My Garden Retreat

My Garden Retreat
photo Gridley Graves for Country Living

The Arrival of Spring....Finally!

Hello Everyone!

I am out in the garden getting everything ready for the outdoor living season.
So far...I did manage to get the potager planted...
the espaliered fruit trees groomed...
All of the linens washed and hung out on the line...
And a few hostas divided

We went from furnace running and me freezing ...
To 82 degrees outside and scrambling for window air units!

I am way......behind  with my gardening so I must run
I am laying a new stone path into the potager and if I quit for too long...I'm too pooped to resart!

But I do hope all of you have a wonderful weekend!
I will be back with more photos of Tinker!
 It's his very first Spring!
Until next time....


  1. Oh how exciting to be sharing Tinker's very first Spring! I can't wait to see the stone path. Don't overwork yourself. It will get done....

  2. It looks picturesque! Enjoy the beautiful, warm weather!

  3. Simply beautiful photos! You've been a busy girl. Enjoy your sunshine:)


  4. Phew! lots of things done and is paying off, those pictures are stunning! Have a wonderful weekend!
    XOXOX Ido

  5. I love Tinker along with all your other beautiful photos. I don't have as much energy as you do and I could not begin to keep up with you and all that you do!! lol

  6. Their it is again !! your sweet little house in your garden...i lov e it !! ....happy

  7. Stunning photos! We have had the same crazy weather here....enjoy your weekend!

  8. i love pretty tinker. i want to make my own version of tinker...your stone paths look lovely.

  9. I agree! We were just wearing winter coats and today I turned on the fan!
    I know, I think the birds got an extreme makeover for their nest! hahaha!
    have a pretty day!

  10. Hi Donna~ I love the collage of pictures you did in this post. So pretty! I have not figured out how to do that yet. Very well done.
    Have a beautiful weekend!

  11. I wanted to ask you , how do you keep the weeds from growing in the pea stone? Do you put down a fabric barrier or spray a chemical or what?

  12. That's it, Donna... I'm moving in. Your home/yard just makes me feel happy! Going to pack right now.... xo

  13. Donna your collage of the garden is so pretty. I don't think there is anything I love more than to see linens hanging on the line. It makes me think of my mom. But it also just looks so rural and country, which you know I love.
    I got to work in the garden the last three days and I am so sore. That's what I get for being such a slug through the Winter.heehee

    I love your post about the message on the lotion. Itn't it so cool how God gets our attention? Such a beautiful post Donna.

    I am sorry to have been gone so long. Dale's dad died on the 30th and we have had many things going on here.
    I will be thinking of you today while I am digging away in the dirt. Hoping that you are having the same kind of joy as I am.
    love to you,

  14. Oh how beautiful your outdoor living space is. All that hard work is really going to give you such pride and reward. Your collage of photos is fabulous. I am thinking a nice hot bubble bath is awaiting you...

  15. Love your little house! I am excited to see it as the season goes on - thanks for sharing, Paula in Idaho

  16. Spring is here!! I love spending time outdoors, too.
    Lovely images.

  17. Love your "Tinker"! Thanks for linking up to Cottage Flora Thursday...xoxo, tracie


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