Spring Vision

Y’all I love Spring! I feel like I say that about every season, and while I do love Fall and Winter, I do NOT love Summer, so I appreciate Spring, though it’s usually fleeting. I love planting flowers, and Spring showers. Not to mention just about my favorite holiday, Easter, is always in the Spring. And I just love the way Spring makes me feel (not counting the dad-gum allergies, that feeling I do not appreciate.) Maybe it’s because my precious baby boy was born in Spring, or because I married my Love in the Spring, whatever it is, it makes me feel warm.

Here’s a mood/vision/ inspiration board/post. ☺️ Hope you enjoy!

Hope it’s starting to green up to Spring wherever you are! What are your favorite parts of Spring? What do you find inspiring this time of year?

*ASpottedHeart

Early Spring Fever

Flower catalogue with a cup of tea
February isn’t even over yet and I’m already dreaming about what flowers and seeds I’m going to plant this Spring. I spent a good part of yesterday afternoon combing through my Johnny Seeds catalogue seeing what flowers I’d want to try to start from seed his year. Last year I tried to grow a small cut garden and though I grew some pretty Zinnias, I didn’t work very hard at it and it didn’t do as well as it could have. This year I want to do better. I’ve never done much from seed, so this year I’m going to pay close attention to when and how to plant the seed and not just put them in the ground and hope they sprout.

A few that I’m loooking forward to trying are:

Those are just a few! I’ll also plant the actual plants when the time comes, but I’m excited to try some new varieties. Last summer I did this post on some of my flowers around the homestead. I look forward to doing more this year and keeping my fingers crossed that my cherry tree will bloom this year.

What are you planting this year? Have you ever started from seeds? Tell me your experiences and what you’re looking forward to this Spring!

 

*ASpottedHeart

Oklahoma Green Thumb

I’ve gotten to where I really love and I’ve found, good at, if I say so myself, gardening. It’s funny because I was that kid in the flower dept, slowly tailing their mother asking “Are you done yet? Can we go? I’m hot! Why do you need ALLLLLLL these flowers?” Yup! That was me. Now, I can’t wait to go shopping for flowers and plan where all my little flower beds and pots will be and what they’ll have planted in them. OneCuteCowboy is ridiculously good at bringing in fun stuff to plant flowers. This year, this has been my favorite…


This is an old grain drill. A piece of farm equipment from the early to mid 1900’s. It sits proudly where anyone driving by can see it. This is the only farm this piece of equipment has ever been on, pretty neat when you stop and think about it. 


I filled it with beautiful petunias in vibrant hues of pinks, purples, reds, and yellows. We live on a road that is frequented by local farmers and ranchers and it’s fun to “entertain” by way of a pretty yard.

This is a “planter” we wheeled into our yard last summer. It’s an old John Deere tractor tire rim that I’ve filled with petunias and only two sweet potato vines. The vines go crazy and overflow everywhere and really make for a charming little sight. I know it doesn’t look all that big but it’s about  4ft. across and 2ft. tall. It’s one of my favorites that lasts well into the Fall.


This little area under one of our front shade trees is also a favorite of mine.That slab of wood is from OneCuteCowboy and I’s wedding day. It served as our cake stand, makes me smile every time I look at it. Early this spring I planted gladiolus bulbs around it, thought it’d add a little flare to the area.

I was so pleasantly surprised when these bloomed, I’d never seen one with the double color like these are. I’m just mezmorized by them.



A picture OCC took when I was watering some of my old COOP buckets he found in the old barn, along with this antique wheel borrow. I just love that thing!


Bumper likes to follow me around while I water. She loves attacking the hose and is amazed at the water trickling out.


I am quite simply, floored I still have Pansy’s alive. They love cooler weather, but they’re still going strong!


I love my vintage swan planter. She’s shy, but her colors are vibrant! 



I adore succulents. They’re sprinkled throughout my yard and flowerbeds and porch. My grandma always has cute little hens and chicks succulents in her front flowerbeds and I’ve loved them ever since I first noticed them. They’re so “homey” to me, they make me happy! 

So there’s a small glimpse into my little gardens. Hope you’ve enjoyed it! I’ll do another post on OneCuteCowboy and I’s vegetable garden soon!

Summer Solstice

Am I the only one who has been in complete denial that not only is it summer, but almost JULY?! I just can’t get excited about hot weather, I’m a fall and winter gal through and through, but summer does have its perks: pretty flowers, fresh fruits and veggies, warm nights, grilling out, and longer daylight to be out with the animals. Here’s what’s keeping me motivated and inspired (as hard as it is in this heat) this June. Hope you enjoy!










What inspires you in the summertime? What’s you’re favorite way to stay cool in the summer?