Gardening Tales

Celebrating Spring With A Garden Party

April 27, 2018
Good Morning and thank you for joining myself and four other bloggers as we celebrate Spring with a Garden Party! We are so glad to have you and hope that you will join us as we share our gardening dreams and joys with you. Gardening is tricky business, as you know, but when those first blooms of the season pop open or those tender seedlings show their first sprouts it's an awesome moment in the heart of a gardener.

This Spring garden party is all about what grows in our hearts as much as what grows in our soil. We all know that gardening is one of the best therapies in town and free. ( well if you don't count the dollars spent on plants!)

It is early Spring for us all and our gardens are still a little bare. Today I am sharing some views of our front flowerbeds. You can see the boxwood are coming back in full force as are the yellow daylilies and dwarf Magnolias. I have planted some nasturtium and cosmos seeds on the other side of the ornamental grass. The weather has worked against me this year as we keep dropping into the 30's and 40's at night and seeds don't sprout well in cool soil.

I like to make the most of our Texas Spring by planting some cool weather plants in pots. Snapdragons and petunias thrive in cool days and nights. Our growing season is long so when these cool weather blooms tire of the heat I will switch them out with ferns.

Our lacy Japanese Maple just recently leafed out.

As the early morning sunlight casts her warm glow on our front porch I sit and sip my steaming cup of coffee. It is here that I dream of the flower gardens that will burst into color in a very short time.

But for now we wait for Summer blooms.

Some days it seems as though we live in bunnyville so in honor of their new babies, I have placed several bunny statues among the flowers.

I enjoy adding garden d├ęcor to various spots around the yard. This is a niche in our outdoor entry and a great spot to add a variety of garden treasures. Some are purchased, others I have made.

My garden angel watches over the garden and I think she is pleased to see the drift roses are just about to burst into bloom.

Thank you so much for joining me today and I hope that you will spend a little time visiting one another as well as my other gardening friends.

Happy gardening!

"More In A Garden Grows Than What The Gardener Sows."

It is time for everyone to share what grows in their gardens now or in the past!

Have a Daily cup Of Mrs. Olson/Home and Gardening With Liz/

Life and Linda/ Poofing the Pillows/At Home With Jemma

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  1. I love your gardens, so pretty and the angel is so cute. We are getting a slow start here due to the cold and wet weather.

  2. It seems like everyone has had a strange spring this year. I hope the temps warm up and your floral seeds will take off soon. Your summers are so different than ours. I can plant the same annuals and they'll be there all summer. Speaking of bunnies- we just discovered the bottom of a maple tree that a bunny chewed on- they're cute but they sure can create havoc quickly! Statues are much more friendly! Can't wait to see your more of gardens as the season moves along!

  3. I want to live in Bunnyville! Everything looks so nice, peaceful and serene around you. I can see why you spend time out in your garden.

  4. This is beautiful, Jemma! I'm so glad you are my neighbor and I get to enjoy your beautiful gardens too. :)

  5. Penny at Enjoying The Simple ThingsApril 27, 2018 at 5:14 AM

    Your spring garden is looking lovely! We are just starting to do our landscaping in the new house this coming week. I am going to try and join your party next month.

  6. What prettiness, Jemma! Your spring blooms are our midsummer blooms! They look terrific -- love the color. Snapdragons are a favorite and zinnias, too!

  7. Your mug is so pretty and I love the garden angel. Old fashioned flowers are my favorite! Happy Spring!

  8. Beautiful Jemma! Your garden is probably about the same time as mine! Thanks so much for hosting!

  9. Your gardens look lovely already, my sweet friend! Not much going on here, lots of rain and still no leaves on the trees so I shall live vicariously through you all!

  10. Bunnyville looks like fun. So much cuteness. Your garden is so pretty. Snapdragons and petunias are a favorite. I see you have a lovely garden angel too. I love mine. I want to see more my sweet friend. So thankful to be co-hosting with you. Happy weekend. xo

  11. Jemma - your gardens are looking good and far ahead of my Minnesota ones. It will be fun to see how everyone's gardens progress over the summer. Happy gardening!

  12. Beautifu, Jemma! My days have been full of gardening and my heart full of joy. I love this time of year and the smells of the fresh earth as I dig in the soil. Thanks for hosting this garden party.

  13. So very pretty! Our spring has been galloping along, with one type of flower after another quickly usurping attention. But I don't mind -- spring is my favorite time in the garden.

  14. Jemma, you have such a beautiful garden! Love the bunnies and angel you've tucked into for a bit of whimsy. I lost one of my Japanese Maples this year. I think it was because we had such a dry winter. I have always loves Snapdragons and Zinnias. Hope you are having fun on your vacation!

  15. What a joyous moment to come into your garden dear heart. I need it. Yesterday was an emotional rollercoaster for me when I got a call at school indicating that my beloved husband had collapsed and was sent to the emergency room. He's staying overnight and my nerves were unsettled all night, but the Peace of God has calmed me. Connections with friends near and far and keeping the "normal" flowing helps. Thank you for this lovely tour. I want to see more of this gorgeous French-style home of yours!

  16. Just beautiful Jemma! Starting the day with a mug of coffee in the garden is the best therapy and way to begin the day! Thanks so much for hosting, I'm marking this party on my calendar! Happy Weekend ♥

  17. Jemma,
    I always enjoy seeing what you've been up to in your lovely garden! Thank you for hosting!

  18. Jemma, I love all the pretty blooms and accessories in this post! Your Japanese maple is pretty, too!

  19. Hi Jemma! Sooo pretty!! I love your early spring garden. I bet it's really filling in now that the warmer weather is heating up. Thank you for the invitation to join the party ~ I shared an early spring version of the garden, too. Happy to stop by and visit with all the ladies on the garden tour. I tweeted the party and will continue sharing photos from different blogs I visit this weekend.

    Thank you and happy spring!
    Barb :)

  20. Wonderful garden!Love all of your pictures!Thanks for hosting this great party with Jann and others!

  21. I wish I had just a few of your gardening skills!! Not much has begun to grow here, but I did have a few daffodils come up (which is a miracle in itself!!)!

  22. You have so much beauty to enjoy in your garden, Jemma! I love, love your garden angel, and your Japanese maple is so pretty. You must so love sipping your coffee while overlooking your beautiful flowers. Thanks for hosting your garden party.

  23. It's a lovely garden party! Here in the middle south things are getting an even slower start, about 3-4 weeks behind you, but the anticipation is as great! Thanks for starting the party Jemma, and I'll be sure to come back, share and join in as my garden grows.

  24. Can't think of anything nicer than a spring garden party and yours is so beautifully styled. I love the coffee cup!

  25. You are such a talented gardener! I love, LOVE your garden angel! I need to find one just like her! The photo of the flowers and grapevine wreath is so pretty!!!! I cannot wait to get some flowers in....we have had a couple of very warm days but I don't dare begin until Memorial Day weekend! Leaves are just barely coming out here! But it's a start!! Enjoy your gardening adventure! have a nice weekend Jemma!

  26. Your front flower beds look very nice, Jemma. You certainly know how to plant lovely flowers and keep up with the garden. Everything looks green and groomed. I love how the red roses look in the pink rose vase, so pretty. And the bunny looks sweet among the vibrant flowers. I look forward to seeing your drift roses. I have been to the Rose Garden down the street from my house, and they are all blooming beautifully. Such a treat to see them every Spring. : )

    love, ~Sheri

  27. lowcarbdiabeticJanMay 8, 2018 at 11:40 AM

    Oh what joy to see a wonderful Spring post.
    Thank you.

    All the best Jan


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