Thursday, May 1, 2014

May Garden Party

Happy May Day!

May Day is a celebration of spring and flowers.
So of course we need a party!

Last year we hosted a monthly garden party from May through September. It was so much fun, we thought we'd do it again! A new party will begin on the first of each month and you are welcome to visit and link up as often as you like. Any garden or outdoor related project is welcome, including ways to bring the beauty of nature indoors and recipes using your garden bounty. Even if your garden space is limited to a pot by the front door, feel free to share!

My passion for gardening started long before I ever painted a piece of furniture. I just love playing in the dirt! As soon as the holidays are over, the seed catalogs start arriving in the mail and I start dreaming. There is just something very hopeful and optimistic about planting a garden.

Even when I don't have time to work in my gardens, I make a point to take a little tour every single day. It's often the first thing I do in the morning and the last thing in the evening.

There is always something new to see, smell, enjoy and appreciate!

The daffodils, tulips and flowering trees are taking center stage here in Maryland right now. But we've had a week of heavy rain, so I know that an explosion of color is right around the corner!

So let's celebrate May Day and get this garden party started!
Elizabeth and Co.

*Link up any outdoor/garden related project you'd like to share - what's growing in your yard or garden, patio gardens, landscaping ideas, outdoor related craft projects, garden furniture and d├ęcor, bringing the outdoors in, garden fresh recipes and of course we love pretty porches and patios too!

*A link back would be appreciated, especially if you'd like to be considered for a feature.

*Link up as often as you like throughout the month!

Can't wait to see what's happening in your outdoor world!


Our Pinteresting Family said...

I always love seeing pictures of your beautiful gardens. :)

Simply Suzannes at Home said...

Suzanne of Simply Suzannes at Home

Good morning Sharon!
Happy May Day! What a wonderful day to start your garden party! I can't wait to come back later when you have lots of beautiful links to browse through!
Have a beautiful day,

dandelionpicker said...

what kind of flowers are those in the first pic? I need to get some!

Audra @ Renewed Projects said...

I love your garden party, its so inspirational. We still have snowy days so it'll be a couple more weeks before we can safely plant outside. Love your daffodils!

Linda @ Life and Linda said...

Happy May day and thanks for hosting. I am gladly joining your garden party. I love seeing all of the pretty flowers and inspiration.

Anonymous said...

your bulbs are so pretty! I know what you mean about walking through the garden first thing in the morning - me too - peaceful way to begin the day.

NanaDiana said...

Love your garden pictures, Sharon. Hope you have a really great May Day! xo Diana

Leslie Harris said...

I'm so glad you're doing this again. Even though I don't have a garden right now, just gazing over these posts will make me happy..

Art and Sand said...

What a great idea for a party. I actually had something to link up and now I am motivated to keep the garden in good form.

Twice Nice said...

All so gorgeous! I am not a green thumb, but I do so appreciate everyone else's genius at growing pretty things!

Laurel Stephens said...

Happy May Day, Sharon! I'm so happy you're hosting your Garden Party again this year. I can't think of anywhere I'd rather be! :)

Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co. said...

For dandelionpicker ... the plant in the first photo is Pulmonaria, a wonderful spreading perennial with tiny pink and blue flowers on the same plant. It starts blooming in early spring and continues throughout the summer. I have it in both heavy shade and light shade and it just keeps getting better and better - one of my favorites!

Dawn said...

Such beautiful inspiration, thank for the party :)

Cassie Bustamante said...

your gardens are so beautiful! i hope to soon have some blooms around here! :)

Susan - Uniquely Yours or Mine said...

I too have always loved to garden! I can't wait to see what comes up every season and I can spend hours at a time in a greenhouse. I hate having to modify my plant choices because of the deer that frequent our yard (I really want to plant hostas) but I do what I can.

Unknown said...

Beautiful! I love spring! We finally got our garden tilled yesterday and I can't wait to start planting!

Unknown said...

Oh my goodness Sharon, the features are stunning! Thank you for a wonderful party and blessings to you this week,

Debbie-Dabble Blog and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

Beautiful garden!! Finally , I was able to clean up and set up my little Cottage Garden so i linked up my first post of the Season!!