Monday, April 9, 2012

Sunday Morning In The Garden

What a glorious, spring day yesterday! We spent our Easter morning in the garden drinking coffee and enjoying the warm air, blossoms and sweet scent of the pink jasmine.

Mr. A even brought out the cushions from storage so we could soak up the sun.

This is my favorite time of year when the garden looks its best.

In a few weeks, the Cecile Brunner roses will be blooming, covering the arbor, aka the "tunnel of love."
I can't wait!

I spy some lilac blossoms!
Why didn't I plant more than one lilac bush?

Bear is suspicious that a certain Easter bunny has been in his yard.
He has already found a few eggs laying around!

Yay, Reese found them all! (With Papa's help!)
Have a wonderful week! I know this weather won't last....

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Kathysue said...

GM D! You yard is so beautiful and inviting. Reece is a little doll! It sounds as if you had a perfect family day. Another glorious day here today!! Happy Monday,

Mr Paul said...

Delores, your garden looks beautiful, I look forward to following it through the Summer.
Those urns planted with Sedum look great. I have urns at the top of my garden shopping list this year but as yet haven't seen one that fit the bill.

Libby said...

Yes, it was a truly glorious day here too! I love looking up through the new green leaves to the clear blue sky. Enjoy the spring days Delores!

Shenita @ Embellishments by SLR said...

Delores, what a beautiful garden!! I imagine that it is just wonderful to sit and take it all in! My jasmine has just started to bloom; and I can't wait for the breezes to carry that lovely scent throughout the garden! Yours is just beautiful!

Kifus said...

Your garden and plants look marvelous, Delores! Glad you had a happy Easter!

Sally@threeblondeboyz said...

What a sunning garden!I can only imagine how much work you must put into it for it to look so good! My ideal garden I think.
I've just planted my first seeds here since I arrived in Florida 3 years ago. I've had a lot to learn about gardening. I miss my formal English garden and seeing yours takes me back. Thank you. I hope to see an abundance of color in my own backyard this Summer ~ fingers crossed. Hugs, Sally xx

Katy Noelle said...

Ah, California winter and spring! I remember when the patio cushions would come back out; so, you saying that just triggered such a feeling.

Your garden is, indeed, lush and beautiful. What a sight those rose will be!!! =]

and, that is one sweet and very pretty girly, there! =]

Happy day after Eater, Delores!

Katy xo

Patty Marker said...

Your garden looks like a little slice of paradise. So tranquil...the perfect spot for a morning cup of coffee.

Betty said...

What a beautiful garden you have and so it the little one. We are working on our back yard this year. I just love yours.

Patti said...

Your graden is beautiful and it looks like you had a wonderful day!!! I can't wait until the weather here allows us to drink our coffee on the's still a little too chilly to do it yet!!



Babs said...

Delores, your garden is gorgeous. Don't you love the fragrance of lilacs? Our are almost finished blooming but our roses are doing well.
Thanks for sharing your lovely garden. Reese is just darling.Look at her cut little outfit! Have a great week,

kim @ whitebarnbasics said...

Beautiful garden! so lush! I know... I only planted one Lilac bush as well! urg!

Terri~terrileeauthor said...

Your pictures are always magazine worthy. I cannot wait for the roses to bloom on your 'tunnel of love' Your garden is just beautiful. A perfect spot for an Easter morning.

rachel said...

I just started fallowing your blog and I have to say your yard is wonderful! I think I maybe doing some yard work in the near future.

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

Stunning have such beautiful gardens in California...I cannot wait to see your "tunnel of love" roses...I can just imagine how spectacular they are!

Mulberries and Lace said...

Delores ~ Your home and gardens are just beautiful. More, more, please give us more. ~m

Karen said...

Your yard, as always, inspires. My Cecile Brynner is already blooming but it's just those few degrees of difference between Northern California (you) and Southern California (me). You're right, I believe they have forecast rain for us on Wednesday. Still, enjoy it while we have it, right?
P.S. Your granddaughter is darling.

Mary Anne said...


What a beautiful yard and isn't it the best that you could sit outside in the morning and enjoy 'a cup' in your outdoor morning room!!

Love your blog and visit it almost everyday!

Mary Anne ox

Tartan Terrace said...

So, so pretty! Love to see Bear hunting for eggs!

Victoria said...

Your garden looks beautiful, Delores, and Reese is absolutely adorable.
XO Victoria

Sarah said...

I'd be happy to spend time in this garden. Love the urns with the succulents, Delores. I'm going to plant more of these this year. Started with my Easter centerpiece. ;-)
Have a great day.......Sarah

Greet Lefèvre said...

Oh my dear! Your garden is just gorgeous!!! What a beautiful post! I so enjoyed it! Thank your sharing!And that last picture with Reese and papa is so touching!

Just Spiff It said...

Your yard is spectacular!! Needs to be on the cover of a magazine. I especially like how you have used succulents in your urns.
Thanks for sharing.

Pura Vida said...

What a beautiful space. No wonder you love it!

Unknown said...

In Minnesota, spring in the garden
means you are introduced anew to some plants you've actually forgotten over the winter (winter is long here). It's really fun, and it makes you excited for what's to come!

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

I could live in your yard. So lush and green. She is so cute!

Alison @ The Polohouse said...

Your garden is to die for, Delores! I wish I could sit there in person and take in all the loveliness with your sweet pooch.

Why am I so not surprised!!!??


Sara Grace said...

Bear is so cute! Love the "tunnel of love" - so wonderful! Also, I love love love the green striped cushions!

Sue said...

Your garden is stunning. I would have a hard time leaving when things are blooming.

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