Monday, March 29, 2010

It's Blooming Tuesday Today!

Today is Blooming Tuesday and I love to join Jean over at Miss Green Thumb Jean's Blog and show what is blooming in my garden today.

The weather has been wonderful here, in the upper 80's and low 90's. It has really put a big smile on my spring garden. The weatherman says its suppose to rain Wednesday, so that will be even more wonderful for my garden.
I love this double tea cup bird feeder I made for my garden out of a old wall lamp fixture.

I also love Calla Lilies! They are great to cut and have indoors in a vase. I have them growing by my waterfall for my fish pond and they love the light spray from the water. They are bulbs so don't have them where the ground gets to wet or the bulbs will rot. They will also multiply every year so you can dig up the extra bulbs and plant somewhere else!

I have a area where I have Prim Roses growing. They are so pretty. I just love all the vivid and variety of colors they have. They like semi shade and lots of water and they will come back year after year.

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Pink Saturday - Spring Egg Platters

I love to display my spring and Easter egg platters this time of the year. I never use them for eggs, just for displaying throughout the house! Here are a few!

For more Pink Saturday posts, click here for Beverly's How Sweet the Sound!

Monday, March 22, 2010

Blooming Tuesday - A Wonderful Spring Start

Today is the first Blooming Tuesday for 2010 over at Ms Green Thumb Jean's Blog. For the past two years I have joined her off and on to show off what is Blooming in my garden.

I live in Southern California and the weather has been in the 80s for the past week. I have a wonderful spring start for this year!

This is a great way to use an old pair of wash tubs on a stand! My Petunias love them!
Here in California where it doesn't get that cold, we have trailing ice plant. This is called delosperma cooperi. It is a bright pink carpet of flowers. It is so pretty in spring time!

I also have it in bright orange too. It blooms all summer long, but only in the spring time it looks like a carpet of color. And at night all the flowers close up too!

Every spring I look forward to my Wisteria to bloom in my patio. They are only in bloom for about 3-4 weeks every year. The smell is outrageous!

The flowers are a beautiful lavender color and they are in foot long clusters!

All my daisy bushes are in bloom too.....Hey! Please don't eat the daisies!!

This yellow rose bush is called St Patrick's. It always has it's first blooms in March. (I guess that is why they call it St Patrick's?) The stems of each rose are really long and make great long stem roses. My Tulips are blooming throughout my garden too. I have a problem with my tulips because the gophers love them and I have to make sure they are planted somewhere where it doesn't get that much water during the summer months or the bulb will rot in the ground. This is a pretty white Clematis vine that blooms every spring and the fragrance is so wonderful!

The flowers are so pretty and all bunched up together

This is another pretty spring, sweet smelling vine bush, Yellow Jasmine

For more pretty blooms, please go visit Ms Jean at Green Thumb Jean's Blog!

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Pink Saturday - Spring Wreath

It's Pink Saturday today!

Here is my front door wreath that I made for spring. I love to make one for my front door for every season and holiday.

I have sweet little grand daughters that live in Utah that I love to send Easter baskets to each year. This year I went over to Just Another Hang Up Etsy Store and purchased 4 of her cute little girl Cupcake Totes. These are so cute!!

I have bought from Suzanne before, and her work is beautiful! I am going to fill these totes up with chocolate easter bunnies, eggs, etc and send them to my grand daughters for Easter

Suzanne also has a lovely blog, Just Another Hang Up. All her hand bags are so pretty!

For more Pink Saturday posts, be sure to click here and go visit our hostess for Pink Saturday, Beverly at How Sweet The Sound.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Rednesday - Vintage Red Rooster Candy Dish

OK, I know its St Patrick's Day but I am joining Sue at It's A Cherry World for Rednesday where you post something RED today!

The other day I was walking through a Thrift Store and this sweet vintage red headed rooster candy dish and vintage red doily was calling my name.

I love this vintage doily I picked up for only $1.00

For more Red today on a green day, be sure to go visit Sue at It's A Cherry World!

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Blue Monday Tea Cups and Saucers

For Blue Monday I thought I would post some blue tea cups and saucers. I love to collect tea cups and saucers for display and for my crafts!

For more Blues be sure to

visit our hostess Ms Sally at Smiling

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Pink Saturday - Pink Spring Candy Dish

Today is Pink Saturday and I thought my contribution to Pink Saturday would be this cute pink candy dish I have. I love to fill it with different items all year long and keep on a table by my front door.
Since Spring is almost here, I have filled it with ceramic china pink eggs.
I also made a cute pink mosaic round ball made out of left over china pieces.

For more Pink Saturday posts, please go visit our lovely hostess for Pink Saturday, Ms. Beverly at How Sweet the Sound!

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

REDNESDAY - Red Rooster Stained Glass

Thought I would join Sue over at It's A Cherry World for Rednesday today.

I love roosters so it was fun to make this stained glass window of a red rooster to hang in my kitchen window!
To see more red, please click here and go visit Sue at Sue Loves Cherries Blog!

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Pretty Spring Garden Art and How To Clean Your Bird Feeders

I love turning my garage and flea market finds into decorations for the garden. Here is a cute romantic yard decor that I made out of a old china gravy boat, old china plates, a old silver spoon,a vintage jewelry brooch and a piece of a old staircase post!

I love my pink daisy bush too! A sure sign that spring is NEAR!

Everything is epoxy or screwed together to last years in your garden. I have even painted and sealed the wood staircase pole to with stand the outside elements too

I love the touch of the vintage brooch on the spoon's handle!

This can be used as a bird feeder, bird bath or just plain garden decor

Do you ever wonder how to easily clean your garden
bird feeders or ceramic bird baths?

Here is a tea cup bird feeder that is over 6 years old. I always leave it in the garden all year long. This is it at the start of this month, all dirty and crusty with water deposits, mud and dirt. Yuck!

I pour CLR into the cup and plate. You can actually watch it start to break up all the deposits. I leave it to clean about 5 minutes. No need to scrub, CLR will do it all.

Just take a hose and rinse it clean! Here it is 5 minutes later all clean and ready for its spring visitors!

To see more of my tea cup bird feeders and garden decor, please click here!

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