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Traversing the snow and thinking about Spring..

Did you hear? It snowed 22 inches this past weekend in Boston. I can’t remember the last time I’ve seen so much snowfall… I remember when I was little this used to mean exciting things like snow days and making forts in the mountain of snow at the bottom of our driveway, but now its more like “ugh. whole foods is closed- how will I eat?!” While the snow IS very pretty while it lasts, in a city that window isn’t long. There are 8 foot mountains of dirty snow everywhere they can shove it and three lane roads are down to only 1. The struggle back and forth between the plows and the guys shoveling the sidewalks has made for very interesting walking around the city- at the end of each street is an OCEAN of slush. Its kind of like a maze to just get where you need to be! It doesn’t help that its been sunny and 40 degrees since Monday….

So I”m over it. Rant complete. Now I’m looking forward to Spring. Here are a few images that are keeping me going. You can find all of the sources on my pinterest page aptly named “Gardens”:

Garden 4 Garden 1 Garden 2 Garden 3

There is also a great garden sale on One Kings Lane today if you feel inspired to pick up a few items in anticipation. Here are a few of my favorites:

Perched RabbitWeathered Garden Lanterns

Garden BirdhousesCrackle Planters

1. This little Perched Rabbit would look SO CUTE peeking out of a flower bed. I would name him fluffy.

2. I imagine putting glowing white candles in these weathered lanterns. And then of course sitting on the patio drinking wine at twighlight.

3. Cant decide if I would cluster these garden birdhouses all together or scatter them around different trees- but they are so whimsical- I love them

4. You can never have enough containers- and at $39 for a set of 2 these little crackle planters are a great find

 

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Garden Sheds. Or how my flowers aren’t pretty if they are surrounded by a mess.

I went out to water my flower boxes this morning and my balcony looked like this:

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Not exactly the urban oasis I’ve been hoping for. Lets just say its a work in progress. But, as you could have guessed by my lack of posting- I’ve barely had time to do my laundry lately, let alone finish my gardening. What I really wish I had room for is a beautiful garden shed to hide all of these empty planters, dirty gardening gloves and tools in while I wait to finish my outdoor projects.. Something a little like these:

I especially love the idea of having a lounging area inside the shed as well. I mean… if we’re spending our imaginary days in the sun, gardening- it might work to sleep out there too: (ps this is actually the same “shed” as the one above- talk about amazing right!?)

But even just an extra sink in the house with beautiful open shelves would make me happy:

A girl can dream right?