Tag: azaleas

Lakeside Table + Botanic Garden Blooms

Happy Wednesday! We’ve had some beautiful spring weather this past week and the pollen is starting to wane. . . *achoo* ;) I set a table in celebration to enjoy a little outdoor and lakeside dining! Have a seat by your favorite flower and join me as we dine with some botanic blooms. Portmeirion Botanic…

Keep the Light: DIY Spring Wreath with Blooming Wellies

Happy Monday! I’m trying to keep a ‘spring in my step’ during these uncertain times. Staying busy with gardening and outdoor projects seems to help and I’ve been puttering around the Potting Shed and doing a little spring clean up. Gardening can be a great stress reliever even it’s daily small tasks, like weeding, watering,…

Dreaming of Spring: Flower Therapy and Garden Blooms

Happy Friday! Spring is less than a month away (by the calendar anyway :) and I’m counting down the days. We’ve had a mild winter overall, albeit a very wet and dreary one. I’m reaching into the archives to pick some garden blooms and flowers around the Potting Shed to share today. It’s never too…

Flowers for Mother’s Day and Lakeside Table

Celebrate Mom with flowers for Mother’s Day! You’ll find flower arranging tips along with table inspiration to create your own floral centerpiece or bouquet using both grocery store and garden flowers. May is a busy month filled with events and celebrations, not the least of which is Mother’s Day! It’s also my favorite spring month…

Weekend Waterview

Happy Sunday! Here’s a little weekend waterview. . . I took these photos over the last couple of weeks. . . The viburnums and azaleas have peaked and most of the blooms are now petal confetti after 35 mph hour winds and storms blew through on Friday. It was the perfect ‘bird-chirping-weather’ yesterday. . .…

Spring in Bloom and Happy Earth Day!

Happy Earth Day! Spring is in bloom here in North Carolina! The azaleas were perfectly in sync and timed to bloom with Easter’s arrival this year. . . I love it when it works out that way! I’m always amazed at how quickly the azaleas go from bud to bloom. . .don’t go out-of-town for…

Weekend Waterview: Rising Water, Welcome Sunshine and Ducks

Happy Sunday! After a soggy week and 4 inches of rain we are finally drying out and enjoying some welcome sunshine! The lake level is at full pond and our neighbor’s dock looks like it’s floating on the water. The Snowball Viburnum and white spring blooms are waning and the azaleas are peaking. It’s been the…

Potting Shed: Growing a Garden Hose Wreath with Blooming Wellies

Do you have garden fever? Our freeze date is April 15th and I’ve been circling the garden centers in anticipation! Despite the flowers calling my name, I’ve resisted temptation, learning the hard way over the years how unpredictable Mother Nature can be. We’ve had balmy, spring weather in February and frigid, winter weather in March. After warming up again…

Weekend Waterview: Spring Blooms

We’re enjoying some beautiful spring weather this weekend with temperatures in the 70s. Our azaleas are starting to bloom. . . I was worried that our late cold snap in March would nip those blooms in the bud. ;) Trees are just starting to leaf out. . . Our Chinese Snowball Viburnum is blooming with…