I've got it bad!
The weather has been so nice here in the SF Bay Area the last few weeks that it has me longing to get outside and get my yard in shape for my favorite seasons.
The local nurseries are bursting right now with so many wonderful plants, trees, bulbs, flowers and vegetables which has prompted me to get outside and do some Spring cleaning.
I've been doing the necessary pruning over the past month or so and am now uncovering and cleaning the garden furniture, dusting off the cobwebs, re-staining the fence, re-painting the walkway and just tidying up both the front and backyards.
Hope really springs eternal this time of year with the anticipation of warmer months ahead!
Even in California the weather can be rather unpredictable especially in Spring.
I tend to forget the April showers and pretty fierce winds that come with Springtime in the Bay Area, but it never seems to dampen my enthusiasm for preparing our yard or "outside room" for easy living.
Each year I seem to rearrange things just a bit differently.
This year I had to come up with a new coffee table as the old one gave into the elements and sadly bit the dust.
I purchased this gorgeous old pot at my favorite salvage yard about a year ago thinking it would be a nice replacement when we needed it and I'm happy to report it worked out perfectly!
I went back to that salvage yard on Sunday to find a glass top and found the perfect one, 42" in diameter with very thick glass for $20!
I'm thrilled with how it has transformed the seating arrangement making it more open and inviting.
We are meeting with our gardener this evening to discuss eliminating this useless, ugly, grassy section, and expanding the brick patio to the rose bed and underplanting the roses to make it into a lusher border.
We have been storing 2 piles of used brick on the side of our house for several years so it's high time to put them to use!
I think Spring is my favorite season, what's yours?