Need a Remedy for Spring Fever - How about Planting a Container Garden

Sunday, February 21, 2016

I had such high expectations for yesterday,
...finally a small of tease of Spring was in air, 
only just a short grasp away.

Then came the clouds.
And although the temps were a little higher than we've seen for some time,
the overcast sky dampened my serious case of spring fever a tad bit!

But not entirely enough to deter my plans for the day,
give my front porch a refresher, including planting a seasonal container garden,
with BLOOMING flowers. 

I took a trip to our local Lowe's for plants and new potting soil...

The yellow and green variegated leaves of the shrub caught my eye... interesting!

Pansies are one of my favs!
They're so pretty, dainty, and delicate in appearance.
But don't be fooled, ...they are tough and hardy little buggers, able to survive the cold!
I adore the simple white ones that filled this planter.

I have a stash of outdoor pillows I rotate on the bench, that sits by the door on the porch.
But I couldn't resist the new sweet bird and coordinating stripe pillows, 
also found at Lowe's.

Oh wait... I have a set of bird pillows already, maybe a little larger, perhaps.
Still... I couldn't resist!  :)

The square boxwood shrub wreaths are a staple for my doors,
I've had them for quite some time.
They were revitalized with new green ribbon bows.

Rarely do I leave the Garden Section of Lowe's without checking out the Clearance racks.
Found two baskets of mixed colors pansies for $3 each.
With a little Miracle-Gro, they'll be blooming in no time.
They're headed for two urns that are on the back porch.

I hope the weather has been pleasant in your neck of the woods this weekend,
and you've been able to enjoy it some way!

Our temps were even warmer today.
When I awoke from my "Sunday after-church-nap," I'd planned to go walking,
but it was sprinkling rain.
Oh well, we're one day closer to Spring... and that's a good thing!  :)

For more Garden Inspiration,
visit Part One and Part Two of The Secret Garden Tour,
in Wilmington, NC.


Sharing Post At:
Between Naps on The Porch - Met Monday
The Dedicated House - Make It Pretty Monday
Our Home Away From Home - Tuesdays at Our Home
Savvy Southern Style - Wow Us Wednesday
DIY By Design - Winter Blues Wednesday
Sadie Seasongoods - Talk of the Town
Currently, Kelsie - The Alder Collective
Poofing the Pillows - Thinking of Home on Thursday
McCall Manor - Your Inspired Design
The Charm of Home - Home Sweet Home
A Burst of Beautiful - Create, Share, Inspire
Ms Toody Goo Shoes - Best of the Weekend


Thanks so much for the feature, Kim @Savvy Southern Style, Wow Us Wednesday!
Savvy Southern Style


  1. Very pretty! A few weeks ago before the baby shower I hosted, I renewed the pots on our porch with pansies and the asparagus fern from last summer is still pretty. Together they make a great combination. It's definitely already feeling like spring here. We went to our place in the country this weekend and the redbuds are blooming. :)

  2. Your entry looks like a breath of Spring Rhonda! Love your pillow and wreaths!

  3. Rhonda, I love the touches of spring that you added! We visited our local Lowe's garden center after church yesterday to look around, came home with only garden gloves! Wished I would have seen the cute bird pillows! The new ribbon on the square boxwood wreaths also say that spring is soon coming! Blessings, Pam @

  4. Hi Rhonda! Love it all! Spring is coming.
    Thanks for popping in to see me.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia :)

  5. Oh Rhonda just gorgeous !
    I'm pinning to my " a-door " page !!!

  6. Super pretty front door! Very welcoming. Loving the square wreaths. I too always stop at the Clearance section of Lowes. Like to think I've saved a few plants from the garbage can! Visiting from Talk of the Town. Victoria

  7. Your porch is adorable! I love the new Spring touches and especially those square wreaths!!!

  8. This is so pretty! The wreaths are gorgeous with their green ribbons and I love how the pillows pull everything together. Just lovely!

  9. Yay! So glad to see this pretty post at Thoughts of Home on Thursday. Today it's going to be gorgeous here and I'm going to head out into the flower beds. :)

  10. This is such a welcoming porch! I love all of the details and the wreaths are perfect! Thanks for sharing at Your Inspired Design.

  11. This is THE prettiest front porch I have seen in a long time! Elegant, beautiful and classic! Bravo!

  12. Thank you for sharing this at TOHOT!
    Wherever can I find square boxwood wreathes and how to you keep them so green?

    Everything looks beautiful!

  13. Your front porch looks so pretty, Rhonda! I love the square boxwood wreaths! Anytime pansies are displayed is a good and happy time....pansies just make me smile.


  14. That looks lovely. Your ready to host an Easter celebration. I went to the garden center yesterday and still no plants here too cold.:( Thanks for sharing at Home Sweet Home!


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