Friday, April 29, 2011

Oh My the Hats!


 Tonight my grand girlies and daughters joined me while we watched the DVR recording of the Royal Wedding.  The grand girlies came over in their princess dresses.  It was a fun way to enjoy a take out supper in front of the telly.   We had to try to keep Eden's interest up by making references to Disney princess movies.  "Oh look Eden, it is like Tangle on the balcony."  I loved all the pomp and circumstance.  The ceremony and the views we had of West Minister Abby were stunning to me.

What probably fascinated me the most though were the hats.  So amazing!!! Nothing like it here in the states.

Here is a quick link to the ones that are getting the most press.

Royal Wedding Hats

My favorite hat was worn by Sophie Countess of Wessex, neutral, classy and of coarse with roses!

Vee asked :  Dare I ask which hats were on the other end of the spectrum for you? ☺
April 30, 2011 5:18 AM
Well I didn't want to add to all the hoopla, but Fergies daughters...OH MY!
Check out the Royal Wedding Hats in the link above and let me know what you think?

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

New Green Shoots

What I am dreaming of

Today I spent almost the entire day visiting local nursery's.  It was my first "Garden" outing of the year.  I have been in and out of bed with a nasty sinus infection for about two weeks.  The weather has been hideous or I have been sick.  Either way not my ideal way of spending spring days.  Today things were different.  I have my stamina back and the weather has shifted.  My first stop bright and early this morning with a double tall latte in hand, I saw nursery workers starting their day with great big smiles on their faces. Breathing in the intoxicating scents of wafting blossoms, hauling plants out from the greenhouses, receiving truck loads of new goodness they were all excited!  They had been chomping at the bit it seemed as much as I was.  Spring was a slow comer here in our neck of the woods . Today the sun was out, the wind had stopped, the clouds moved on and here we are!

I had my fill of new green shoots, lots of color and fun shopping.  I am at the moment helping out with four other garden plans not including mine.  Dare I tell you how many nurseries I went too...including box stores...9 in total!  I have client plant lists to fill and much to accomplish with my own mess around the pool.  I have been busy ordering roses while lying in bed...five of which arrived today!  I found at one box store a huge fully in bloom lilac bush that rode around in my car all day!  As the scent filled my vehicle I was reminded of my childhood springs in New England.  I can't wait to plant this shrub in Miss Eden and baby Avie's play yard.  I have trained them well to sniff all the lovely blossoms.  As scent is such a memory marker, I have made sure they will have much to remember!

Liv Tyler

Pink Traviata

Anne Boyleyn

Some of my new roses for this year!
As you can tell from my pictures, I love the romantic old fashion looking roses and their scents. Wait to you see what I have planned for an arbor :)

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