Saturday, April 20, 2019


I am so excited to share my first "Tea In
The Garden" for this spring season.

For the most part, the daffodils and
tulips have already bloomed but
other plants are coming along.  Today
I decided to have a WILD VIOLET TEA.
You see, I am one of those people who
love seeing the wild violets bloom and
I know they will be gone soon.

 I had bought myself 4 packages of purple tulip
 bulbs last fall and 2 more for friends.  They
 were supposed to be "Triumph Purple" but they
 became more like "Truly Red".  I was
 disappointed in the mistake but can
 survive such things!  Red tulips are lovely
but that wasn't the color I needed.

Just a week ago today we had snow.

There really is no other
type of blogging I like
better than this!

I found both purple and white lilacs this morning
blooming in the yard.  Yes, the ones getting the
most sun seem to bloom first.

Like many of you, we had
a long and cold winter for Missouri.
I know these things are relative as
it is still snowing in Colorado.

If you are looking at this and still having 
snow I just want to say that means you will
 probably have a much cooler summer 
than us and your nighttime temps will
 be probably be wonderful!

Please help yourself ........  pour yourself
some tea and let's relax.  Tell me all about
your garden please!

I have lots of foxgloves coming
along this year but am anxious for
my walnut to leaf out above to
provide some shade.  I am very
fond of foxgloves, hollyhocks,
delphiniums and canterbury bells.

Thank you for visiting me on this first
"Tea In The Garden" for the season!
I wish you a very Happy Easter as
we celebrate the Resurrection of our Lord!


Beth said...

Your garden is looking great, Bernideen. What a nice time of year! I was surprised that you have lilacs blooming already. Enjoy spring!

Mel@IronstoneCottage said...

Most of the daffodils are done, but the tulips are still going strong in my garden. The bleeding hearts, which I wasn't sure had survived the summer, are starting to bloom now. Oh, and it looks like we'll be able to put lilacs on the brunch table tomorrow. I'm still trying to decide what dessert I could garnish with the wild violets.

Penny @ Penny's Vintage Home said...

Your yard is delightful......and a perfect place for tea! xoxo

Thelma said...

Your garden look beautiful. I am planting foxglove for the first time this year. It's still too early here. The snow hasn't all gone. Happy Easter. xo.

Vee said...

How great that you could enjoy tea time in your garden again. It has been a long winter. Your garden is looking lovely and I can’t believe that you have lilacs. As for my wee garden, I just found it again blanketed under the leaves, which were all raked away yesterday, Now I am once again wondering what those green tips are...

A blessed Easter to you!

The Victorian Girl said...

Your garden is always so beautiful Bernideen! I would love to have one just like it. Happy Easter! Susan K.

Marilyn Miller said...

Beautiful tea in the garden. Your garden is really taking shape and coming up beautifully. There are very few flowers I don't love. Funny that you mentioned the red tulips. We once bought tulips in Amsterdam to bring home; so unusual colors for sure. What came up was yellow and red. I have wondered it climate and soil make a difference. Our lilac and red bud is beginning to bloom now.

Louca por porcelana said...

Happy Easter!What a breathtaking Tea in the Garden!Such beauty!

kitty@ Kitty's Kozy Kitchen said...

What a beautiful first teatime in your garden, Bernideen. Your table, and the setting is so pretty with the violets. I hope that you and your hubby had a Happy Easter!

Sandi Magle said...

Just a really big smile from here. We actually had a gorgeous day here for Easter and my porch is cleaned and usable---LOVELY! And, our grounds are awakening. Love your tea in the garden post---I hope to do one for next week..promises, promises, lol.

Deanna Rabe - Creekside Cottage Blog said...

I love wild violets too!

Disappointing about your tulips! You wanted purple! Sigh...

Lovely tea set up in a beautiful garden!

Margie said...

Hooray for the first Tea in the Garden! I'm swooning over your pretty garden and violet tea sets.

Spring is taking its time to arrive here so I have to live vicariously through you.

Jean | said...

Bernideen, your garden is soooo beautiful! Your neighbors must love you just for your landscaping! I'm concentrating my efforts on a small raised bed of tomatoes and herbs and a few flowers and leaving the rest to my husband.

Two Cottages And Tea said...

I love seeing your Tea in the Garden again! You always have such beauty to share! I am still waiting for my daffodils to bloom!

Rosemary said...

Violet tea time is the best! What lovely photos... and beautiful garden. The red tulips.... oh my!