Monday, March 28, 2011

Cottage Garden Party

Mr. Perkins is in love with that red flower!  He found her next door to the sweet Petunia Sisters under the shade of a lovely pink Azalea.  The flowers are a little wind-blown, but still so nice to see such pretty spring colors.  My oldest granddaughter, Lillie, helped me plant the petunias, and she wanted to make sure each one had a close neighbor so they could talk.  Miss Lanie, my youngest granddaughter, liked to go around and pick the blossoms!  We had to convince her that they were just babies and had to grow some before we pick them.
                    A lovely Bridal Wreath

Mrs. Henrietta, mother hen that she is, took it upon herself to guard the garlic.  She's training the little girls to to the same.

Can't forget my husband's baby tomatoes! 

Give it up, Mr. Perkins!

Although the Azaleas didn't put on the show that they have in years past, the ones that did bloom brought a soothing balm to winter-weary eyes, refreshed my spirit, and filled me with anticipation of the freshness and renewal that spring always brings.  The Lord truly blesses us with beauty in every season.

There are more lovely Cottage Garden Parties going on over at Etsy Cottage Style.  Wait til you see Char's tangelos!  Talk about a feast for the eyes (and mouth), and I can already smell the delicate fragrance of that Meyer Lemon Tree!  Just click on the Cottage Garden Style Badge and enjoy!


  1. Hi sweetie, how the heck have you been? HA!
    It's good to see you and I must admit, you have been on my mind. Your post is the best. I love azaleas, but they don't do well at all in the desert, esp with the summer heat.
    THANK YOU for the mention, that was so nice and beyond the call of duty. Come on over and I will share my bounty with you, it's my pleasure.
    On second thought, I think I will head over your way and bring Mrs. Henrietta home with me....:)
    Be well my fiend, Char

  2. Thanks so much Char! So good to hear from you too! Gardening in the desert must be a unique experience. Come on over anytime! Mrs. Henrietta would love to visit your beautiful garden! God bless always. Regina

  3. Regina, how beautiful your garden is! I had to go find out where you live (Florida I learned) to see that you have things blooming that I wont see for another 2 months here in Oregon. Thanks for sharing!
    I put your button on my blog too:)

  4. Thanks Debbi! I was amazed to see Char's tangelos all ready to pick too! My Meyer Lemon tree that I planted down at my Dad's (near Gulf Beach) had just begun to blossom last week, and Char's is already in full bloom! The Lord blesses us with many different climates so that there is something beautiful to see all the time. I would love to see the snow scenes up your way. I imagine they can be very beautiful. Thank yall for offering this little party so we can all enjoy the beauty God has for us. Thanks for adding my button too! God bless and keep you. Regina

  5. Can you say glorious gardens!