Not Your Mama’s Garden Tour

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My dear friends will be sharing their amazing Elm Street Gardens and the Imperial Mushroom business next month.   The Curreys own the beautifully restored Harley Harris Rives House.  and have lovingly labored for several years to establish their organic farm - Elm Street Gardens. as well as the Sparta Imperial Mushrooms located next … [Read more...]

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French Rolling Pin and Dough Bowl

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Last weekend, I went to Atlanta to retrieve an auction item we'd won - garden tools. I bid on a French style bed and was outbid. Sigh. There will be one in my future! Since I was traveling so far, I thought I'd see if there were any sales in the nearby area. There was - an Estate liquidation. Most of what I saw pictured didn't appeal to me, … [Read more...]

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Sitting

  “Sitting in your garden is a feat to be worked at with unflagging determination and single-mindedness – for what gardener worth his salt sits down.  I am deeply committed to sitting in the garden.”  -  Mirabel Osler I love providing places to sit in the garden. I was quite delighted when I saw this Bistro set at IKEA … [Read more...]

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Garden Journal

March Spring Flowers Collage

The Garden in March Spring is on a roll here! We've had several beautifully warm days where we could spend time outdoors. I have been laying mulch out, cleaning and removing dead or damaged branches. It's wonderful to see the garden come back As the first daffodils begin to fade, the Iris are beginning to bloom. Like the Daffodils, these white … [Read more...]

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A Spring Lunch

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Pink Cakes are for Daughters Last week I made a cake just for Dearest. This weekend, I made a cake welcoming our daughter back from her trip to Mexico. In her honor I made it pink. She loved it! It is a pink pound cake with a simple pink lemonade icing. The day today was perfect for Lunch outdoors. The temperatures are mild enough, … [Read more...]

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Jubilant Green

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Spring Porch Decor I should be painting the door and the awning. But I was so delighted in the bright green burlap ribbon and the 'Jubilant Green' acryllic paint I used to paint the letter "R"; I had to take a quick break from cleaning and gardening. Spring's fresh green is reflected in the beautiful Viburnum. I just adore these flowers … [Read more...]

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Let’s Round it Up

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The Scoop Mega Spring LINKY Party What a wonderful, inspiring party!   What a Delightsome event! It was an honor to join in with over 30 of our fellow Bloggers in sponsoring a fantastic LINKY party to celebrate all things Spring. Several Bloggers created amazing Round Ups of a number of the posts….this makes it easy to see inspiring … [Read more...]

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The Scoop’s Mega Spring Linky Party

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 Spring Fresh! This has been a long hard winter for many, and it is not quite over. But, there are signs everywhere that spring's arrival is imminent.  In our corner of the world, spring begins with daffodils and forsythia. I call them little drops of sunlight. I am so delighted this week to join over 30 Bloggers in … [Read more...]

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Thinking of Spring

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Today is such a beautiful day… the notion that Spring is around the corner could easily be believed today. I am ready for a little bit of change, a little more pastel colors... So I brought in a few daffodils from the garden and placed them in McCoy pottery. To add to the vignette I grouped the coffee filter roses in an old sewing machine … [Read more...]

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Garden Party

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On Saturday, my friend hosted a Garden Party at her home. She asked that I help, my contributions were minimal because of my extra work hours- she and her husband outdid themselves in creating a lovely atmosphere where 16 women enjoyed each other's company, exchanged plants and enjoyed a wonderful potluck luncheon. The weather was overcast and mild … [Read more...]

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