Sunday, 30 January 2011

Spring: where are you?

Hello sweethearts,

I don't know about you but I'm getting to that time of year when I'm longing for Spring. Longing, yearning, craving.

I thoughtyou might like to see a photo of our garden at its peak. 


Oh garden, I miss you.

But seed catalogues provide their own special brand of cheeriness for me in mid-January.

So much temptation!!

It brings Spring that little bit nearer...



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66 comments :

GLENDA CHILDERS said...

It is fun to dream of spring and gardens . . . while a few snowflakes fall.

Your garden is beautiful.

Fondly,
Glenda

Anne said...

Its a dream garden, Sarah! What flowers do you grow?

Alison @ Brocantehome said...

Oh I couldn't agree more, this Winter seems to have lasted a lifetime, and I'm aching for the first of my little snowdrops to pop their pretty little heads up...

Custom Comforts said...

What a beautiful garden you have ~ just what I imagined an English garden to look like. Thanks for sharing your breath of spring Sarah.
Cindy

MariCrea said...

Even I cannot wait to be spring!
Today it snowed all day ... I'm bored of winter!
Hugs
Mari

BEACH BUNGALOW said...

Me too, Sarah! I'm already planning on extending existing beds!

S
xo

Hartwood Roses said...

Greetings from snowy Virginia! Spring, with its pleasant weather and return to the garden, seems like a wonderful dream right about now. To combat the winter blues, it helps to work like crazy on inside projects, and spend as much time as possible in the warm greenhouse.

Your garden is lucious, and exuberant, and wonderful!!!

Florist in the Forest said...

Me too!!! There has been a feeling in the air and I couldn't wait to get in the garden today.
Your garden looks stunning at it's peak, look forward to seeing this years results. x

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

Hi Sarah~ I have just been finishing up a garden dining post this weekend and this morning awoke to a wee blanket of snow cover! I am soooo ready for spring! Your garden is absolutely magical! :)

coastal village life said...

I know what you mean Sarah. We were looking at photos of our garden when we moved here last summer and I can't believe how bleak everything looks compared to then! Your garden is beautiful. Bring on Spring!
Michelle

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Blondie's Journal said...

Someone should have a blogging garden party...it's so uplifting to see pictures from last spring and summer. We have more snow today...it never seems to end!

Your garden is just lovely, Sarah! Are those hollyhocks to the left? Beautiful!

XO,
Jane

Kathy said...

Yes!
Let's put away the shovels...( snow shovels that is), I'm ready for sunshine and spring too.
Your garden is wonderful.
xoxo~Kathy @
Sweet Up-North Mornings..

Sarah @ Modern Country Style said...

I've been thinking exactly the same thing about having an English Garden Party! Wouldn't that be fun!!?

I'll try and make a button tomorrow.

Sarahx

le@thirdontheright said...

wow fab garden - very alice fell down the looking glass :) best le xox

Chrissy...The Apothecary Shop said...

Thats so not fair....you know your spring will be here sooner then ours!!! Love the photo!

Michelle @Shellsshabbyshack said...

Happy Sunday, Sarah!

I love your garden! It's breathtaking! Nothing like an English garden.I'm more than ready for Spring! I think a Garden party would be perfect to beat these winter blahs!It's very grey here today ;(

I'll be dreaming along with you!
~Michelle ;D
xo

Laura, Happy Homemaker UK said...

This garden - you are the luckiest girl ever :) XOL

GoldenValley50 said...

I just want to jump through the screen - follow that little path - and see where it goes! I can just imagine sitting in your beautiful garden sipping tea - bliss! :)Sharyne

michelle said...

Yeah, I am coming over for sure when the snow melts and just hang out in your garden!! OR maybe you can come over here and help me with mine!? Your garden is GORGEOUS girl!! I can smell the fresh flowers from here!

Belinda @ Wild Acre said...

Where indeed! If you want to see some jolly indoor flowers to keep you going a few of us are posting them tomorrow. COME ON spring!!

Teacup Moments said...

OMG, Sarah, I've a weakness for gardens and yours is just spectacular! And what a lovely little path. Thank you so much for sharing this and brightening my day! :)

Lisa said...

spring? yes please! I'd love for it to start NOW : )

The Moerks said...

Sarah, your garden is breathtaking, just the sort I love. All rambly and full of surprises. Deb

Miranda said...

Oh my gosh Sarah, your garden is gorgeous! It makes me yearn to spend some time outside. I am so going to miss having a beautiful garden myself this year. Spring here in Alaska won't come until about May, so I have a long time to wait :( It feels like forever at this point.

Leah - The Inside Story said...

Hi Sarah,

Your garden looks gorgeous. Can't wait to see more pics of it. It's so weird to hear about all the snow when we are in stinking heat at the moment. It is like 40 degrees here today and my garden is wilting. Cicadas are singing madly which is a true sign of a very hot day. It must be time for the beach. Have a lovely day. Leahxx

Stephanie said...

You have a beautiful garden...I too am dreaming of warm sunny days with no mud, slush, snow and gray gloomy skies..Hurry Spring...

Pink Satin Sashes said...

That is a full garden and one that is a managable size....usually I cannot wait but this year I think I am still in recovery mode...so I can put it off for awhile yet in my thinking.

Whitney @ Nesting Season said...

I know the feeling well--just sniffled about it a bit myself.

Came here via Sofia's Ideas and was so pleasantly surprised to find such a welcoming garden! I hope you get back in it soon.

High Street Cottage said...

Sarah, why is it that you adorable English People have the most beautiful back yards, ever. And you even you call them Gardens, when we call them silly things like "back yards" which sounds so plain and ordinary. That picture is fantastic! Oh I want to be English so bad hehe is that wrong? I think we're long lost sisters seperated at birth across continents. I will have to work on our "garden" this Spring, which by the way will be here before you know it, don't worry. Jan is over now, and in just 29 days will be March, which is officially Spring. xoxo tami

Laura said...

Gorgeous garden... ours has taken a bit of a beating this Summer and I'm waiting to find out what casualties we have... for now everything is under a thick blanket of snow... Lx

Vanessa said...

Oh sweet Sarah! I am so with you! We have had some sunshine here so we have been outside and I see little buds peeking out here and there and they fill me with so much hope! I absolutely adore your garden and would love to meander down that path with you, my friend!
:-)
Vanessa

Chris said...

I wasn't aware you lived that close to heaven. What a glorious spot. Isn't it nice to know the garden is only sleeping?

Blessedmom's Simple Home said...

Wow Sarah, that is some garden. You don't see ones like that here in the desert. The water bill would be through the roof :-) It's beautiful!!!
What are your favorite seed catalogs? I need to find some.
Blessings,
Marcia

life and the little things... said...

Now, that is just what I imagine an ''English country garden'' to look like. Looks gorgeous!
I was flipping through the Christmas edition of Aussie Real Living magazine and guess what...kitchens...they referred to the kitchen from the movie Something's Gotta Give...I'm guessing that was the inspiration for the kitchen in the photo from your previous post! Love that movie : ) Alison x

American in Bath said...

Thank you for the kind comment. This is beautiful. I so miss having garden access. I still go through the seed catalogs. I will returning to this eye-candy from here on out.

Normal Daily Chaos said...

wauw, i love your garden! it is beautiful! i also longing for spring.
I hope it will come soon.

greetings

NATURAL MODERN INTERIORS said...

HI Sarah - Thanks for the big hug :) Really appreciated it :)

With our current weather it feels worlds away from your pretty spring garden... which looks so lovely :)

I also love gardening and have tried to keep an "English Style" garden mixed with a sub tropical environment! ...and would you believe it, mint is so hard to grow over here! Have fun, Lisa

Tammy said...

Your garden is gorgeous. I too have been longing for spring and it hasn't helped that we have been having beautiful sunshine days, with the birds singing and temperatures reaching the 70's. Tonight we are suppose to have rain and then tomorrow a wintery mix. :(

Magali @ The Little White House said...

Ah! seed catalogues! Now that you mention it, I haven't looked all the pages of mine this week yet... And what day is it? Monday? I must find it! (I know, it's lame, I know mine by heart!!! But I've dreamt of a garden for so long!)
I absolutely love that picture of your garden and can only hope mine will look that good with time and love...

Fishtail Cottage said...

Just visiting "Between Naps on the Porch" Monday's & your pretty garden caught my eye! I too have an english garden & started Cottage Flora Thursday's almost 5 weeks ago. Please link up & share the garden party with your friends! Hope to see you link up this week - off to take a peek around your blog! xoox

Heather@myeverydaygraces said...

So lovely. I am getting a little anxious myself for the season to turn... the garden catalogues are piling up!

visiting via DIY

Gwen @ Gwenny Penny said...

Your garden is absolutely gorgeous, Sarah. I'm longing for spring. I've had enough winter, but there's another snow storm barreling toward us right now. This is the most snow we've had in years. It feels like it will never end.

Leslie said...

I know.. I miss my garden too.. more and more it seems each day.. I even got out my dirty garden gloves the other day and have them displayed! How sad is that!

Erin said...

Sarah Darling, your garden is lovely and I would love to visit, or live there!

LindyLouMac said...

Your garden is beautiful, thank goodness it is February!

Kristin @ My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia said...

Oh my goodness Sarah, this is beautiful, perfection!!!
Thanks for linking!
XO

V said...

I live in Florida where the weather is wonderful but your picture postcard garden is still making me green (no pun intended) with envy.

Tricia - A Rosy Note said...

Sooo pretty Sarah! You are one lucky girl. I love all the trees and plants and how it is all so lush :)

Maura @ Lilac Lane Cottage said...

Hello Sarah!
What a beautiful garden you have...there's something about English Cottage gardens that just touch my heart. I was fortunate enough to see a few in April 1999 when I visited my sister in England. We were on our way to Cornwall but stopped in Bourton On The Water for a couple of hours. Loved the Cotswolds. Thank you for sharing your little piece of heaven with us! Have a wonderful weekend.
Maura :)

HALLELUJAHS said...

Just gorgeous!

Happy Friday!
Holly
http://hallelujahsbyholly.blogspot.com

Audrey Pettit said...

Just popping over from My Romantic Home for Show & Tell. Your garden is beautiful!! I can see why you long for its return. :)

Daphne Nicole & Lynda Cade said...

Your garden is absolutely gorgeous... and I'm ready for some Spring weather myself! We have a lot of snow this morning here in Texas!!!
Stay warm~~~ Daphne

Amanda said...

What a beautiful garden! Just my style! I too am longing for spring. I can't wait to start bringing bouquets of flowers in from the backyard!
Best Wishes!
Amanda

Marie said...

Your garden is pure beauty at its peak! I can't wait to see what blooms in your garden in spring. I'm your newest follower. Happy weekend!
-marie

Julie (Legacy Crafter) said...

What a fantastic garden! I love English - anything and gardens are right at the top of the list.

Looks like a lot of work but surely worth it!

God Bless,
julie

jenn said...

oh I know what you mean, I'm totally missing my garden right now. Can't wait until I can get my hands in the ground again. Haven't decided what we're going to plant yet but i've got a lot of ideas swirling around in my head!

https://jennoreilly.wordpress.com/

Jo said...

I love the garden, I am ready for spring here in the state, I do all of our mowing and yard work, and I'm actually find myself ready to crank up the mower, and get to gardening.
~Jo
LazyonLoblolly

Interior Design Musings said...

It's beautiful. Just found you on a link party! M.

Fishtail Cottage said...

Coming back to peek at your garden again...so cold here today & the sunshine in your picture is what i long to see! Wanted to thank you for linking up your beautiful post to Cottage Flora Thursdays! Hope to see you back again next week & please share with your friends my garden party - xoxo
~tracie

Carolyn said...

I can understand why you are missing your beautiful garden but here in Canada I will have to be patient awhile longer then you.

Carolyn

Sandy said...

You do have a beautiful garden and I know "It will come back".. the law of Nature said so! But Mine,,ug! Although I live in Florida we here had a much colder winter than normal and my yard looks awful. I did get out this past week and did a bit of cleaning and bulb planting.. Just not happening fast enough for me.
Sandy

Erin said...

That photo took my breath away! It was a much-needed pick-me-up too because I was just commenting to my husband today that I'm *very* tired of all the drabness around here and the gray skies. I'm very much looking forward to your garden party, Sarah! :)

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

Love this post- and can't wait for your party!!! :) thanks for sharing at Feathered Nest Friday! :)

Jan at Jewelry4Change said...

Hi! I found you on A Little Knick Knack blog hop and am now following.
Your garden is amazing. I'm in San Diego, and have just started a bit of planting for this year's garden... hoping we don't have a cold spell before it all takes off.

Jan at Jewelry4Change
http://www.jewelry4change.blogspot.com

Nicolette @ Momnivore's Dilemma said...

Your garden makes me want to create a countdown on my calendar until spring.

If you have a moment, stop by and link up

winter blues health and wellness party

your garden is a perfect fit!

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