Hello friends, welcome to my porch! Oh how I wish you could stop by for a chat today! Let’s forget all about “social distancing” and imagine you are joining me on my porch here in Kentucky for just a while. The spring weather is perfect for porch sitting and the views are spectacular. Colorful trees are budding out all up and down our quiet street. The daffodils are in bloom, tulips are poking through the ground and the birds are chirping away merrily. When relaxing on our porch it is easy to forget the difficulties of the world. *This post contains affilite links.
Spring has sprung in Kentucky and the ground is covered in sweet violets! These beautiful little flowers were beloved in days of old, but in modern times they are often overshadowed by their cousins, “Viola” and “Pansy.” In my opinion, all of these members of the violet family deserve adoration, but early spring is the sweet violet’s time to shine. Today I am sharing some “sweet violets to greet you” and to hopefully inspire you to take special notice of these beautiful free gifts from nature while they last.
Well friends, we have made it through the longest part of winter and spring is just around four weeks away! While there may be plenty of snow and winter weather before the warm temperatures come to stay, the daffodils are beginning to poke through the ground—a sure sign that spring will arrive one way or another!
Having a backyard is a blessing! Not everyone can afford to buy a property that has space for gardening and many other outdoor activities while in their vicinity. If you are one of the lucky ones you probably are happy to take care of it for your enjoyment or to add to the aesthetic appeal of your house (and to prevent it from becoming an eyesore for your neighbors!) If you don’t have a space for organizing your lawn and garden equipment and supplies however, your backyard might look cluttered and neglected. If you want your property to look “spic and span,” read on to see how garden sheds can be beneficial.
Summer is here, so that means sipping tea on the front porch, picnics and dining al fresco! I have been gathering some ideas for new outdoor furniture for our patio refresh, extra front porch seating and maybe a picnic table for the side yard. While browsing Pinterest I found some beautiful outdoor furniture inspiration to share with you. *This post contains affiliate links.
Hello friends and welcome back for another post in my Garden Thyme series. Today I am sharing a quick post about pond care and how to specifically deal with milfoil, an invasive aquatic plant. If you have considered adding some type of small pond or water feature to your landscape it is definitely important to do a little research ahead of time to be aware of all the pros and cons of having a pond.
Happy New Year everyone! I am so excited to kick off the first Wednesday of 2020 with a new post in my Pin Away Wednesdays series! Due to returning to teaching right in the middle of the busy holiday season, my blogging schedule got shuffled around and I had to temporarily put the series on hold. Now I am getting into the swing of things however, and I will be once again be sharing weekly highlights from my favorite Pinterest boards in 2020. Today I am bringing you some beautiful pinspiration from my Lovely Winter Garden Inspiration Pinterest board. There is nothing like a little bit of garden green to beat the post-holiday blues!