty to play in the dirt. The plates are gorgeous with birds and nests. The birds have been so active around here and that means spring is definitely coming soon. Gorgeous flower therapy that I needed. Have a beautiful weekend!

  3. Pat
    March 2, 2018 at 6:31 am

    Ok now I feel crazy as I clicked on your entry at bottom and now there are pictures. So sorry. Technology is wonderful when it works appropriately. Or is it the operator?

    • March 2, 2018 at 7:57 am

      Hi Pat, No worries! If it happens again, try clearing the browser cache and cookies. Also make sure your browser is up to date. WordPress blogs are best viewed with Chrome (which is what I use) instead of Inter Explorer. You can install more than one browser and find help here: https://browsehappy.com/ Thank you for your visit and enjoy your weekend. ♥

  4. angela carrera
    March 2, 2018 at 6:35 am

    love your shed, but love your porch as well. GORGEOUS!!! thanks for sharing!!!

    Angela from NJ

  5. Susan Stanley from NH
    March 2, 2018 at 7:00 am

    Hi Mary,
    I’m so glad I found your site! I think my favorite thing is the photos of the floral wellies with their colorful bouquets. Second is the tray you found with the birds and spring theme. Wow, such wonderful pictures as well! I’ve got to get moving for the day, but I’m leaving this OPEN on my computer screen, to come back to tonight. Then I get to check out all the interesting finds running on the right side of the screen. Thanks for sharing!

  6. March 2, 2018 at 7:15 am

    Well, my heart is all a “flutter” over your porch that is so beautifully ushering in the joys of Spring! You are so right by your statement of thinking outside the watering can as your creations are always amaze us. I think if I picked up a book that did not have your “name” under the photos, I would know that they were yours, as I could spot your “signature” creations anywhere! We thank you for always making us smile!! Happy, happy that you are part of our happy bi-monthly flower group!

  7. Karen Wright
    March 2, 2018 at 7:30 am

    Simply Beatiful, as usual!!! Happy floral Friday, Mary!!!

  8. March 2, 2018 at 7:30 am

    Your porch is gorgeous as usual!!! Just love how bright and cheery it all is and I am loving that little green stool.

  9. Donna C
    March 2, 2018 at 7:45 am

    So very pretty!!! The gloves are too pretty to use!

  10. March 2, 2018 at 7:55 am

    Mary, the hello spring pillow was PERFECT for your post with the flowers in your boots! Now, only you could spy that and make a plan immediately.
    I’m refreshed and inspired after reading your post. Love the new group.
    Shirley is right, you have signature looks that I would recognize, too.💜

  11. Roxanne
    March 2, 2018 at 8:11 am

    Mary, that is so beautiful! The pillow is adorable. These unusually warm days are making me itch to get my screen porch set up. Trying to restrain myself because our last frost date is April 15 here in Upstate SC, plus all the yellow pollen is yet to come. Till then, I will satisfy myself with your beautiful pictures!

  12. March 2, 2018 at 8:16 am

    Oh Mary I bet you swooned when you saw that cute pillow, it has your name all over it! Adorable and your arrangements with the blooms and butterflies just sing Spring!! I LOVE the MKC watering can!! Lots of painting inspiration in your post…Floral Fridays with you, Shirley, Pam and Liddy will be a much looked forward to treat!!

  13. Jo
    March 2, 2018 at 8:29 am

    Mary, Loved “Spring in Bloom on the Porch” can’t wait til warm weather so I can get out & decorate my deck. Lots of beautiful ideas as always. Jo

  14. March 2, 2018 at 8:30 am

    Mary, this is my first visit to you blog and it is lovely. Your floral design is such a happy one and is great inspiration to me on a cold snowy morning. Looking forward to enjoying your creativity on Floral Fridays.

  15. March 2, 2018 at 8:43 am

    You are making me wish it was springtime! Lovely, love those plates!!

  16. March 2, 2018 at 9:02 am

    Mary, you sure do have a Spring in your step. Love the Floral Friday idea. Will be following all of you. Quite the inaugural event.

  17. March 2, 2018 at 9:06 am

    What a wonderful group this will be providing us with gorgeous flower therapy every other week! I so look forward to it! Your porch always makes me happy. I LOVE the pot that the tulips are in!!!! I would love one like that! The pillow is adorable and your flower creations are amazing. have a beautiful weekend. We are getting hit with the “Nor easter”…UGH:(

  18. Susan Bergman
    March 2, 2018 at 9:18 am

    I walked into Home Goods earlier this week and spotted the same pillow and grabbed it right away for my porch!! You have such a magical way of decorating. it’s just so warm and welcoming. My only question is where do you you store all this seasonal stuff, off season? I’m bursting at the seams and can’t find anything! Not to mention, hubby is losing patience with all my “seasonal stuff!” They don’t understand! LOVE your blog. Simply the best!

  19. March 2, 2018 at 9:46 am

    Mary, your porch just exemplifies spring! I am so excited to be your Floral Friday friend, I know I will always be inspired by your beautiful inspirations. My heart is a flutter with thoughts of the garden and spring, just by reading your post. Happy weekend, dear Mary.

  20. Debbie
    March 2, 2018 at 10:21 am

    I just love floral Fridays! Such inspiration and all so pretty to look at. Keep them coming!

  21. Rita C.
    March 2, 2018 at 10:47 am

    Mary, what a most perfectly coordinated bouquet in that pair of wellies – wow! Your posts always inspire me, and today’s reminded me of a bunny friend tucked away that I must pull out (the upward sniffing one). I can’t even begin to tell you how happy March makes me, and your porch is so inviting of the season. Have a great weekend.

  22. Ali
    March 2, 2018 at 11:12 am

    Beautiful series of photos! And why not arrange flowers in wellies or watering cans? You have inspired me for when my hydrangea is in bloom again.

  23. Gail
    March 2, 2018 at 12:18 pm

    Your porch epitomizes Spring

  24. Linda Charlton
    March 2, 2018 at 12:21 pm

    So jealous of your weather. I am sitting here watching the snow swirl. Can’t wait for warmer weather here in PA.

  25. March 2, 2018 at 2:12 pm

    Mary, this certainly has me dreaming of warmer days. We have sunshine today, but it is very nippy. I love the MKC watering can. I almost purchased one like this recently. I have the tiny one in this series. Perfect excuse to order it for flowersl. Keep thinking butterflies and blooms. Spring will be soon! Think of you every day. I know your heart aches. Sending you big hugs.

  26. March 2, 2018 at 3:40 pm

    Very pretty Mary-lovin’ your new pillow! It has been snowing like crazy all day here today, crazy windy too!!! I’m ready for those 70 degree temps, have a great weekend:@)

  27. Patrica Parker
    March 2, 2018 at 3:45 pm

    Thanks for making my day with thoughts of Spring. We are in the middle of a terrible storm here in Plymouth, MA.

  28. Cyndi Raines
    March 2, 2018 at 6:02 pm

    I can almost smell the sweet smell of spring. Love that pillow! Thought Jenna had painted it with you in mind. Excited about this new Friday adventure. Thanks Mary, thanks Ladies.😊🌾⚘

  29. franki
    March 2, 2018 at 7:37 pm

    I am SO READY for spring (and your wellies!!) franki

  30. Catherine LUXEREAU
    March 3, 2018 at 4:27 am

    Bonjour Mary, Il est très beau votre porche d’entrée;;;splendide avec ces couleurs, ces fleurs…C’est très gai et lumineux et cela fait du bien au moral…Vous êtes très très douée…Bravo pour vos créations c’est super joli et c’est toujours fait avec beaucoup de gout et d’élégance. Bonne journée !

    • March 3, 2018 at 6:06 am

      Thank you Catherine for your sweet comments and visits! Happy Weekend ♥

  31. March 3, 2018 at 10:26 am

    Hi Mary, my name is Dolores, I am Spanish and I live in Madrid, Spain. I get to you through my dear friend Pam.
    Just tell you that it is a pleasure to visit your blog so full of color that conveys joy. I loved your presentation for spring. I hope to be assiduous from now on.
    A hug

  32. March 3, 2018 at 10:40 am

    What an adorable and inspiring post!!! I do believe and live “Flower therapy”…Hugs!

  33. Norma Rolader
    March 3, 2018 at 9:36 pm

    Gorgeous and beautifully decorated

  34. Marina Brivio
    March 4, 2018 at 9:20 am

    Ciao Mary questa è la mia prima visita al tuo sito, amo tutti i fiori e il tuo portico è l’emblema della primavera che spero qui da noi arrivi presto perché ieri avevamo ancora neve…felicità Marina😘🍀🌷🌸🌹

  35. March 4, 2018 at 11:19 am

    Mary, there isn’t anything on that porch that I don’t like!! Therefore, please send it all to me!! LOL!! Sure wish it was that easy! 50s here today..but snow Tuesday..oh well, it’s Indiana just wait around and the weather will change!! 🌹💐🥀🌹🌷🌺🌸🌼🌻❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

  36. March 5, 2018 at 11:16 am

    Gorgeous flower arrangements as usual. I particularly love the one in the Wellies. You’ve totally inspired me for Spring!

  37. March 5, 2018 at 3:21 pm

    Despite our dreary weather, YOU make me want to dash out on the freezing porch and pull my evergreens off—and drag out the tulips! Grins, lovely!

  38. March 6, 2018 at 8:28 am

    I am looking at your post early on a Tuesday morning, and it is such a ray of sunshine on a dreary, cold day here! Those wellies filled with bright colorful flowers are such a joy. I love this new Floral Friday group and am excited to see all the wonderful florals. My only problem is that this house that we moved to had no flowers whatsoever, I did a lot of planting last year and I see some crocuses and daffodils popping up, but we are so far behind here in the north. I will have to continue to just admire your gorgeous floral presentations!!!

  39. Robyn
    March 6, 2018 at 9:34 am

    This porch makes me happy today with the gloomy skies outside! Thanks for sharing! Your posts always make my day! Happy Tuesday!

  40. March 10, 2018 at 2:18 am

    Such a nice color pattern on the gloves and wellies. Lovely porch and a perfect set up to welcome Spring.

  41. March 11, 2018 at 4:44 pm

    I love everything. You truly are rocking this fabulous Easter designs.

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