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Thursday, April 23, 2015

Do You Plant Flowers On Mother's Day?



We are busily packing away for our upcoming move, so I hope you don't mind visiting one of my past post!

With Mother's Day quickly approaching I thought I would post a blog post from my archives  to share again......

 ........I was amazed at how many people were doing gardening on Mother’s Day!

Many told me that was their Mother’s Day gift from their family.

Apparently on the East coast they wait until after Mother’s day due to the weather conditions.

I love this tradition, and like thinking about everyone digging in the dirt, and planting pretty flowers for the upcoming summer months.

Today I thought I would give you a few images to inspire your gardening……

Not all of us have the space for this wonderful fountain, and boxwood lined path, but this totally inspires me to think out of the box, or in this case boxwood!(sorry I had to say it.)

We have all seen ground covers in the cracks of steps but I have never seen succulents. 

I love the textural carpet it creates and the varied greens are beautiful. These  will grow just about anywhere and are quite hardy. Such a nice little accent on the steps.

Impatiens are a flower that we in California can plant a bit earlier than the rest of the country, and mine have been in the ground for a few weeks now, and they will last until right before Christmas.

This wave of pink, and white inspired me in my own little garden area by my front porch……

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It might not be as impressive as the very large expanse of space in the inspiration picture, but it still gives me great pleasure when I sit out on my front porch or walk up to my front door.

The reason I am showing you my own little garden spot, is to show you that you do not have to have the same amount of space or plants to still get inspired to add some beauty to your yard.

Often times we will look at something we love and talk ourselves out of even attempting to duplicate it, because of size, space or monies. There is always a way to add beauty to any area with some creativity and a little bit of work.

(All above images can be found Here)

I hope this inspires you all to get outside this week and dig in your garden and create some beauty!


designchic said...

We love a gorgeous garden and flowers for Mother's Day that we can plant after enjoying are the best…Gorgeous images!

Donnamae said...

Yes...my mom and I used to plant flowers on Mother's Day....weather permitting of course. We would buy the flowers the day before...and plant on Sunday. Then either my hubby would grill out....or we would order pizza! The whole family got in the act...it was always a great day....lots of fun! My mom currently resides in a nursing home...but we reminisce about that all the time. Gardening just isn't that much fun without her by my side! ;)

Liz@ HomeandGardeningWithLiz said...

Every picture is wonderful. I am inspired by the two tones of impatience. I always plant some in my garden and tat gives me an idea for this year! It's too early to plant up here but they do sell plants at this time- we just have to keep them in the garage for a while! Have a great weekend!

Merlin said...

Timely...I just planted succulents yesterday!! Moving...ugh...I'm still trying to "organize" moving after 43 years to...small...franki

La Vie Quotidienne said...

What a pretty post. I am not planting many new things this year because of the drought...but I still have a couple of spots that I can sneak a plant or two in.

Good luck with your move, I presume with all of your family nearby that you will be staying in the state. It will be such a treat to see how you decorate your new home.

Rattlebridge Farm said...

Beautiful photos, Kathysue. It's still chilly in the mornings in TN, but I'm almost ready to garden. Hope your move goes well!!

debra @ 5th and state said...

love seeing your favorites kathysue!
i could not agree more with the concept of not being able to afford a desired inspiration but finding a creative way to make it work

Joanne said...

It's so nice to get back out in the garden, even if it does mean lots of weeding before you get to the fun stuff. I love boxwood. I have it around my upper patio and the varigated along my front walkway. They are not quite big enough to prune into a hedge but look nice nevertheless. I tend to keep my garden simple and plant the colorful flowers in pots. They really do put a smile on your face. Happy gardening everyone!