Last summer in the month of August, I had a lovely tea in my Beatrix Potter Tea Garden. The sign above sent the ladies around to the backyard tea event.
On that day many wonderful plants were in bloom!
I had made 24 chair covers for folding chairs using my grandmother's old pillow cases and vintage doilies....that was a big project! I can't wait to use them this summer and just think - all the work is now done!
Last summer also below:
Spring is arriving at different times across the country and here in Colorado we could still have some possibilities of snow. Right now, Pikes Peak looks very covered with it! The grass is just turning green and this week we had our small yard aerated.
My garden is slowly coming up with lilies, delphiniums, columbines, queen anne's lace, pansies, clematis and irises on their way up and out of the ground. Violets are in bloom and the perennial herbs are popping out! Twice this week we had whiffs of snow on the ground in the mornings.
My daffodils have been snowed on many times lately and the tulips as well!
I am excited to see my clematis growing vines but I did decide to cut some of them back to the ground.
The garden is such a perfect place for tea and I've never met a true Afternoon Tea Lover who didn't love a garden to go with it!
I have recently been turning to one of my favorite books, "Tasha Tudor's Garden" published in l994 with Tovah Martin. I have been gleaning so much inspiration!
I think it was Tasha who caused me to love foxgloves so much- only her's were over 6 foot high. I have purchased the blooming plants on many occasions and because they are blooming this means they are in their second year as biennials. Rarely do I see them come back again. This year I have decided to buy a few as usual for my garden but put more energy in the delphiniums that seem to survive easily as perenials and therefore are a better financial investment! I see the delphiniums all coming up this spring but no foxgloves.
I have never seen foxgloves this large - can you even imagine?
Please visit my other blogging friends who have joined me today! I have "met" so many lovely ladies through blogging. I thank each one of them from the bottom of my heart:
Kathy at A Delightsome Life and
Carolyn at Aiken House and Gardens
and Donna at Conghaile Cottage
and Rizzi at Gifts From the Sea and
Judith at Lavender Cottage and
Martha who is now in England from Lines From Linderhof and
Sandi at Rose Chintz Cottage and
Today I had an event at my store for "Mothers, Daughters, Ladies and Girls". If you are interested in seeing a few photos click here.