You all sure know how to make a girl feel good!! Thanks so much for taking the time to congratulate me on the new/old house. Y’all always come out in droves for good news (and even bad) and I sure appreciate the thoughts. I’m excited to share the journey!
While I’m relaxing at the beach this week, I’ll share a few of my outings that I haven’t had time to share yet. Enjoy!
Back at Boxwoods Gardens, the outdoor area and live plants are so inspiring for Spring as well. We loved seeing the inside of this beautiful shop, but outside is equally pretty. I’m sure it even gets better as Spring and Summer arrive. My friend, Maureen, and I were there on a drizzly day, but it was still pretty.
Lots of plants to choose from outdoors.
If you’re looking for unique pots and containers, there are plenty of those to choose from.
Love the color of this one.
A few bunnies are evident too and you know I love those.
Some unique pillows.
Getting ready for Easter.
Lots of live orchids in their greenhouse area too. Love these, but after killing one that cost $25 in Birmingham, I’m probably not going to try another one.
There is something about blooms in Spring that just uplifts the soul.
If you’re looking for dish gardens, they have plenty to choose from. Great for a gift idea!
Gorgeous and unique.
More orchids and aren’t they beautiful?
Ivy topiary with cute birds and nest.
Orchids and hydrangeas are a beautiful thing.
When pigs fly!
Pretty boxwood balls.
Now let’s go outdoors.
Pretty red berries
Birdhouses, I love these too.
Pretty plant upclose. Not sure what this is, but I love how textural it is.
Those beautiful hydrangeas.
Pretty vine arbor.
Oyster shell birdbath, how pretty is this?
This bunny made me smile, love him!
Red twiggy tree with drops of water.
Plenty of birdhouses.
Stargazer lilies, I love these too.
Hopefully next year, I’ll get outdoors and dig in the dirt again in my new house and I can’t wait for that either. There’s something calming and soothing about planting flowers and watching them grow.
Are you digging in the dirt yet? What are your favorite flowers to plant outside?
For me: Endless Summer hydrangeas, Limelight hydrangeas, Knock-out roses, Stargazer lilies, Lenton Roses
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Also, on Monday, I’ll be guest posting and sharing my FAVE thrifting spots with my friend Chris, at Just a Girl, so stop over if you get a chance!
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Beautiful photography Rhoda! Those pictures are gorgeous! How nice to see flowers and greenery – would you believe we had snow again today in North Idaho!! And I am not even April fooling! Looking forward to spring coming here eventually – glad I can live it vicariously through your post 😉
[email protected] Stroll Thru Life says
I read about your house, how exciting. The floorplan looks really workable, so that is a super plus. The exterior is going to be fabulous when you get some landscaping all done and I can’t wait to see how you transform the inside. It will be stunning I am sure. Love this post and I totally adore that flying pig. Way tooooooo cute. Hugs, Marty
Love the pictures. We spent two days going to various nurseries and I enjoyed every minute of it! Our new/old house didn’t have any flowers of any type so we have started the purchasing and planting. woo hoo I can hardly wait to see them flower. I feel like I am sitting on a nest waiting for the eggs to hatch. lol
Lisa Mende Design says
I love the bunny! How cute is he and just in time for Easter! Congrats on your new home!
Marie Mouradian~Window Designs Etc. says
Beautiful inspiration! I too love the bunny topiary.
My absolute favorite flower is the stargazer lily. Love that smell!
Enjoy your time at the beach Rhoda!
Tara Dillard says
Start your garden with Tara’s Trinity of The Southern Garden: Azaleas, Camellias, Hydrangeas.
You will never be a day without blooms, all year.
Love Boxwoods. My dentist is nearby & I always go to Boxwoods & then lunch at Souper Jenny.
Garden & Be Well, XO Tara
I love this post. I wish we were totally ready for spring here. One day warm and the next to chilly and windy. Love the pictures.
Amanda Eck says
*gasp* WOW! I could live there!! What a great place to loose yourself in. Thanks for sharing!
what a great way to spend a rainy day! I have 5 Endless Summer bushes on the side of my home and love them. They are beautiful and i never get tired of watching them change color through the seasons. Enjoy your beach break and look forward to someday reading about your garden too!
Wow Rhoda! Perfect way to spend a raining day! I love those pots and I’ve been searching for some like that! I just moved also and I’m really looking forward to being able to grow so many more different varieties of flowers! Congrats on your new house!
Boxwood Gardens looks like a place I could get lost in! I love places like this! Still waiting for warm weather and know that before long, I’ll have more hot weather than I can handle!
Jacque Avant says
Rhoda, is this in the Atlanta area? What a fun place to visit.
[email protected] Designs says
Gorgeous place!!…So many beautiful things…I would love to know where this is….Have a wonderful day.
Paula J says
I hope you have a wonderful time on your vacation!
LOVE.that.bunny.pillow ~ I want one of those pillows SO bad! I’ve never been able to find one for a reasonable price. I don’t mind spending a little extra on an accessories every now & then… but, most of these seem to run well over $150: if you ever find one while you’re out thrifting – please buy it for me. I would be thrilled to pay you a finders fee & shipping!!
Had so much fun that day, as always. It’s my favorite gardeny/decor shop. We’ll have to gtg again soon and explore another shop. Enjoy your time at the beach. We just got back from Cabo, and I miss the beach already!
Michelle H. says
I love boxwoods; my lilacs are already starting to bloom and I’m dying for a pussy willow plant for my backyard. I think that’s my goal this spring, to find a great pussy willow plant to compliment my lilac bush.
By the way, watched the Matthew Mead video; so much inspiration! I really love the old muffin tin ideas and I’m glad to see so many of my home decor/design bloggers involved.