Thursday, March 14, 2013

Inside Spring Garden

 "Oh! the things which happen in a garden!"
The Secret Garden
 I can't wait any longer. Our ground is still covered under a blanket of snow.
 When I found this opened cage I just knew it belonged in my garden, but it is now my garden in waiting.
 A few day's in a row, the sun was warm and a beautiful sound filled the air..The robins were singing as they huddled in the flowering crab apple tree.
 We sure enjoy the birds that visit our backyard. They are so welcomed and can find most everything they need to make our yard a wonderful place for them to nest.
 My inside garden with visits from these pretty little birds will keep my heart singing until the ground
is ready for planting and growing and nesting once again.
 Every early spring I have been growing grass inside, with the snow keeping us in most of the time, it is a pleasure to "Listen" to the grass grow..even as we have a fire warming us as we dream of spring. The grass is real along with the spring flowers..the birds and yellow forsythia branches are not!
 Don't take me wrong..I do love a pretty winter snow fall, but now I'm ready to open the windows and feel the fresh spring air..
  Recovering from a grand 2' we are ready to let it go..
 and bring forth the spring gardens.
 I found the cage at Home Goods, gave it a light wash with a very soft white paint and
filled the removable tray with starter grass seed. It didn't take long to 'hear the grass grow"
 Spring has arrived in my Inside Spring Garden..
Joining Sherry at The Charm Of Home ~ Home Sweet Home
and Courtney at French Country Garden ~ Feathered Nest Friday


Ann@A Sentimental Life said...

Shirley, That is absoultely gorgeous! What a fantastic idea. I just love every wee bit of it, the white tulips, the grass, the forsythia and of course your little yellow birdie.
Wish I had one!
It is suppose to be in the 70's and sunny tomorrow so I have a daffodil that may bloom!

Mari said...

I agree it's gorgeous, I love the birds and pretty flowers, well at least it's nice and bright inside your pretty home :)


From The Heart said...

I love your garden!I think most everyone is longing for spring..I sure am! Beautiful post.

Lynn @The Vintage Nest said...

2 feet of snow....oh my! Hopefully it will melt quickly Shirley and you will be seeing the new Spring green grass outside. xo

Barb @ My Cottage On The Lake said...

Hi Shirley,

I love your sweet pictures...they made me smile with complete delight!

I have the same cage and also painted it a creamy white....aren't we a mess? Ha. Yours is so pretty!

Have a blessed Sunday.


Red Rose Alley said...

This cage is so charming, Shirley. And I LOVE Home Goods - one of my favorite shops. If you can't have a garden outside, you may as well have one inside, right? What a clever idea.....and that pink little bird is the sweetest thing. Have a good week ahead.
~Sheri at Red Rose Alley

Judy at GoldCountryCottage said...

Shirley, what a great idea. A bit of lovely in the midst of all that white cold. I'm with you and we didn't get our normal little bit of snow this year, but I'm ready for Old Man Winter to be gone..Happy Weekend..Judy

Karen @ Pieces of Contentment said...

What a stunning arrangement - beautifully done. It will certainly add some wonderful colour to your days. Cute little birds too.

Stewart M said...

We had our first morning with a real chill in the air today - not a frost, but autumn all right!

There will more pictures from same trip as I took the pelicans over the next two days.

Stewart M - Melbourne

Laurie Ritchey said...

Shirley, you turned that cage into a magical garden! I love it. You had the vision, and you executed it beautifully. laurie

Olga said...

That's a lovely idea! Looks very pretty!

Sherry said...

This is so pretty Shirley! We had snow here this AM and it was 19 last night!This has been a long winter. At least it is sunny out today. Thank you for joining Home Sweet Home!

ketz said...

Those birds and pretty flowers are very lovely, now it's nice and bright inside your pretty home :)

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