This is almost embarrassing to admit, but I haven't bought a single flower yet this spring. A few are still hanging around from last year. And we usually have pretty mild winters, so alot of my annuals make it to the next season, but not this past year. On Monday, after a way-too-busy Mother's Day weekend, I decided to give myself a few hours to work in the backyard. I was stuck at home with no car, and no flowers to plant, and craving some color. So until we can go to the garden center, our garden color is coming from plates, garden critters, and a few other accessories.
Luckily, a few pots of ivy and lambs ear did make it through the harsh winter we had. I found a few colorful plates, and added little birds, some pretty rocks, and a few pine cones to fill in the bare spots.
Eveyone needs a chicken in their garden, right?
This thrift store candleholder got a coat of red paint to brighten a pot of ivy, along with a pretty blue plate. I added a few rocks from Lake Travis, where we found them while vacationing in Austin last year.
I gave Pig a pretty spring bow! And dressed up this gerber daisy plant with an Old Britain Castles plate and some pretty shells found on our vacation in Mexico.
A spray painted digger brightens up the oregano pot. This sweet bunny's ears disappeared several years ago. But I kept him, and do you know I found those ears a couple of years later?
Big Pig is happy amongst the growing lemon balm.
Thank you for coming by to see our garden! Today I'm joining Kim at Savvy Southern Style for Wow Us Wednesday, Sherry's Open House at No Minimalist Here, Sherry's Home Sweet Home at The Charm of Home, At The Picket Fence's Inspiration Friday, Courtney's Feathered Nest Friday at French Country Cottage, Cindy's Show and Tell Friday at My Romantic Home, and Kate's Outdoor Ideas Party at Centsational Girl. Thanks for hosting, ladies!!