Hello my friends,
It's been a long cold winter for us Utahans. Many of us were beginning to wonder if Spring would ever come.
But the last few days have been absolutely gorgeous! Temps in the upper 60's and expected to reach the upper 70's next week.
Well, I have had a bad case of spring fever and I couldn't help but to spring outdoors!
I love Ranunculus, Primroses, Snapdragons, and Pansies for spring.
A trip to the grocers, and a nursery and I'm ready for spring planting!
You know me, a lover of the unexpected!
Planting in pots is fine. Very pretty indeed! But, nothing makes me happier than a planter of a different sort.
Like this metal colander once used for canning. It didn't sell at the last estate sale, so I decided to buy it and put it to good use. :)
My sweet aqua bunny liked it so much he asked to sit next to it.
My buckets are back hanging from the pulley. This time filled with spring blooms instead of bulbs.
"Buckets of Blooms"
And yes, there is a pot or two. I added a little piece of metal fencing to the urn. The combination of that and the flowering cabbage makes me think of Mr. McGregor.
The old door in the corner wanted to join the fun. I planted a Snapdragon in a watering can and some pansies in this rustic metal scoop. They will be much prettier as they fill out.
Hubby helped me harvest my pussy willows today so I added some to my cream separator.
I haven't finished decorating all of the porch, but I did add a new wreath to the door. Easiest thing I've ever done! I bought this paper flower wreath at T.J. Maxx in St. George. All I did is add a bow made from that brown paper that is often used in packing. My friend, Ann and I spied a bunch of it in a bag heading to the garbage at another T.J. Maxx. Ann asked the employee if we could have it and she was more than happy to oblige.
I added bits of lace and next week I'll hang something for Easter in the middle.
I'm loving the simplicity of it. And yes, I also love that the bow is a bit wild and crazy! Kind of like me. (wink)
I hope you're enjoying some warm spring weather of your own!