Spring Has Arrived

Today officially marks the first day of Spring. Happy Spring! I have been eagerly awaiting Spring because one of my main goals this season is to tackle the design of our small backyard garden. Mr. B and I opted to tackle the project ourselves (what are we getting ourselves into?) by planting a new row of privet to create a nice tall hedge and star jasmine as a pathway border. A simple, low maintenance green and white garden is what I’m going after. I am also looking to accentuate this area with a new garden bench. Do you have any great resources for garden furniture and accessories?

In the meantime, I am loving the New Orleans garden of the aunt of Jane Scott Hodges who is the owner of Leontine Linens. More of the garden can be seen here on Bettie Bearden Pardee’s website, Private Newport.

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I love spring anywhere, but if I could choose I would always greet it in a garden. –Ruth Stout

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I am also looking forward to all the beautiful flowers that will be in bloom this season. I was hoping to plant more in the garden for the purpose of having my own cutting garden but, frankly, it seems like too much of a commitment. Instead, my goal is to visit the farmer’s market more often to pick up more fresh flowers. The arrangement below is stunning, isn’t it?

What are your goals this season?

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5 thoughts on “Spring Has Arrived

    • Reviving Charm says:

      Hi Gerri! Happy Spring! I’m glad you’ve enjoyed some of my latest posts. Gardening has been on my mind quite a bit so I’m sure there will be more to come. Plus, it’s that time of year when everyone’s attention gravitates to the outdoors. Enjoy your week.

  1. After Orange County says:

    Such beauty Vanessa! Thank you for that. I too love a monochromatic color scheme for my garden and try to stick to green and white also. I’ll soon be working on my garden as well, sprucing things up for my son’s garden wedding this summer. Good luck with your project and Happy Spring to you.

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