Wednesday, May 30, 2018

MOMENTS IN THE GARDEN for "Tea In The Garden"

Welcome to Tea In The Garden:

When I first started doing a tea setting
in the garden and in the home
was when I was participating in a the
 Rose Chintz Cottage blog party back
in 2010.  Seems like a very long time
ago!  I know many of you were also
there each week and loving her party.

Today I am sharing an older 1991 Victoria
Book called "Moments in the Garden".
I am also sharing some photos from
my garden which is making a transfer
from spring to summer. I already
miss the pretty spring flowers. 

I love the Canterbury Bells-
and I hope to grow
more from seeds for next year.

I made a bouquet with whatever I could 
find and I think I'll call it my 
celebration bouquet.  This is a big 
week for my hubby and I as we are
celebrating our 50th wedding
anniversary on Thursday.

There was cloud cover while I was 
doing my
photos for which I was really thankful.
It is definitely starting to get hot in

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

ENGLISH GARDEN STYLE for "Tea In The Garden"

I adore the charming English Garden
style of mixing 
cottage flowers together.

I found this olde English Daintee Lady
teapot in for all places - West Virginia.

Today we are in the garden
and we can all pretend for a bit
that we don't have a care in
the world.

I hope you like scones because 
I baked
you some - please enjoy!

I think this is what I love about
a garden.  "It is a place to escape
and experience something else
than the usual routine."

Last Saturday our subdivision had
 a garage sale and we participated 
which is not my idea of fun but
I was happy to get rid of some 
unwanted items.  How about you?

We have the feeling we always get
which is that spring has gone way
to fast this year since it came late.

On Sunday it rained all day and all
night which was really too much
for my peonies. 

 Below, I am 
sharing a "new to me" teapot
which is called Chelsea Chintz
by Windor - English.

If you would like to bake these
 Lemon Scones
the recipe can be found here.

Saturday, May 19, 2018


Everyday is a little
 now in the garden.

It brings me such joy!

We have our first roses blooming
 and wonder when the Japanese
 beetles will come out
of the ground!

Well, my garden is 2 years old so I
am so pleased to see growth and development!

I hope your weekend is lovely!

Thursday, May 17, 2018


Have you noticed how we are all on
 such different schedules for our spring
flowers.  Some of you have even moved
 on to summer flowers and with other's
their spring has just arrived.

I guess here in Missouri it is
some of both!  We had a late
spring and now some very
hot days already.  Mostly,
I love that I can find material
for bouquets again.

Last year was my first attempt to grow
my own foxgloves and not all
survived winter but I have some and
I am so happy about that!

For all their invasiveness - I
hated to say goodbye to the violets!

One last tulip says goodbye...

Now we have irises and the peonies
are beginning to open.

  New seeds
are coming up but sadly
farewell to bulbs.