Monday, February 29, 2016

February in the garden . . .

It has been gorgeous most of the month of February


and we have enjoyed spending time outdoors.


I allot a little time each day clearing weeds and planting.


And, I am enjoying just basking in the sun on our garden chaises.


The hanging window in the garden still had a Valentine's message so it got an update.


I love that this quote references the garden, but is really about attitude.


I have no idea what plant produces these gorgeous flowers. 


I am sure that the birds planted it for me and I certainly am not going to complain,


The sun is shining on the last day of February


and I am now off to an ocean front restaurant to meet my college roommate and her husband for lunch.


I'll return to the garden after lunch,


but not to sit and enjoy myself.


The weeds in this poor sad section of the garden will be tackled and if time allows, the side yard will be cleaned up.


We welcome March and we hope it comes in like a lion with a few big rainstorms.

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44 comments:

Kim said...

Love, love, love the quote on the window, Carol! :)

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

You have such a beautiful outdoor space. We're loving the weather this month, too. Tomorrow...March! Hugs, Diane

Joy@aVintageGreen said...

Beautiful outdoor space,l such wonderful colour.
Joy

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Look at all those flowers! Things are beginning to bloom here. I can't wait to see green again instead of gray. I love the cover on your chaise.

Vel Criste said...

Your garden is beautiful and that shed is a darling!

Betty from My Irish Cottage Home said...

I envy your beautiful February. Hubby loves all the different seasons, but I would love to delete winter. HA! HA!

Tamara said...

Love your garden! It looks so inviting. I can see why you are enjoying it so much.. And your window with the quote is so charming.. And the quote so true. How lovely to see your college friends! Best wishes..

Tamara <3

NanaDiana said...

Hope you had a wonderful lunch with your friend and were still ambitious enough to work in the garden. I am so jealous that you have green growing things! Love your window quote. xo Diana

Kirby Carespodi said...

Beautiful!!

FlowerLady Lorraine said...

I love your place indoors and out. It's all lovely.

Have a wonderful March ~ FlowerLady

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Sometimes the unspooling of the day requires a meeting for lunch, some weeding, laying out in the sun. It's then when I can hear myself and find myself again. Such gorgeous, sunny shots here dearest Carol!

Rita C. said...

February is beautiful in your garden, Carol! I think we're going to get the lion to usher in March here in our region. We certainly had strong winds last night, and even though the sun was shining today, it was still windy. Expecting more wind/rain tomorrow, and we even still have snow in our forecast. I've turned my back on winter, either way. Happy Leap Day!
Rita

Deb said...

I just love that white picket fence shot. Gorgeous. Deb

Connie said...

Hi Carol, Everything looks so beautiful . . . your season is so far ahead of ours, but it inspires me and gives me sweet thoughts of spring. The quote that you wrote in your window is adorable; do you mind if use copy it?
Happy March!
Connie :)

Linda @ A La Carte said...

I would spend lots of time in my garden if it looked like yours. When I visit my daughter in Calif I always enjoy her back yard! Something about the air.
hugs,
Linda

Linda Nelson said...

The apricot/orange colored flowers with the green strap-shaped leaves is called Clivia. Many years ago a gentleman gave me a few seeds produced from his plant, and that's how I started mine. I live in the northeast (New York); therefore, I grow mine as a houseplant. I love your garden quote window. Cute.

karen@somewhatquirky said...

Everything looks so lovely and vibrant!

karen@somewhatquirky said...

Everything looks so lovely and vibrant!

Row homes and Cobblestones said...

Carol.
I could feel the warmth of the sun and smell the sweet fragrance of your flowers through your lovely photography. Happy March.
xoxo,
Vera

At Rivercrest Cottage said...

So beautiful in your neck of the woods. Hope you have a lovely Spring.

Junkchiccottage said...

Ahhhhh Carol to be having flowers and warm weather is so great. We are getting a little snow today here in the midwest. Ugh!!! It looks so nice to see your sweet garden. Hopefully we will see an early Spring here.
Have a great week.
Kris

craftyles said...

Your garden is looking beautiful. I love that quote on the window. Don't work too hard on weeding and have fun at your lunch!

Butterfly 8)(8 Bungalow said...

Gorgeous photos! I hope it rains and cools off. xoxo Su

Sue said...

I love the charming side yard gate and old world charm little white fence along with I just got a dose of cheer seeing all the pretty flowers as I sit here looking out the window at snow and sleet.

podso said...

It's so good to see all that sunshine in your pretty garden. Does the sun ever not shine? Seems your photos inside and out always show sun. I guess you get very little rain there, The orange flowers are just delightful.

Down by the sea said...

Your February garden looks wonderful! I wish it was as warm in our garden and we were growing those flowers especially those orange ones! Hope you enjoyed your lunch and the weeding afterwards wasn't to taxing! Sarah x

Kelly said...

I always feel like I've visited a summer retreat when I visit your blog. I'm happy that Spring is near!

Susie said...

Oh so beautiful Carol. I am so ready for flowers in the garden in our area. It's exciting to think about. To smell the dirt while planting things. Your resting spot is perfect. Blessings, xoxo, Susie

Winnie said...

You have a beautiful garden :)
We also have a very sunny February (which I actually don't consider as good)

AnnMarie aka Vintage Junkie aka NaNa said...

Your pictures make me long for Spring and Summer! You are blessed to have the sunshine and beauty year round!

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

I'm happy to say that we're enjoying the same beautiful weather up here. We sure do need the rain to nourish more beautiful blooms. Your garden is gorgeous, Carol.

Melanie said...

You can send some of that sunshine and gorgeous flowers to us in cold, snowy IL! We just got 4" of icy snow today. And more snow to come on Wed. March definitely came in like a lion for us!

Linda said...

I love seeing your outdoor living spaces!! Just beautiful! I need to get out and work in mine. Great idea to spend a little time each day!

Jann Olson said...

Love that quote too Carol! I have always thrived how important a positive attitude is to my children. Growing up my youngest would sometimes get down on herself. I would always say, "remember the "A" word. She knew exactly what I was talking about. Your garden is looking so lovely. Can't wait till I have blooms! It has been gorgeous here and I have been busy doing spring clean up. Time in the garden is my favorite time!
hugs,
Jann

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

What a wonderful haven you have created right outside your door! It must bring you so much pleasure.

deb @ frugal little bungalow said...

I didn't know the name of that flower but was curious...I see in the comments that someone did. It and your garden are just lovely :)

June said...

Oh how I love the cover on your chaise Carol! You have such a beautiful climate there to enjoy year round. Lucky girl, you!!! All your flowers have me dreaming.....

Botanic Bleu said...

Your day sounds divine! Off to meet your college roommate and husband at an ocean-front restaurant is the California life. Soon there will be more flowers in north Texas. Pear trees, redbud trees, peach trees, daffodils, and more are in bloom now.

Judith

kitty@ Kitty's Kozy Kitchen said...

I so enjoy visiting your cheerful house and garden, Carol! What a happy place you have!!

Suzan Sweatman said...

Oh Carol - do people really get to live like this ?
I guess so lol - but it really seems surreal to me - like a dream actually!
GORGEOUS !
xox

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

You have such a lovely backyard, Carol! I love all your decorative touches and bits of whimsy.

cynthia lee designs said...

Love seeing your pretty post. We have snow here in Ohio.
hugs,
Cindy

Poppy @ With a Dash of Color said...

The pictures are absolutely gorgeous! Such lovely inspiration! I love your yard, the flowers look amazing and I adore that window frame holding the jar of gorgeous blooms:) Happy weekend! Hugs, Poppy

Magali@TheLittleWhiteHouse said...

We're having an unusual cold beginning of March, so I sure enjoyed the warmth I could feel in your pictures!