She is a gardener so I left the plants in their 4" pots wrapped with tissue paper and twine making them easier to transplant later. The eggs are cascarones, a tradition from China by way of Mexico. Colorful eggs filled with confetti meant to be broken over the head of a friend. Good fun for our upcoming Fiesta season.
Tucking the eggs in the basket works too.
A surprise visit found her in the garden and she said those magic words "do you have a few minutes." It had been a while so we spent at least an hour walking and talking through her large gardens. As we talked I took a few photos to share with you. Enjoy!
Columns of Crossvine blooming by the pool. I can't remember seeing these in bloom before so this was a treat. Melody uses a lot of vines and climbers in her garden and after my first visit to Melody's garden nearly five years ago, I was inspired to plant more vines in my own garden.
Blooms in a large honeycomb rock which I don't remember what they are. She will let us know I'm sure.
Pink Poppies and matching roses by the arbor entrance to the woodland shade garden.
Masses of Texas Gold Columbine mixed with Bluebonnets and poppies yet to bloom by the barn.
The sign of a real gardener, a potting bench with works in progress and a bouquet of bluebonnets.
She was delighted with the basket and even told me she had planned on getting Chocolate Mint at the nursery this year. Love it when that happens.
A nice spring day to spend time in the garden to catch up.