Saturday, May 23, 2020

MORE BLOOMS IN MY SPRING GARDEN

Recently I shared the latest addition to my garden, my lilac topiary.  While the lilac was blooming, my azaleas and rhododendron joined in and added  even more color to the landscape.  These plants have been part of my garden for many years.  The azalea is the first pop of color in the Spring.

A POP OF COLOR IN THE SIDE GARDEN
Behind the azalea you can see my clematis starting to climb the arbor. 
 I'll be sharing its purple blooms soon.

AZALEA AND CLEMATIS

I can see the azalea from my kitchen window. 
AZALEA BLOOMS



The rhododendron is in the front garden next to the limelight hydrangea.  It's one of the first plants I added to the garden when we moved here many years ago.  

BLOOMING RHODODENDRON

My rhododendron blooms never disappoint.







What blooms to you look forward to in the Spring?
I've been appreciating everything so much more with all that's happening in our world today.
How are you doing? 

To see my lilac topiary in bloom, go here.

Saturday, May 16, 2020

SUN AND SHADOWS; BLUE AND WHITE

At the first sign of warmer weather I hurry to open our screened porch.   It's our favorite place to enjoy the Spring.  As I noticed the sun and shadows flickering over the porch,  I
had to capture the way the light was working the room.  

SUN AND SHADOWS ON THE PORCH
I changed a few things from last Spring.   I moved the small garden table to the side of the day bed and added some ginger jars.  The Thomas Paul pillow has always been in this space.  It inspired the choice of blue and white for the porch.

GINGER JARS AND THOMAS PAUL PILLOW

The cloche with coral and a mercury glass bird has also been around for a while.  It changes locations frequently, but it remains a constant in the coastal room design.

CLOCHE WITH CORAL AND MERCURY GLASS BIRD
A CLOSER LOOK AT THE CLOCHE

I added the elephant last year.  The covered bottles have been around for a while.

CHINOISERIE ELEPHANT AND VINTAGE COVERED BOTTLES
SUNLIT COVERED BOTTLES
A vintage factory cart is my coffee table.  It's the perfect solution for a room exposed to the elements.

FACTORY CART COFFEE TABLE

LOOKING DOWN ONTO FACTORY CART
What do you look forward to when the weather warms?

Last year I updated the porch by adding green to the space.  If you'd like to see that post, go here.
FYI, that post shows the other side of the screened porch.