Sunday, March 23, 2014

Spring Projects and Inspired Sunday Blog Party

Hi everyone! It's officially Spring!  We have had Autumn-like temps here, a wonderful break from 80s and 90s, and the tiny bit of gardening instinct I had kicked into gear, along with some Spring cleaning and shopping and of course a tag for Tag Tuesday with the theme, Spring Flowers. This was quick to put together with Prima paper flowers, an antique pearl button, preprinted Bingo card and touches of ribbon, including the leaves which I cut from the ribbon.

All week long I've spent the last hour and a half of daylight working in my flower beds.  I can't believe how quickly weeds take over!  Once I had the two beds in the front yard cleaned out, I bought plants that grow well in a western garden from Home Depot. Today's project will be to plant and mulch.  Here's where I am right now:
I will cut open and plant in these bags of potting soil letting the plastic provide weed barrier. This idea came from the U U of Missouri, found on Pinterest.
I'm trying columbine this year. I love its color and delicate, weedy look.

Geraniums love this spot, require very little water, and grow like weeds!
This theme of Spring Flowers and new life was blooming in so many of your posts as well.

Newcomer, Meg, from My Vintage Life,  shared her lovely collection of floral bridal headpieces--making a comeback with our teenage flower child population in So Cal! lol! Meg also shares gorgeous vignettes of fresh flowers and the beautiful Australian countryside.  

Brittany, from the Rococo Roamer, shared a post about Victorian furniture, which I love, but what really struck me was her wedding photos! So befitting this theme as two lives two join together to embark on a new life together, and find beauty all around! (And so rockin' the red shoes!!!!)
Last of all, some inspirational words from Debby Ray at My Favorite Things to launch the season:

Have a wonderful week!  

Inspired Sunday Blog Party
Link whatever you think would inspire us to beautiful living. Please link to my blog from yours, and post my button on your blog if you are featured. Thank you!


Unknown said...

Thanks so much for the feature Laura! I love this picture! I'm glad I went with a timeless look for my wedding. I look back at my prom pictures which were only 2004 and I cringe at how ridiculous I looked with poofy hair and a poofy dress. I hope I don't feel that way about my wedding pics in 10 years haha.

Cathy said...

The calendar says it is spring in Southern Indiana however the we may receive another dusting of snow tonight. With the thought of spring in the air I spent yesterday and part of today cleaning out the flower beds in hope that spring will arrive and we will have spring flowers popping up. But like grandpa always said you cannot plant plants until after May 9th because of the chance of frost.

Magali@TheLittleWhiteHouse said...

So sorry to show up that late! I love the spring inspiration.

Nancy said...

I'm late, Laura, but I finished my entry this morning. :) I love the spring lovelies and your flower bed. I can't wait to hear more about the trick with the bag to keep the weeds down. Sounds great!

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