Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Happy Spring!

Happy First Day of Spring!! One of my favorite things to do that marks the beginning of Spring is to attend the Danville Gardens Annual Spring Luncheon with my Mother and a few friends.  I look forward to it every year and I am a ritual type of gal so if I don't go, I might have an anxiety attack or something, but here are a few of the reasons I love to go..

You walk into the beautiful, warm greenhouse and take in the displays and all the pretty plants...

Picnic basket as a planter...what a clever idea, huh?

Next you walk over to your table and take in all the prettiness going on there.....girls just love this kinda stuff....

Next we walk around and take in more prettiness...
and more...

(I have to divulge that I bought the little basket with the welcome sign attached)
And we get some cute ideas, like this...
Next we take our seats and get to the good part...lunch. I was too busy eating to take a picture of it, but it was good. We take in a fashion show and listen to all the new ideas and new flowers and plants that are going to be available this Spring, but the best part is spending time with my girls..
Mary Lou and Grandma

Grandma and Rose
Me and Becky

Lisa, Leigh and my Mom
(I love the look Lisa is giving me in this picture...it says.."I only put up with you because I don't have anyone to help me hide the body") Love ya Lisa!
Here are some random pics of prettiness..

The trees on each side of the basket are dwarf flowering peach trees that are new this year, they are called a Patio Peach..and if I concentrate really hard, I think I can still hear them calling my name.

Maybe the one thing I love the most about the whole day, is when I pull up in front of my garage and open the back of the car and ask my husband and all his muscles to remove the huge ceramic urn I bought.  He gives me that look that says, "I know you peeled the price tag off."  and I give him a look back that says,"who me?"
Have a Happy Spring!

If you would like to learn more about Danville Gardens and their upcoming events, click here


  1. Beautiful pictures and precious friends! I look forward to each and every one of your blogs. Keep them coming please. You are so talented!

  2. Such a pretty spring day. So jealous Grace and I couldn't share in the fun!


    1. I was thinking the same thing as I wrote it. Wish you guys could have been there!