Are you in need of some flower therapy or a dose of spring with all the rain and snow across the US? The past 6 months have been one for the record books here in North Carolina, with 38 inches of rain, just 4 inches shy our annual total. The lake is full to overflowing and the dry creek bed by my Potting Shed is currently a moat. . .I need a drawbridge to cross it!
We were thrilled to see the rain move out, making way for some welcome sunshine yesterday and have a couple of warm, rain free days in a row in the forecast to look forward to this week. . . a rare occurrence these days!
I gathered some flower therapy from the archives with the promise of spring and summer blooms to come. Click on the links if you like to visit for more details and blooms!
Wellies and watering cans filled with flowers
Repurpose a drawer as a planter for spring with bulbs, eggs, moss and bunny!
Alfresco spring dining and more teapot bouquets from my Floral Friday Friends
If you’re a follower you know, I have a ‘thing’ for jars. I’m always happy to create Ball Jar Bouquets using vintage mason jars!
The first flush of spring blooms around the Potting Shed from the peonies, salvia, roses and clematis
Think outside the vase when it comes to arranging flowers. A vintage tea kettle is given a new purpose, filled with garden flowers.
Add some colorful garden blooms to your table inspired by an English garden
Create a pollinator-friendly garden habitat in just a few simple steps.
Lamb’s Ear buzzing with bees, hydrangeas and roses
Tole trays provide the perfect ‘chippiness’ and patina of faded flowers to pair with terra cotta pots, vintage garden tools and mason jars filled with flowers in the Potting Shed.
Perennial favorites from my flower bed of inspiration and their blooming pages
I’m sharing some flower love to help brighten your rainy days with a little giveaway. . .
I found this blooming reverse umbrella last spring. Little did I know when I ordered it, how much use it would get! I absolutely love it and feel a bit like Mary Poppins whenever I close it. ;)
Are you familiar with reverse or inverted umbrellas? The inside-out design makes it so much easier to use than a regular umbrella, especially getting in and out of a car in the rain as it prevents water from dripping on you as the umbrella closes.
The c-shaped handle makes it easy to hang on your shopping cart, arm or hang a bag off of when you carry it, so you have a free hand. They’re also available in so many colorful designs and flowers!
I’m giving away a reverse umbrella with the design of your choice to two followers in anticipation of spring rain and April showers. For a chance to win, leave a comment telling me your favorite garden flower.
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This giveaway is open to those living in the continental U.S. through midnight, March 8th and sponsored by me.
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“Flowers always make people better, happier, and more helpful; they are sunshine, food and medicine for the soul.”
~ Luther Burbank
Wishing you sunshine and flowers!