Thursday, March 22, 2012

In The Garden and On The Porch!

I am going to be honest with you all, and tell you that I am a woman living in fear. Fear that there is going to be payback for all of this unseasonably warm weather we've been enjoying, in the form of snow or a frost!
LOOK! The first tulip of the season! Surely Mother Nature wouldn't be so cruel as to snow all over these, would she?
Oh, and the cutest little blue flowers ever are blooming too! I think it's called Scilla, but I'm not sure...
I'm probably decorating the porch way too soon. But after I put the painted watering cans out, I noticed that it looks like there's room for one more can down there on the bottom. Darn, darn, darn! I have to buy another watering can now, otherwise that is just going to drive me nuts. Question is, what color would I paint it???
I even put a tablecloth on the patio table. I've been having my lunches at that table quite a bit lately, so it might as well look cute, right?
JoAnn Fabrics has some really cute tablecloths this year. This one has pretty much everything you could want in a tablecloth: polka dots, hearts, flowers, the whole shebang!
I've even started a little project, replacing the rocks around the lamp post/bike garden with that curvaceous brick edging. So far, it's: Edging-1 My Back-0. Must learn to pace myself, because there's alot of projects I want to tackle.
A shot of the hyacinths blooming in that little garden. They smell heavenly, and if only I was more limber, I'd be bending down to get a really good whiff!
Speaking of those projects that I plan to tackle, alot of them involve this paint. I stocked up big time during Menards' sale on spraypaint, and I just might go back and get more. I go through cans of Heirloom White like crazy. Sale goes 'til the end of the month. Hurry!
This is a shot of the trellis/arbor that Mr. Old Glory made for me for my birthday last year. I'm betting that this year, the thing is going to be covered by the clematises in record time!
So I know I can't be alone in my fear that this weather is just too good to be true. It's only March. What are your thoughts?


Doniene said...

Carole, I would paint it robin egg blue! Love the watering cans, I agree you need another!! Lovely flowers - I love spring!!

Such lovely finds last week. The bird cage was great! I've never seen one quite like it!

Thanks for stopping by my blog! Always love hearing from you!

Have a great weekend!

Doniene said...

Carol, I am so sorry I misspelled your name! My fingers were going too fast!! LOL

Have a great day!

Tresa said...

I am from Indiana and I share your fears. The weather here has been delightful and so are all of your pictures. Very sweet!

My Vintage Mending said...

Well, I have the same fear. Afraid to get too excited over anything before it gets bitten by the cold. Looks beautiful at your place. Smiles...Renee

JunkStuffTreasures said...

The crabapple is flowering, the robins are busy checking out the branches, the springtime flags are up, the garage sales listings are getting more numerous. Hurray for Spring!

Mecky said...

I can't be too positive that Spring is here to stay. In Kansas, we just never know.
I thought that I have alot of watering cans! LOL. You can never have too many, right?

I didn't know that Menard's was having a sale on Painter's Touch spray paint. I was only a block from there yesterday! Rat's!

Have a good weekend


Love your flea market finds! Our hasn't opened..too early!
I'm hoping the weather will be "normal" after out wonderful last week or so!
I so want to get going in the yard. LOVE your bike. I hope to find one this year. I sold it and I so regret it! UHG!
I love those curvy bricks. Have some myself that will be going my the steps on the back of the house.
Have a great weekend! Let's just ENJOY the weather!

Protector of Vintage said...

Your yard is looking so pretty! How do you prevent the animals from eating all of your flowers?

Linda @ A La Carte said...

I must admit at first I was very afraid but now that it is almost April, I'm less so but only because I live in the South. Your yard is looking gorgeous! I love the watering cans! hugs, Linda

How To Build A Trellis said...

Loving the weather even if it is quite likely that snow could still fall. This weekend will be the perfect time to get out and do some sprucing up in the garden. Not too hot either, just hope the rain holds off.

Fran said...

We are also having the same unseasonably warm (83 degrees yesterday!) warm weather here in Massachusetts! It's WONDERFUL.
Through your lovely photos I can share your excitement of winter being over and the arrival of spring. I have those same blue flowers blooming in my yard, I have never been able to figure out what they are called!

Musings from Kim K. said...

What a lovely collection of watering cans! I believe I need to run to JoAnn's after seeing your darling tablecloth! I'm equally afraid of a hard frost (or snow) after all this crazy 80+ degree weather.

Happy Spring!

Margaret said...

Your photos just make me smile and think of Spring! I'm feeling Springy! Love, Maggie/Maggie's Lil' Fixins

DearHelenHartman said...

I think you should paint the new watering can PLAID.

I do hope you are wrong about the freeze. Around here I think we are paying with storms.One came through today and turned the blossoms to blah-somes.

Tammy's in Love said...

We have had multiple days of 70s and 80's when it should be 40! We're livin' the dream! I can almost smell your flowers...it will still be months till we plant in MN.


Anonymous said...

No fear up here! We have snow. :) I'm not even envious of you all because I'm still in a hibernating stupor- living off my Christmas fat. Sigh.

seriously- I can't wait to work outside! my 14 year old is eager to garden so maybe this will be the first year that I won't hurt my back! Ya think? Nah.

janice15 said...

Well that's what I say...we had beautiful weather but it went away..my clean pretty garden is now being drenched by rain and rain and more...I know we need it and the weather is so off. It's doing things it never did before...enjoy the day ...with love Janice

The Checkered Apple said...

Your flowers were lovely!

Shelley said...

I know exactly what you mean about the weather. We are so unseasonably warm, I worry for my poor plants.

I love your table cloth. Did you make it? Looks like it is seamed together?

BTW- I stocked up at Menards, too! Bought 8 cans...probably should have got more!

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

Okay, you are killing me with those darling watering cans!! LOVE them!
The tablecloth is truly what anyone could hope for in a tablecloth!!
I am itching to decorate the back patio but our weather has returned to winter again so I will have to wait a bit..


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