Monday, April 27, 2009

In The Garden...

I thought I'd share some pictures from my weekend, including some of my garden in BLOOM!!!

On Friday, I had one allergy/sinus infection ridden daughter at the doctor's office, and
another who got to make her sissy jealous by relaying tales of the school field day! I guess I'd be jealous too if I had to miss out on games, popsicles, and face painting (see my "kitty kat" above after school!)!!

I spruced up my kitchen by potting some organic herbs from Whole Foods in S&H's line of garden pots from T@rget! I think I may do a whitewash finish on these pots...what do you think?

Mmmmmm....I love to use fresh herbs when cooking! Oregano, Mint, & Rosemary!

I also put some cheery yellow tulips in a vase on the counter! They look so pretty when I'm buzzing like a little bee in the kitchen! :)

{OK, can I just say I can't believe that I took this strawberry picture myself! I love how clean and graphic and fresh it turned out!! :)}

Anyway, by Saturday it was HOT, and I mean HOT outside, but that didn't deter us from going
Strawberry Pickin'!!

Or from going to the Neighborhood Yard Sale!!
Where I got this vintage Relish Tray/Dish from my neighbor 2 doors down! I am so happy to have this, it reminds me of my Hubby's family! Most family meals would have a little dish like this holding pickles on one side of the divider, and olives on the other! :)

I also spent some time in the Garden on Saturday and Sunday!!
I had to spray all of my roses for little munchie bugs :(, and just generally enjoyed seeing everything that is bursting forth from the ground!

Spring has definitely Sprung here!!

Momma and Daddy Eastern Bluebird are seen often flying to and from the bluebird birdhouse! I think there must be a little bluebird family inside :)!

We also spent time sitting on our "patio", watching the children play in the yard! We made the patio by laying out reclaimed bricks I got last summer from a 1920's house they tore down in our town into a rectangle shape, placing weed barrier over the bare dirt, and pea gravel on top. Super cheap, and it sure is great to sit out there in the evening as the kids run around! :)

We can look up and see this....

...The Carolina Blue Sky!! {It really is this blue most all of the time!}

What did you do this weekend?? :)


frillsfluffandtrucks said...

Your flowers are gorgeous! My garden is a couple of months behind yours.

~ Sarah

Jessica said...

Looks like you had a great weekend...your flowers are beautiful :-)

Stacey said...

Fun post Stacey. I love your new patio. We need to do the same spot in a shady spot we have.

Jessica said...

GORG! I don't have room for a garden : (

Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

Oh, I loved your garden pictures!! Where did you get your birdhouse? I saw one similar at JoAnn Fabric, but wasn't willing to pay $60 for it. :)

Heather said...

Your kitty is the cutest! Looks like you weekend was wonderful and the flowers are beautiful!!

Naturally Jules said...

Sounds like a lovely weekend - minus the Dr. visit w/allergies. I love your photos! They turned out great! Just found your blog and am loving it!

Stacey @ The Blessed Nest said...

Ms. Amanda,

I got the white birdhouse at a flea market, and the "weathered" one at a local garden nursery, specifically for the eastern bluebirds!!


southerninspiration said...

Stacey, gorgeous photos!!! It sounds like a fabulous weekend, except for the sinus infection!!


Shannon said...

What a great weekend! Your strawberry picture was great. If you hadn't said that you took it I would have thought it was a flickr image. :) Good job! :) All your flowers are beautiful!

Manuela@A Cultivated Nest said...

Your roses are beautiful - I love roses. Don't like spraying them though! Love the patio and gorgeous strawberry photo!


Kristen said...

Oh my - I love the plants and the "patio." I've been working on making our tiny little porch an outdoor living space of our own. And while we don't have a garden, I managed to wrangle some impatients into a pot. I suppose it will have to do for now - at least pink flowers make everything pretty! :) Enjoy this fabulous weather!

cherry said...

It is alll so lovely..I like your strawberry to you graphic chick you. cherry

Shell in your Pocket said...

soccer and then a little more soccer...

I love your garden...your sitting area is so very cute! I have been out weeding and Preening since 7am...what fun!
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