Friday, January 1, 2010

Pink Saturday and the New Year-Is it Spring Yet?

It's been so cold and now that the holidays are past...I can't wait for spring to arrive.  I know I should be patient and realize that God has given me January and February to organize and get ready for spring but I miss being out in my garden.   Gardening is so much more therapeutic for me than housework.  Go figure?

 I've seen little daffodil tips emerging from the ground  and hope they will not freeze before they have a chance to bloom in  March.  At the moment my yard is covered in snow and I long for green grass!

Beverly at How Sweet the Sound suggested we show a project we want to finish this year.  So here's one of mine..I want to continue landscaping in front of our latest addition to our yard last year..the garden gate and arbor.  This is now the entrance to my garden and it definitely needs some greenery.   I did manage last year to plant two climbing rose bushes on each side of the gate in hopes they would quickly climb the trellis.  One rose grew several feet and the other lagged behind, so now they are uneven!  I also planted two Nikko blue hydrangeas on each side of the gate as well.  This spring I want to re-evaluate and see how they are doing and add some clematis vines or other colorful vines that I can control.  I did plant some morning glories and as much as I love them - they got a little out of hand for this area. 

I'll repost an "after" picture  this summer when things are growing and in bloom.

   Here's to finishing those projects..I have a whole list at my house.  I also dream of taking old windows and making a greenhouse out of them...wish me luck!

Hope everyone has a great Pink Saturday and prosperous New Year! 


  1. I start getting ready to 'dig in the dirt' way before Mother Nature thinks it is time. Your fence and arbor is lovely.

  2. Your garden looks lovely. How wonderful to dream of the beautiful Spring to come!

    - The Tablescaper

  3. Your yard is beautiful what I can see. Love the arbour - great project.
    Happy New Year to you and your family.

  4. Oh how I long for some you can send yours to me. lol I love digging in my garden too! Your arbor and fence are just wonderful! Have a most lovely Pink Saturday.

    Hugs and Blessings,

  5. Aren't you just going stir crazy now? It's Saturday...I want to go to the paint store but it's so cold. Brrrrr.

    I'm ready for summer now. :)

  6. Happy New Year Sonia,

    Valentine's Day is right around the corner! Yup, it is.

    Please join me in my very first "Amour Valentine Swap". It's going to be easy, peezy and so much fun.

    Just drop on over to my blog for the details, then send me an email if you'd like to participate. The more the merrier.



  7. Hello Sonia. Gorgeous table scape below.
    And beautiful photos!

    Have wonderful New year!All the best.


  8. Happy New Year from our house to your house. Beautiful photos of your garden. Now you have time to plan.
    Joyce, IL, USA

  9. Such a beautiful garden area and such a beautiful tablescape. Your pictures are just gorgeous. Happy New Year,May it be a blessed one..and Happy Pink Saturday.

  10. Sonia, your garden is beautiful and I can't wait to see the finished projects later this summer! The fence and arbor are gorgeous! I too, find it more therapeautic to be out in the garden rather than inside doing housework! LOL!

    Thanks so much for sharing!

    Happy Pink Saturday!



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