Garden Party

Hello my friends, I have been looking forward to the opening of this fabulous 'Garden Party'

Carol and I are so excited to be joining the gals from
Thoughts of Home for this fun monthly link party.

Spring is my favorite season, and there's no place I'd
 rather be than in the garden!
Pull up a seat, (well, maybe not this one); and stay a while!
This one might be a little better.  And look at that ray of sunshine.  Love it!
If you've visited my garden before then you know that there is always a lot of red going on.  This year I am having fun working with a new color scheme.  Our oldest grandson is getting married in our garden in June.  His sweet bride has chosen aqua and coral for their wedding colors.
The cushions for our faux wicker furniture were five years old and not looking the best.  I had them recovered in fabrics that would tie in with the wedding.
I picked up this wicker stool at a thrift shop and sprayed it coral.  At first I thought it was a bit bright.  But the pop of color is growing on me.
Saturday I attended the "Three Dotters' vintage sale and came home with this planter.  The plants were the perfect color!
It's still early here in UT, so not a ton of color in the beds.  However, my trailing plants are really putting on a show.
This candy tuft is so huge it hangs clear down to the lawn.  Before it was in full bloom it looked like a heart. 
My Weeping Crabapple is loaded with gorgeous pink blooms.
Lenton Rose are one of the first things to bloom in my garden.  I have a pretty green one as well, but try as I might; I could not get a decent photo.  They have a tendency to hang down.
Love the forget me not type blooms of Brunnera.

Another early bloomer and favorite - Pasque flower.
My 6 year old grandson, Jack wanted to know why I had a cage over my Delphinium.  "Grandma just does silly things like that in her garden"
Sweet little Violets.  Just realizing that I have a thing for purple.  :)
He also was quite amused that I had plants in my boots.
I've been planting some of my containers, knowing that I can bring them indoors if we have a freeze.  Very likely,  because we're not truly safe until after Mother's Day.
I saw this one at our local grocers and thought the colors would tie in very nicely.

Now you've visited my garden, I can't wait to see yours!


Finding Grace Interiors said...

Your garden is so beautiful! I love the new color scheme! Thank you for hosting this fun garden party! :)

Mary said...

Gorgeous blooms in your garden and what a beautiful spot for a wedding! Your Weeping Crabapple makes my heart sing and I *heart* your trailing mound of candy tuft! Mary

Julie's Lifestyle said...

Hello Jann, thanks for hosting the fun! Your garden is beautiful and I love the color scheme of the planter and furniture. Everything looks great together. Hope you have a wonderful day and week. :)
Julie xo

Debbie - Mountain Mama said...

Your garden is absolutely gorgeous - you are miles ahead of me, nothing is blooming here yet. I will definitely find time to link up to the garden party when I am on a normal computer and not my iPad!! What fun, can't wait to see what everyone is doing! Right now,'s time to mow the lawn for the first time this season!

kitty@ Kitty's Kozy Kitchen said...

What beauty you've shared with us, Jann, around every turn! I love it all, bu that cute chair with the planter in the seat, and the sprinkling can overhead, just stole my heart! Your yard will be beautiful for the wedding!!

Rita C at Panoply said...

Gosh, Jan, you have so much color already! It's beautiful! I love the coral and aqua fabrics and wicker - looks great. Thanks for co-hosting this version of link party - I'm sure it'll be a great hit! I need to get busy with another garden update!

Pat said...

Thank you for the invitation to join you in The Garden, today, dear friend!
This is my first visit to your lovely Gardens and I thoroughly enjoyed the views!
The hues of your cushions on the settee combined with those in your Garden
are a perfect blend of hues!

bj said...

Oh, my....what a stunning garden you have...a dream garden, really...just stunning.
Thanks so much for hosting....

Stacey said...

Your beautiful garden is the perfect place for a wedding! You must pick the perfect plants to withstand the cold winters that you have. We have to pick the perfect plants to withstand the 100+ temps in the summer. I'm amazed that your garden already looks so pretty though this early in the season. I can't wait to watch how this progresses. By the way, I love the new color scheme. Our patio furniture is 4 years old and I can't wait to recover the cushions.
Happy gardening friend. ;)

Jemma@athomewithjemma said...

Good Morning Jann,
Your gardens are so colorful and glorious and I enjoy all of the details you have added to each space. I can certainly see why a young man and his bride would want to get married here!
The color scheme is dreamy.
I remember Momma bring in her plants too, but then Summer hits and there is no place on earth like a Summer in the Rockies!
Thank you for the sweet party too:)

Sarah said...

Jann, your garden is already looking colorful and lush with pretty blooms. I like the cascading candy tuff and wish I could add that to my urns. Not sure it would thrive in our shady garden, but would like to try it. Your garden is going to be a lovely spot for a wedding. I love the idea of a garden wedding, especially if it's in a family garden. The new cushions are lovely. Can you share the names of the patterns for the cushions?
Love the new little side table. That was a good find! The pop of color is perfect!
Thanks for hosting this fun party. I'm off to wander the gardens.

The French Hutch said...

Good morning Jann. Your garden is amazing and all the pretty blooms leaves me wishing I'd spent more time in my garden! The weeping crabapple takes my breath away, stunning!!!! What a beautiful setting your garden will be for your grandson's wedding. I am really looking forward to those photos. Thanks for hosting Jann and have a great week……...

Linda @ A La Carte said...

So pretty Jann!!

Stephanie said...

Sweet Jann, your garden is overflowing with beauty! What a joy to have such sweet blossoms.

Here in the mountains we are finally seeing little buds coming forth on the trees and the grass is beginning to turn a lovely bright green. It won't be much longer before we start to see flowers.

Have a wonderful week! Hugs!

ellen b said...

Hello Jann, how fun to be planning your garden accessories with a view to the upcoming wedding! Your garden will be a beautiful setting. Our son got married last June. Your weeping crab apple is so beautiful. Ha your grandson's remark about your garden and the things you do there. Too cute. Well thank you for hosting this party. I was amazed that the link up went up automatically at all the blogs hosting. Have a wonderful week.

Kim said...

Jann, I love your garden. It is always a treat to peek inside and see what kind of neat treasures you have peppered around. I know the wedding will be beautiful!

Art and Sand said...

Your garden is as welcoming as your front porch and the rest of your home.

I can't wait to see photos of it for the wedding.

Laura said...

Jann- I have been so honored and please to be part of thie Garden Party with you.
Your garden is lovely and I now want candy tuft!
It is stunning.
I wonder if it could survive zone 9 heat? I live in deep South Texas.

Enjoyed visiting!
Happy Garden Party!

My thrift store addiction said...

Jann, everything looks so pretty and inviting! Love the garden party theme--thank you for hosting!

Linda W. said...

What a perfect place for a garden party! Your yard is gorgeous!

The Tumbleweed Contessa said...

Happy Spring! Your garden pictures are lovely and I think it makes perfect sense to put a cage over your delphiniums! Thank you for letting me share spring tidings. Best wishes.

Winnie said...

O M G !!!
Jann you have a dream-like garden.
I'm not here for the party (we don't have a garden), but to tell you that I'm thinking of moving in - to your garden! It looks a like a little piece of heaven

Daniela said...

What a stunning garden you have, Janna, I'm speechless !

Actually I wanted to visit you for thanking you both for hosting me and for the wonderful words you wrote in your comment on ~ My little old world ~, I truly appreciate it so much ( and thank you for following me, as well )!
You've such a beautiful blog, and I cannot help but follow it with true joy !

Hope you're enjoying your Monday,
I wish all my best for your days to come,
sending you love and smiles


AnnMarie aka Vintage Junkie aka NaNa said...

Your garden is so Spring-y and beautiful. Love the new fabric and that coral stool is gorgeous! I did buy some really pretty potted geraniums but can't put them outside yet. It is cold here again. Not much going on in my garden to link up but I look forward to doing that in a month or so.

Bonnie said...

Your garden is gorgeous. The wedding will be wonderful but don't work yourself to death! Truly stunning.

Debbie-Dabble Blog and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

Your garden is gorgeous!! You have a lot more blooming than I do!! But it is early here yet.
Thanks so much for stopping by and for hosting!!


Sara - Villa Emilia said...

Hello Jann, what a wonderful garden! I'm especially in love with your crab-apples and hellebores. :)
Thank you for hosting this lovely party. I now added your name on my post. I didn't know the names of all the hosts, but I try to add everyone.
Have a lovely day!

Celestina Marie said...

Hi Jann, Good Morning. Oh I simply love your beautiful garden and blooms. The aqua and coral for the wedding is a pretty pop of color and all your decor details are so inspiring. You have so many great ideas that make your garden so interesting. Love the cage over the blooms. I may need to do that here to keep my neighbor's cat from walking on some of my delicate flowers. haha Sweet cat, but likes to hang out in my garden!!
I have to go back and view all your pretty photos again. Just love your garden. Thank you for hosting and inspiring.
Blessings, xo

Curtains in My Tree said...

Your beautiful plants are surely happy
Everything is so pretty this time of year
I went yesterday to a nursery and got 2 flats of begonias I need to get in large pots today

quakerhillfarm said...

Your garden is simply beautiful! We just returned from Florida, so getting my flower beds in order is a task!

cynthia lee designs said...

Jann...your garden is beautiful.!! Hope you are enjoying your day.

Lincuden Cottage Life said...

Gorgeous blog! So beautiful! Thank you for hosting! ;)

Decor To Adore said...

Jann I just adore the inventive ways you showcase your plants. I am enthralled with your violets and crab apple.

GranthamLynn said...

Oh I loved visiting your garden. I'd love to join! Thanks for the party!

Rose L said...

Love those trailing plants!! A lovely garden!

Liz @ Sit With Me In My Garden said...

Jann everything looks wonderful. How exciting to have a wedding take place at your home. By June all hour annuals will look so full and lush and it will be perfect! We have frosts into early June so Ihave to go ahead and plant and just cover up to protect. Love how the candy tuft looks draping over the side of the stones. I'm going to plant some boots this year too! The blossoms of the crabapple are fantastic! I'm just amazed at the things you have flowering already! I won't see blooms like this until June!

Cecilia said...

Love your pretty garden! What a great spot to get married in. That crabapple tree is gorgeous! I love everything blooming in your garden!

Connie said...

Good Morning Jann, Your garden is amazing and how wonderfully exciting to have a wedding in your garden. I am sure you are busy with ideas and things to do and make in preparation.
Have a lovely day :)

Linda @ Life and Linda said...

Jann, your garden is lovely. Love your vignettes as well, using different elements to showcase your flowers. Love the cascading candy tuft.
How exciting planning a wedding in the garden. Thanks for hosting.

Creations By Cindy said...

Your garden is breath taking lady! WOW! My first thoughts was, "what a lovely place to host a party! Hugs and blessings, Cindy

Jeanie said...

Well, I'm having the biggest sigh ever because this is so beautiful. I'm so glad I don't have to pick just one image to say is a favorite because it would be quite impossible!

Thanks for coming by the Marmelade Gypsy and for following -- and I did the same over here. I look forward to much more loveliness!

happyone said...

Everything is beautiful. Very colorful and lovely.
Love the boots as planters. : )

deb @ frugal little bungalow said...

It's amazing the color and variety that you have going on in your garden right now. LOL where I am there's just a few flowering trees and some tulips here and there! :)

Betty said...

Your garden is gorgeous, perfect for a wedding. I love the coral wicker stool!

Micupoftea said...

What fun....happy Spring, Jann! Lots of pretty pics and inspiration. Enjoy the weekend, it's almost May :)