Wednesday, May 6, 2009

May Garden Party

Welcome! It is a beautiful, sunny day in the Bay Area, it is so nice to have you stop by.

I'm celebrating Spring at Southern Hospitality's May Garden Party. Please take a few minutes to stop by her blog and visit the other fabulous gardens that are celebrating May with us today!

Our backyard is our happy spot. We love spending time tending the flowers, plants and new veggie garden. We watch birds and butterflies, play in the sprinklers and just hang out. Spring rains have freshened everything and colorful flowers are popping up all over!

In the playground garden we have Red sage, purple pellageroniums and onions that will bloom in early summer...

And the ivy geraniums are gorgeous! They come back every year bigger and brighter than the year before. Some even bloom all year...and that is a welcome sight in the winter!

Yellow iris glow in the warm sunshine...

Look at the glorious colors of this "Josephs Amazing Dreamcoat" rose. The flowers actually change colors as they age, and they are yummy!


We love 'yard art', our favorite sign reads, "Plant Smiles, Grow Giggles, Harvest Love", cute eh?!
I wish...well I don't think I could wish - for a more colorful wishing well! Last I counted there are about 15 flowering plants around and in it!

This is the view from my kitchen window. It overlooks my potting shed. It is a cheerful sight to see! The door is from MIL's property in Napa, the window box is waiting for spring flowers, the lights that sparkle at night, and a lattice patio roof all give it fresh cottage charm.

The wheelbarrel reminds me...now that the rains are gone, it is time to get back to gardening! Behind it is a garden that needs some attention...and today is the perfect day to work in it.

Thanks for the visit, come back again soon!

Mandi

6 comments:

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

Hi, Mandi, thanks for coming by the party. Your yard looks gorgeous & I see you are in the Bay area, we love San Fran, great place to visit.

dec0r8or said...

I love your whimsical yard! Thanks for sharing!

Marsha's Mpressions said...

Mandi, love your potting shed. How cute is that!!

Like your music too!! Enjoyed my visit.

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

Your yard is beautiful!

Jadehollow said...

Mandi I love your lil potting shed and all of the yard signs. That ivy geranium is beautiful as well as all of your other plants. THanks for sharing.
Hugs,
Debbie

Ruby said...

Hi Mandi, your yard looks amazing. I love your style! Hope you have a wonderful Mother's day weekend.