Saturday, April 3, 2010

Happy Spring, H-o-ppy Easter!

It's been a long winter here in the north east. We were lucky in some aspects - certainly the snow dropper was kind enough - but the temperatures were so cold for so long with no snow, that it felt a little off, and boy did it drone on. After an awful summer, filled with rain daily and temperatures below 70, it was so nice to bask in the sunlight - literally - today when temperatures rose to an unseasonably high 82 degrees!

What else would I do on a day so beautiful, but plant the planter in the front of CdlV. Now, you all remember what it looked like with the greens and branches in my winter spray display, here.

I wanted something completely different for spring - something low, green, and with a dash of white for a refreshing and welcoming look.

Plant list: hyacinth, white hardy pansies, daffodils, creeping jenny

I've got some spring cleaning to do now that I've opened up these windows and doors. Once that's all done I'll give you a peak at the interior changes of CDLV in the April Series I'm going to be calling: THE STORY OF A HOUSE.

Check back soon!


  1. Can't wait, Artie. Hope you got my email. A blessed Easter/Passover to you and Scott
    xoxo Pattie

  2. I LOVE hyacinth but that POT is FAB!! Can I see a whole picture of it?

  3. Yes, the pot is wonderful, and I am just ready to get the spring flowers....we can still get a freeze up to Mothers Day( hopefully not!)

    Art by Karena

    It is not too late to enter my art giveaway!

  4. I love the creeping jenny, delicate looking. The planter is lovely.

    Looking forward to your upcoming posts! And have a Happy Easter!


  5. Love your new plants Artie, especially the hyacinths.
    I look forward to your "Story of a House" series. I'm getting ready for spring too. Found this great quote:
    "It's spring fever. That is what the name of it is. And when you've got it, you want - oh, you don't quite know what it is you do want, but it just fairly makes your heart ache, you want it so!"
    ~ Mark Twain
    Enjoy your Easter Sunday! -Delores

  6. What a great idea to celebrate the return of warm weather and sunlight. I took one of my flowerbeds and turned it into a lettuce patch. Seriously! LOL

  7. Beautiful photos! I just love Spring, the warmer temperatures and blooming flowers do a lot to improve my mood. :) Thanks for visiting!