5.06.2013

Spring Has Sprung…Gardening Inspiration


Spring has not only sprung here in New Jersey, I think it’s said “see ya” and summer has swiftly taken it’s place! We’ve been having over 80 degree weather the last week and although the humidity is non-existent, it sure is a big old slap in the face the way it’s hit!! We went from freezing temps, to a day or two of beautiful weather (although a bit windy), to BAM. Summer-like weather!

So, in keeping in tradition with Mother Nature (who must have her panties in a bunch), I’m digging out the files for my garden inspiration!! I’ve already begun to clean up my beds, and now I’m patiently waiting for my bulbs to bloom!! The forsythia are in full force and all the trees are so pretty with their pink and white buds!!

I’m a low maintenance kind of girl when it comes to gardening. With two little kids, it gets hard to spend hours in the yard maintaining the beds, so I’ll start my gardening inspiration files with easy to replicate ideas and containers! Bring it on girl (Mother Nature that is)!! I’ve got my hoe and spade, and I’m ready to rock!!





















       

















So many choices!! All so lovely. Where do I start and who’s coming over to help me dig!! hahaha!!
I’ll ask the question to you all again…which is your favorite??!!






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By Stephanie Lynn


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22 comments:

  1. I will help you if you will help me :) Everything is beautiful! I'm your newest follower. You can find me decorating, painting and baking on HickoryTrail

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    1. Ah Angela, I would LOVE to help in your garden!! I would also gladly PAY someone to do mine for me (if I had the $!!!) It's all so nice and time consuming, and unfortunately, I've discovered, I don't have much of a green thumb!! I'm headed on over to Hickory Trail!!

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  2. Very nice roundup. I would love to do all of these. Thanks for sharing! :)

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    1. Thanks for stopping by! I'd love to be talented enough to pick one from each and incorporate it into my yard!! lol

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  3. Good Afternoon Kate, All these wonderful photographs have warmed my heart. I cannot wait for the warmer weather to arrive to be able to enjoy my garden. At the moment it is still very cold, so there is not a lot happening.....but soon I know it will, the roses will bloom, the clematis will flower and the garden will be a riot of colour.
    I have enjoyed my visit Kate and so I have become a new follower.
    I would like to invite you to visit me at Ivy, Phyllis and Me! when you have the time as you will be most welcome.
    Thank you for reminding me that my garden will be blossoming in the not too distant future.
    Best Wishes from England.
    Daphne

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    1. Thanks for stopping in Daphne! I'm so glad to have you!

      I had no idea that it was still so cold in England. We've actually been experiencing some temperamental weather here to in New Jersey. A day or two of 80's then chilly 60's!! I do hope your weather speeds itself into Spring mode!!

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  4. Great inspiration. The outside of my house needs so much attention but we just haven't found the time to focus on it yet!

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    1. Ah Shannah, that's my problem too! Never enough time...or motivation for that matter!! lol

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  5. Beautiful choices...love this sort of cleaner no fuss look- I think its classic and elegant.

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    1. Agreed! And easy maintenance too!!!

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  6. Very nice. So many great ideas! My Azalea's are all in bloom right now, so beautiful! Krista @ A Handful of Everything

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    1. Love my azalea bushes! Wish I could have more!

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  7. Beautiful, unfortunately the Autumn like weather has returned to Delaware!

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    1. Oh yes...here in Jersey too! I actually had a long sleeve shirt on today. Come on Mother Nature. Stop teasing us!!

      Thanks for stopping by!

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  8. So pretty, great inspiration pics! I love the pea gravel paths...
    Krista

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    1. I've always wanted to try the pea gravel! We have a stone pad off of our driveway and it's a nightmare! Wondering if the pea gravel would be easier to contain?! Thanks for stopping by!

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  9. Following you back
    Have a great day!

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  10. Hi there! I am co-hosting this week on Friend Connect Blog Hop. Thanks for connecting up!
    I also host a TGIF Link Party over at my place -- A Peek Into My Paradise... http://apeekintomyparadise.blogspot.com/ Would love for you to link up, Opens on Fridays and stays open until Wednesday at midnight. Thanks again for visiting the Friend Connect Blog Hop!
    Have a terrific week!
    Hugs, Cathy

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    1. Thanks for stopping in!! I will surely be hopping over for Friday's party!! Thanks again for co-hosting!

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  11. Love the photos - they are all so inspiring. Thanks for sharing!
    ~Katie

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  12. Thanks for dropping in! Glad to have had the opportunity to share!

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