Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Gardening: A Winter Pick-Me-Up


Mother Nature has cooperated in my denial of winter until recently.  Temps over the weekend dove to the single digits, there was snow overnight and with a head cold I can't shake, I thought it would be nice to take a virtual garden walk.


There's lot of good Pinspiration here.










It's a Greek Revival too!
















I don't know about you but I feel better already.

39 comments:

  1. I'm dreaming of spring and my garden. Thanks for the photos!

    xo
    Claudia

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  2. That was uplifting. I could almost scent the perfume from the flowers
    Hope you are well soon
    Helen

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  3. Hey Steve. Thanks! That was fun. I'm sure I'm in the same boat as you. It did seem we were escaping winter this year. Easy to get used to, eh? I recommend hot water with lemon and a good book. Hope you feel better soon.

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  4. After freezing temps the last few days it's relatively balmy today. When I first started looking at those photos I thought you had taken photos of my place.

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  5. I want that treehouse with the gorgeous old windows!! That Greek Revival looks like a great Miracle Gro commercial...I wonder how the neighbors yards measure up to it. A classic case of garden envy. I can't complain about the weather-it's 76 degrees and my roses are still blooming! Going to get some yard work done.

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  6. I am pleased and surprised to hear that other people are uplifted by greenery too. What is it about chartreuse, moss, celadon, dusty miller gray, and white in a garden setting that makes everything else that's going wrong in life seem okay? Perhaps its the promise of spring. Steve, thank you for helping us look toward upcoming days in the garden... Shiree'

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  7. The table under the huge tree with lights is super romantic and summery to me.
    If your house wasn't so marvelous I'd say you are a fool for not moving further South. I did. ;)

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  8. I can't wait for spring and am already counting the few weeks left. Like you I have a terrible head cold but with wishful dreaming this will be gone and spring will be here.

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  9. Just move me in....to any one of them.

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  10. Love all the gardens. I want the tree house, no...I need the tree house. I'm turning green over here.

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  11. In London I used to spend every evening with the seed and plant catalogues, and various wonderful garden writers, it was a wonderful way to spend the winter!

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  12. Living in Florida,I spent the weekend covering tropicals,in my garden.It went down to the low 40's here.Brrrr,to us...

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  13. Oh that Greek Revival with the beautiful perennials is just breathtaking. For my winter pick me up I have lunch on Friday afternoons at the local garden center. It has a lovely cafe in the middle of the indoor plant section. I get to hear bird song, real bird song, not piped in bird song either. I get to bask in the warm humid air and smell flowers. Oh what that does to my soul during our very cold mid-west winters. However this winter has been un-usually mild with temps hovering from mid twenties to upper forties and no snow. So I am relishing this mild winter.

    Bridgemor

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  14. Splendid choices. I have enjoyed not having snow, but everything is so bleak. I drove to Vermont last weekend and it was below zero. I'm ready to move back to California.

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  15. Have you tried a German vita bomb?

    i don't know if you have a german store there but we swear by them. I think the brand is Kruger. Drop one in a tall glass of water and watch it bubble. Drink it down and let the magic happen. maybe do this several times...but it works for us.

    Don't even get me started on the sudden fall from grace. Brrrr.

    But do lead me down those garden paths.

    xo Jane

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  16. Thanks, Steve, I needed that. Kind of you to invite us along!

    Anonymous,there is a place like that I like to go to eat in Minneapolis, called Bachmann's...lovely!

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  17. All of these are so pretty..and that one with all the color made me think it was your house...just for a second. Very inspiring...we have our first cold weather of the winter...even for here it's a bit chilly, but nothing like the east coast...next year. Hope your feeling better soon!
    annie

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  18. well, I'm not going to thank you.
    :(
    I think you are just being cruel.
    It's like posting photos of chocolate and pizza to a person on a diet.
    :) - Cindi

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  19. Love that Greek Revival. If only I could get my flowers that lush! That feels a like a lifetime from now! Nice break, thank you.

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  20. Loverly! My fave? The outdoor table with the light chandy in the tree!

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  21. Wonderful pictures ...
    Regards

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  22. Oh how incredibly romantic is picture number 2?

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  23. If you had asked us to vote....I would have said 2. That one really got me!

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  24. This post made me sigh with pleasure from the first image to the last. Thank you for the reminder that winter won't last forever. Hope you feel better soon!

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  25. anytime I read your blog I feel better! living in AM too I understand the need for a post like this! thanks! lynda

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  26. I am getting antsy to get back to my garden, so thanks for these pics Steve!

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  27. I could really need some color and green! All I see is white, thick snow. Seattle is looking more and more like Sweden!

    Hugs to you,

    Mon

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  28. That Greek Revival with its outrage of color is stunning, although my dream-come-true would be the stone arch in the last image. Sheer loveliness.
    All the best...Victoria

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  29. Hey Steve, thanks for your comment today. It seems our heads are in the same place, although we got there taking slightly different paths.

    There's nothing like a riot of color in the dead of winter to brighten one's day!!!

    Hope the cold gets better soon.

    Cheers,

    John

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  30. I've been stuck at home with a sick child for days. These beautiful gardens really hit the spot. Thank you!

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  31. Pinspiration is right. :) I especially loved the shot of the water with that quaint boat - reminds me of a picture I snapped in Provence a couple of years ago that looks very idyllic like that! I have a question for you - will drop you a note tomorrow. :)

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  32. The flowers in that 7th picture are just amazing!

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  33. Every single picture was stunning. I scrolled down holding my breath from excitement. Thanks for helping me change my gray mood :)
    Huli

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  34. Great photos, Steve - If only the photo with the rowboat in the pool had a deep blue sky, it would be a perfect Maxfield Parrish painting.

    I hope you feel better soon!

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  35. THank you Thank you..how Imiss the flowers...this is beautiful inspiration! especially after a heavy snowfall. Waiting on the tulips & daffs..6 weeks & counting..

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  36. Thanks for the post mate you have written it very well.

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