Spring has Sprung!

I was truly starting to think that spring would NEVER come after the endless months of grey cold that Nashville gets in the winters.  However….the weather has recently turned warm and lovely and garden center coupons have begun to appear in my inbox…sure signs that at long last the season of flowers and flip-flops has arrived.

While the Johnson family has been house-hunting, the Bordeauxs have been working on a major yard project.  I can’t reveal just yet what it is, but I’ll give you a few teaser pictures of the little signs of Spring that have been popping up in our yard.  Happy little flowers everywhere!

Keith and I have made the annual trip to Home Depot to buy flowers for his (and then OUR) front porch planters since we were just first dating, so it’s become a fun tradition…picking out plants…potting them….me trying to remember to water them….

I have high hopes of keeping all our plants alive this year.


This planter on the front porch usually gets something happy and bright red, and this year is no exception.


This year we added hanging baskets (picked up for $12 each at Southeastern Salvage…one of my favorite stores) to the porch for an extra pop of color. And look how great our maple tree is doing!


Gerber daisies have always been a favorite of mine so we picked out these bright pink ones for the pot on the front steps.


My new planter-box-herb-garden. Excited to actually use these herbs in my cooking this year….now that I know how to cook!

So that’s the yard tour for now…..but there’s a doozy of a post in store for you soon!

Question: What are you guys planting in your yards this year?  Flowers? Veggies?  Would love to hear all about it!


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4 responses to “Spring has Sprung!”

  1. Mary-Hall says :

    I am kinda itching to make an herb garden in a planter that could be transported over to the new place later this summer. That itch intensifies every time I pay $2 for a handful of basil in a plastic container from the grocery store. Yours looks awesome. Love the labels, label-girl.

  2. bethanybordeaux says :

    Do it! The herbs were like $3 each, so really it’s like you use each one once or twice (depending on if you grocery shop at Kroger or Whole Foods) and they pay for themselves. The adorable signs (you know I LOVE my labels) came from Target….part of the Smith & Hawken line there (I think….maybe the Threshold brand? But I’m pretty sure S&H) and I just got them about a week ago so they are for sure this season. They came in packs of 3 and were about $8 a pack. I have one more….for “Lavender” that will be used as part of the other yet-to-be-revealed yard project. You should totally do potted herbs or a flower box like mine and trek it over to Casa de Johnson: Raymond Location when you move. Do it. Your home-cooked meals will thank you.

  3. Anonymous says :

    Momma Daniel here: Love your container gardening (I almost said “pot gardening” and decided I’d better rephrase it! ha ha) Well, I suppose I don’t have to worry about herbs, since I don’t cook that much. 🙂 Enjoy yours! (Do you remember when we made wooden “labels” for the trees in the back? Glad you’re keeping up the tradition!)

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