Greetings ~

For those who celebrated Easter (I know I’m a bit late here), I hope your day was filled with family, food and flowers. We usually join Tom’s family for Easter brunch, and it is always a special gathering with pretty spring blooms and delicious food.

However, this past Easter we moved furniture up to our place in Maine. Thanks to Tom’s careful packing and planning, the move was pretty successful…except for one hiccup: our rental moving truck broke down en route. We ended up spending a night at a hotel off the highway and, the next day, moving the entire contents from one 24 foot truck to another 🙁 Thankfully the remainder of trip went much smoother. A special thanks to our friends Steve and Darlene for all of their help!

While I regroup and catch my breath, please enjoy the rest of the Southern Living photos of our garden.
These are of the blue garden, which I designed around a cool color palette of blues, lavenders and purples. Thanks so much to photographer Helen Norman for her lovely photos. And of course, many thanks to Southern Living magazine – especially garden editor Rebecca Bull Reed. If you missed part one, click here.

For whimsy, a pair of faux bois concrete boots tucked in the garden bed.
An early spring view with our neighbor’s house behind the row of Cryptomeria Japonica Yoshino trees.
Spanish Bluebells’ vivid blue hue.
Lovely bell-shaped lavender flowers grace this Columbine.
Look at the sensational spikes of indigo flowers from the Baptisias during mid spring! I love their pea-like foliage.
Two varieties of pansies in shades of lavenders.
ABOVE: Clusters of tall purple Alliums punctuate the borders, taking the eye up.
Transplanted from our neighbor Mary’s garden, these Siberian Irises are adapting quite well. Their delicate petals look hand painted.
A summer moment in the blue garden with the double row of Hidcote Lavenders in full bloom.
And a clematis with the prettiest blooms.
PS – Enjoy more photos as well as a garden plan here.