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Wednesday, February 9, 2011

~A Garden Party~

Good day!  Yes, you read right, I am joining a Garden Party.  Now I know many of you are getting blasted again by old man Winter and the very thing that you need is a Garden Party.  So put on your flowing gowns, plunk on your garden hat and let's get going.  We are headed over to Sarah's house.  Remember the sweet little white kitchen that I showed you recently?  Well, she is serving up a lovely scene in her garden.  Hopefully there will be some lemonade and cookies, if not, I will bring some along.

First let's take a look at what my garden looks like in the Spring time.  This is my back yard.

My side yard.

My front yard leaves a lot to be desired still.  It will be my project this Spring, I desperately need some inspiration for it, though.

I hope you enjoyed your little garden party, come on inside and help yourself to tea and cookies and I will see you again very soon, I hope.  Be sure to go over to Sarah's and enjoy her lovely garden, too.

She has a beautiful garden for you to see.

Have a wonderful day, my friends.  Stay safe and warm!



Jenifer said...

Oh Cindy!!! I was ready for spring before reading this, now I REALLY want spring time! Gorgeous pictures. Thank you for sharing!

Marlis said...

thanks for dropping in with your kind comment! I love your yard.. so envious. We can't really do that in West Texas - i think it's the heat and lack of moisture! Lovely landscape. Your backyard is a haven.

Erin said...

Cindy, you have a gorgeous yard!! What do you do to have such lush grass?

My yard was a weeded mess when I bought my house. First year I fertilized myself with Scott's Turf Builder. Last year I hired Scott's for the entire growing season...and they were awful!! They fertilized and aerated during the wrong times, and when I'd call they just say it was early, but acceptable, or they would blow me off. It was truly heart breaking to spend so much money and see no results...if not more weeds. :(

So, this year I'm back to doing it myself because I can't possibly do any worse than they did.

I literally walked my entire yard late last summer, hand pulling weeds and trying to get their roots. The front yard and the back yard are looking pretty good...but my side yard is a mess still. Any advice would be greatly appreciated!!! :)

Your borders are gorgeous too!! :)

Shelia said...

Hi Cindy! OH, how lovely your yard is, well I know this was last spring but how pretty! Your home is very charming and there you've brought us back to that wonderful kitchen of your that I just love. I'll take just one little cookie as I leave, please! :)
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Gail said...

Oh Cindy, what a beautiful yard! I love all seasons but I am ready for Spring now. I wish I could visit and have a cup of tea with you. Thanks for sharing such a beautiful part of your home with us.

Enjoy your day,

RicKaren said...

Your yard is lovely! I am going to need some inspiration at our new place come spring for both the front and back yards--maybe that is why I am still loving winter. lol

Pauline said...

Lovely garden, Cindy, it's quite mild here, now that the wind has stopped, lol. I don't even have my heating on so spring might just be around the corner. Hope so :o)


Loo xx from Jumbles and Pompoms said...

Hi Cindy, that's a whole lot of lovely yard. Our garden is teeny tiny and really not the most interesting of gardens. The last picture, is that really your kitchen? It's a stunner, for sure! Going to investigate the rest of your blog now...

Robin said...

Your garden is so pretty Cindy. I love the curvy flower bed in your side yard. It highlights your fabulous trees and super green grass.

All this talk of gardening is really hard on me. I just can't wait to get out there and dig up some dirt.

Anonymous said...

Hi Cindy!

I'm visiting from Sarah's garden party. Your yard is lush and just plain gorgeous! Love the hostas and the lily of the valley flowers! Oh, and thanks for the peek into your kitchen! What a charming space! Love your glass front cabinets. Thanks for the cookie! :) Michelle

life and the little things... said...

Hi Cindy, thanks for stopping by with your lovely comment. I'd love to join you in your gorgeous cottage for tea and biscuits...that'd be grand!

You have a beautiful garden and your photos are so true to colour. Glorious! Hope you have a good day too : ) Alison x

Alison said...

Looks lovely and lush and green! And not wintry...which is my favorite look right now...:)

Pamela Gordon said...

You have such a pretty property and lovely gardens. I adore your 'cottage' shed. Thanks for the tast of spring today! Blessings, Pam

Melissa @ Lulliloo said...

Hi Cindy - Thanks so much for visiting my blog - the garden party has been so much fun!
I do love all that classic English style.
You have a lovely garden - and you're kitchen is stunning! I look forward to reading more - Melissa xx

Cindy said...

Hi Cindy!
Your garden is beautiful! I am so ready for Spring and your post makes me long for it even more! All the vivid green and blooms...I'm so ready!!!

Fishtail Cottage said...

oh, those trees.....what i'd do to have beautiful mature trees.........So pretty!

Privet and Holly said...

Forget the garden,
I'm loving your kitchen!
Well, perhaps we could
clip a few flowers to
have there with our tea : )
Happy Day,
xx Suzanne

Heather@myeverydaygraces said...

How lovely and green... what a delightful place to spend summer days. And while it will be a lot of work aren't you excited for all the possibilities for your front yard? Exciting! Your cottage is wonderfully charming; I especially appreciate the built in cabinets.

michelle said...

Your yard and garden are so beautiful! I love the lily of the valley! I love the rocks that out line the gardens too, so charming! We have some rocks but I think that they are too small. We have lots of shade as well and there is shade in my window boxes. Impatients and spikes do really well in them! Thank you for visiting me and your wonderful comments. :) Your kitchen is gorgeous by the way! :)

Teena in Toronto said...

It looks lovely ... so green.

Pam said...

Your yard is so prettty and green. Lily of The Valley is one of my favorite flowers. Unfortunately I haven't been able to get it to grow here.

Chari at Happy To Design said...

Hi Cindy...

My friend, I am sooo ready for a little "green"! Getting to see your beautiful garden is like a breath of fresh air...and gives me hope that I too, will see some of that pretty green again! Sooo pretty! And thank you for the tea and know that I just adore your kitchen!

Well my dear friend, I have to tell you...I was going through some of your latest posts (trying to catch up) when I ran into the post about your husband's trip to Africa! I didn't realize that your husband is a minister! What a tremendous experience that must have been! I have very good friends who live in Zimbabwe. They started a Bible school several years ago and offered me a teaching postion in their school. I sooo wished that I could have gone but my children were still at home and I just felt like the Lord wanted me to stay put. My friends have told me about many of the services there. People literally walk for miles and miles to come. It's so refreshing to hear that people there are so hungry to hear the Word of the Lord! Anyway, I am just going on and on. I have felt a kindred spirit with you...and now I know why!

I'm so glad that you came by for a visit, sweet friend! Thank you for your always encouraging and sweet words!

Warmest Valentine wishes,
Chari @Happy To Design

Sarah @ Modern Country Style said...

Your hostas look in so fantastic. Over here, they are usually eaten by slugs...although for some reason, they often leaves mine alone....which I try not to take as an insult!!

Lemonade and cookies? What a great idea. Now, why didn't *I* think of that?!!

Thank you so much for linking up.

Oh, and GORGEOUS kitchen!


Tammy@Beatrice Banks said...

Your backyard is picture perfect, straight out of a magazine! I love your charming house. Reminds me of a doll house. Guess it is because I know a doll lives in it.

Greet said...

Hi Cindy,
So many comments on this post already! Yes I enjoyed the images of your garden in Spring!!
I am so looking forward to spring time because I am loozing some energy!!!!
But visiting your blog gives me a boast!! So thank you my friend!

Ana said...

Hi Ms. Cindy,
Beautiful pictures and garden...I love all the green...Huge "green" fan here! By the way, do you know the name of the plant in the fifth picture from the top...The one with the big green leaves with pretty white edge. Love it! I do hope spring comes around soon so that you may enjoy your beautiful garden again. Have a wonderful day my dear friend.

Much love,

Anonymous said...

Beautiful and oh so green!! Loving green these days as the days seem filled with so much white lately!

I am going to try hostas this spring. I hadn't ever had much success with them in NM zone 7-8 but here in zone 4-5 colorado I am thinking I should have some success maybe. Lily of the Valley was already planted at this Colorado home and it was such a blessing when I discovered it our first spring here!

I LOVE your kitchen!!! This looks just like I want for my kitchen some day.

bee blessed

Linda said...

OH how lovely, Cindy! Your gardens are so pretty and the view of your cookies in the house is so inviting!

bee said...

loved the garden party!! if you need inspiration for your front yard then go no further than your back and side of you yard..SPECTACULAR !!

Betty said...

I love the 'greenness' of your garden Cindy, so fresh. Must be nice to look out onto in the summer. The hostas are lovely and lily of the valley! How beautiful and such a sweet perfume. Do hydrangeas do well in your area? Might look nice in your front garden.