A few weeks ago I told you about our first visit to Southern Exposure (and I still haven't found a place for my HUGE sun face yet!). Not much was blooming but last week it was an entirely different story!
Tulips were in full bloom. I loved the pink ones!
We were greeted by the Southern Exposure bunny. He looked just like Peter Rabbit, waiting for us to head to dinner so he could go make mischief!
I always get a bit of a thrill when I begin to enter the garden path, wondering what I might see.
There were loads of bleeding hearts, a favorite that reminds me of my grandmother's garden.
Even the lilacs were in bloom.
They do wonderful things with sculpture, whether it is poured...
We checked out the herb garden.
Have you seen chamomile? I hadn't. Loads of tea to come, I think!
The greenhouse is a favorite spot. These pansies are in full bloom!
And I loved this heart with succulents. I suspect this is for a workshop that unfortunately I am not taking. Rats! I would have loved this!
My companions for the evening were my friend Kate and sister-in-law Kim.
As always, we paid respect to the chickens.
The rooster was in good form, chasing the ladies and making plenty of noise!
Our project was a three-pot metal planter with birds. Our work spaces included a bin of dirt, a spoon and gloves and the metal piece, along with basil, violas, kale and thyme.
There were 60 of us and it was, as usual, set out on hay bales which made clean-up easy!
This was super easy -- basically filling in the pots with the dirt. I love how they have everything set out for us! The end result was lovely.
And even better, I got to see a friend from junior high school! We have seen each other since we were 13 or 14, but not often enough. This was a bonus!
After the workshop we had time to take another quick look at the gardens (ask me how much I love Daylight Saving Time!)
I have one more coming up (actually, by the time this one posts, that will be over!) And I'm anxious to see how much greener and more developed the garden is.
No matter what, I know it will be beautiful!
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