Category: Spring

In the Potting Shed: Peonies Last Hurrah

I’m in the Potting Shed with peonies which have been blooming for a couple a weeks now. I cut the last few blooms right before a heavy rain this week to prevent the flowers from shattering. I found a pretty blue and white Johnson Brothers Prince Royal transferware platter on sale while shopping with a friend a…

Around the Potting Shed: Pretty in Pink Blooms and Peonies

 I hope you had a Happy and flower-filled Mother’s Day! I’ve been busy as a bee, buzzing and planting around the Potting Shed.  Pretty in pink blooms are popping up everywhere. . . A watering can, freshly picked from HomeGoods, with a pretty pink flower as a rose came home with me. . . A…

A Garden Table Setting with Azaleas, Roses, and Snowballs

I’m at the Table with Azaleas, Roses, and Snowballs~ Snowball Viburnum that is, in a celebration of spring flowers! Spring has in been in bloom for several weeks now, pollen has started to wane and it’s perfect weather to dine outdoors again!  I set a table that’s a mix of old and new that’s casual and comfortable for a…

In the Potting Shed: Blooming Tole Trays and Flowers!

Happy Monday! Did you have a good weekend? My weekend was productive and with some glorious bird-chirping weather and Carolina blue skies to help me whistle while I worked. I’ve been itching to play in my Potting Shed and do some container gardening now that our threat of frost is over. I promised myself that would…

Shed-Keeping and Spring Cleaning!

Happy Saturday to you!  I’m slowly digging my way out of spring cleaning and shed-keeping projects. It’s been a messy couple of weeks but worthwhile with much-needed repair and painting for our ceilings, exterior trim and porches. While the painters were here, my Potting Shed got her trim freshened up and a coat of semi-transparent stain on her shakes…

Flowers and Garden Spring Arrangement and Giveaway!

Is Mother Nature sending warm spring weather your way? Our below freezing temperatures are finally behind us and we’re enjoying temperatures in the 60s and 70s this week! Our azaleas are blooming and we covered our Chinese Snowball Viburnum to protect her buds and blooms from frost this past weekend. The “snowballs” resemble large hydrangea blooms, which…

Ready to Garden: Itchy Palms and Spring Planting!

Are your palms itching to dig in the dirt and fill your containers and beds with spring and summer annuals? Our frost date in North Carolina is April 15th but we all know how unpredictable Mother Nature can be. I learned the hard way not be tempted by all the beautiful flowers arriving in the garden centers in March and early…

Spring Flowers in Bloom

Happy Friday! For those of you in a deep freeze or still covered in snow, I sharing some spring flowers! Our March was warm and mild but with April’s arrival has been blustery and cold. Another freeze is in the forecast this weekend with temperatures dipping down in the 20s. Azaleas are in bloom. . . Dear Mother Nature:…

Layered Spring Salad for Easter

This layered salad is sure to be the hit of your next potluck or Easter celebration.  It’s also make-ahead and customizable to your taste. I have a Layered Spring Salad to serve alongside your ham for your Easter menu and or for your next family gathering or potluck! Seven-layer salads were popular in the South in the 70s…

In the Potting Shed: Planting Spring Bulbs in a Drawer!

Do you have spring fever? We’ve had a couple of beautiful weeks of March weather. More recently it’s been cold and blustery, but I’m ready for some garden time, flowers, eggs and bunnies, with Easter on its way!   I had little spring garden fun in the Potting Shed, repurposing and upcycling a drawer as a planter! I…