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Tuesday, April 3, 2012

What Colors Will Be In Your Spring Garden?


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Are you starting to get ready for Easter? I am working on my flower beds and adding some fresh new flowers.

I love to plant fresh flowers in my flower beds. This years Easter colors are soft yellow, purple, and white.

I  already have a nice backdrop to add color with the white cyclamen in the flower beds  from the winter. 

The cyclamen will be replaced with soft lilac and white impatiens once the cyclamen start to fade.

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This is the planter to the right of my French door. I love the black planters, and I have to have a lantern to burn at night, I love the glow of candlelight.

I get the prayer candles in glass containers so they won't melt all over. The glass holder contains the wax even if it gets soft or melted from the hot sun.

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In this image you can see that my soft yellow house is trimmed in black. I love the contrast. It is also a nice introduction to my entry hall floors which are black and white marble.

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I always have fun planting this cast iron planter. It will be much prettier when the impatiens start to spill over the edge.

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This cement pot is to the left of the front door. It is old, and chipped, but I don’t mind, I think it adds to its character. In the center I have a lime colored lemon juniper, it actually smells like lemons.

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I think purples, and yellows just say, “Easter!” I usually use pinks, but this year I thought I would try something new. I am glad I did. I am really enjoying this look.

Here are a few images to inspire you …….

You name it, and they have it in this plethora of Spring blooms. This is beyond gorgeous with the cobalt blue building as a backdrop.

How about an all yellow color scheme? Very pretty, and cheerful.

All whites with different textures and shades of green. I find this to be so interesting. I like to use different textures and shades of green to add interest to my garden flower beds.

You can never go wrong with purples and pinks, notice the lime green foliage, and how it really makes the purple pop.

Lavender pansies, bright pink geraniums and lime creeping jenny make a great combination in this pot.

I hope this has inspired you to do some Spring planting. Easter is only FIVE days away.

I need to get off the computer and get some more planting done. I am off to my backyard. I will be using purples, whites and pinks back there!!

What colors are you planting in your Spring garden this year?

“Enjoy the Process!” Of:

Planting fresh flowers for a fresh Spring look in your garden.



Sunflowers With Smiles said...

Your photos are gorgeous! Love the black cast iron planter! I will probably be doing a lot of pinks and purples and whites.....

Have a wonderful week! Thanks for sharing!

Sue said...

Oh how gorgeous! I usually do use purples, pinks etc. but this year I'm drawn to sunny yellow, white and peach for outside. It is still too early to put flowers outside, although it is in the 80's and certainly feels like summer here. We could still have a burst of cold (but, I am starting to doubt it)! Your home looks beautiful.

Tammy @BeatriceBanks said...

Your outdoor spaces are as pretty as your indoor spaces! Beautiful! I'm planting a variety of colors too.
Happy Spring!

StagerLinda said...

Absolutely gorgeous! You have inspired me to dig out my pots resting at the back of the house and hit my garden center. The vibrant colors are so cherryful and the textures and scale of everything works beautifully.

NanaDiana said...

OH HOW PRETTY! I don't think I have ever seen the front of your home before. It is lovely and I love a garden door at the front!

I am planning on moving our front bed to the side of our fence so I am not sure exactly WHAT I am doing yet. I need to get at it though before things get too much growth.

Lovely post today, Kathysue- xo Diana

Julie Taylor and Danni Greenwalt said...

Love all the flowers around your home. So pretty!

Barb @ The Everyday Home said...

Just beautiful, and of course I am happy to see Mr Foxtail Fern. :)
I am so in love with the cyclamen since seeing it used at your house last year and again in England over Christmas. Here, we see it in the form of a houseplant that dies a slow death inside a home. :( Everything is absolutely Spring-y and oh so beautiful. xxoo

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

Kathysue, My favorite houses are butter yellow ones! I love the black accents on your lovely home.
You have given me many great planting ideas!
You must love all your beautiful posts full of spring!

Linda in AZ * said...

*** It ALL looks SOOOOOO PRETTY, Kathy Sue~~~ such a SMILE-MAKER!!!

Linda in AZ *

michele said...

sooooooo charming, kathysue. we don't too much variety or colorful blooms yet, but by summer there will be lots of deep purple accents!

have a wonderful week, lovely.


Luciane at HomeBunch.com said...

How stunning, Kathysue! I love, love, love your home! It's so darling and welcoming.

We have a very short spring here, we even had snow yesterday! But I can't wait for my flowers to show their "faces" and colors! :-)

Have a wonderful day!


Luciane at HomeBunch.com

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LindsB said...

I love all those Spring flowers! I wish I had a garden of my own to plant- but I guess I'll have to get some containers and put them on my front steps for now :)

vignette design said...

Your garden is looking mighty fine Kathysue! Love the colors! You are inspiring me to do the same. Although my garden is on "automatic pilot," I still need to add some annuals. You should see all my white azaleas though! I just love white in the garden. Add some purple and I'm a happy girl. Happy Wednesday to you!

Stacy CUrran said...

Oh my gosh, these are so beautiful that I am getting MOTIVATED!! We swore this year that we are going to be diligent about weeds, edging, mulching, etc...I hope my ambition lasts!

Jeanette said...

You always do such a beautiful job with color on your porch. You know I love that cast iron planter. It is so unusual and you always do such fun things with it. And I see that Mr. Fern is still doing quite well. He is a beauty!

Jennifer @ Belclaire House said...

I love the black trim on your house! So chic! Love all of your lovely flowers too!

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

My house is brick on three sides and butter yellow hardy plank on the back side...love the soft yellow color...so happy...Your landscaping is beautiful..I love all of your planters..my favorite is mixing the yellows and purple tones together along with white!


I am so ready to start doing some pots but we are supposed to wait until April 15 here in Georgia. I love the colors you used this year....might have to get that Juniper that smells like lemon!

debra @ 5th and state said...

gorgeous kathysue, love your gardens!

can't wait to see your completed easter decor, have a happy and blessed easter

The enchanted home said...

Your pictures are magnificent. I wanted to stop in and say thank you for being such a kind supportive friend and for your well wishes for Teddy's recovery. We both appreciate it very much. Wishing you a wonderful and Happy Easter Kathysue.

Anonymous said...

Your springtime home looks beautiful Kathysue.

Happy Easter!