Sunday, June 2, 2013

May Garden Party Features

Thanks so much to everyone who joined our very impromptu May Garden Party!
Elizabeth and Co.

I loved seeing all of your outdoor garden related projects.  As always, you are so inspiring! Here are just a few links caught my eye ...

My friend Chris blogs over at Red Gate Farm.  Her lovely farmhouse overflows with vintage charm.

And her green thumb is always an inspiration. I can't wait to see these zinnias all grown up!

But what really struck me this time is this stunning photo of her 16 acre dandelion field. Seriously, who knew dandelions could be so pretty!

If you stop by Penny's Vintage Home, you'll find a garden filled with all kinds of whimsical touches, including furniture!

How cool is this border made from old license plates. And I really love the roses sign!

And when Penny bought a carpenter box at an auction, of course she put it on her porch and filled it with flowers!

Mimi from Blue Roof Cabin found a rusty old sprocket and turned it into a wonderful garden accent. I think every garden needs a little rust! And doesn't this photo make you want to see more of Mimi's garden?

Chris from Freckle Face Girl has a tutorial on how to turn a thrift store find into a sparkly solar chandelier. And don't you love her pergola!

You'll find tips on how to plant a window box garden over at An Extraordinary Day!

Diane also has nine steps to an extraordinary container garden!

And this is the classic story of how one thing always leads to another. Laurel from The North End Loft already had a gorgeous shady backyard. Just perfect, right?

Then a VERY large tree had to be removed and Laurel's yard went from shady to sunny in the blink of an eye. But instead of being sad, Laurel sees it as an opportunity to try out a whole new plan and she is completely rebuilding her yard. Can't wait to watch it all unfold!

This all just goes to prove that no matter how large or small, your outdoor space can be just as much fun to decorate and enjoy as your indoor space. And I hope it makes you smile!
We'll be back next weekend with our June Garden Party!
 Can't wait to see what's happening in your outdoor world!


Chris said...

Thanks so much for featuring my diy solar chandelier! Loved seeing all of the beautiful spaces !

Laurie said...

So many beautiful and inspiring ideas Sharon, thank-you for sharing and I'm looking forward to June's!

Cassie Bustamante said...

love that fun chandelier! and the field of dandelions... we have our own field of them here. ;)

NanaDiana said...

What fun features, Sharon. Thanks- Hope you had a great weekend-xo Diana

Laurel Stephens said...

Oh no! What's that dried out desert doing there? Now I'll really have to get to work! LOL! Thanks for including my work in-progress with all these gorgeous photos, Sharon. I knew I'd learn a lot from your garden party. There are some really great tutorials here and wonderful ideas. It's going to be a great summer!

My Repurposed Life said...

wow! such pretty features. I have nothing to compare to these OR your beautiful images, but I hope to contribute something in June. :)


Liz @ Quirky Vistas said...

What a lot of fun ideas. Each so different. Love all the outdoor fun!

Leslie Harris said...

Sharon I love the idea of a garden party, what perfect timing. I've been doing a lot of gardening lately and now I have a reason to go take some photos. Hope things are going well with you and the family :)
Leslie (Gwen Moss)

Our Pinteresting Family said...

So many beautiful features! There are some very talented gardeners out there.

Diane | An Extraordinary Day said...

You are right Sharon, I did miss it!! You caught me slipping up....the very reason I needed a bit of a break. Thank you so much!! I am honored to be among such good company. As I scrolled through, I kept saying, "Wow!"
Again...thank you for the lovely blessing.