Saturday, March 10, 2012

♣ ♣ Still Gettin’ on our Green! ♣ ♣

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While getting all my St. Patrick's Day decorations

into place, I noticed that my orchid was also

showing off her green!

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The sun was shining this morning


and the petals looked like pure white silk in the light.

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Then I noticed that my primrose was also

participating in "the wearin' o the green"

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I buy ONE of these plants every year.

They don't last long but they are such a

nice promise that Spring is really coming.

primroses framed

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Ms. C. was visiting last week & she

wanted to plant some flower seeds.

She mixed Bachelor Buttons & Baby's Breath

seeds together.

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It didn't take them long to sprout at all!

It will be fun to see how they turn out.

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Even my basil got dressed up a wee bit!

I have planted two Oxalis plants in some
milk-glass vases that my sister found for me.

These look like tiny little 4-leaf clovers! I collect them, ya' know...both milkglass & 4 leaf clovers.

I find them all the time. You can see some of my clover collection HERE.

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Thanks Sis!

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This is MY version of a "pot o' gold"

Luscious gold FL sunshine in the form

of navel oranges from Sam's sweet.

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I've been working on some free standing lace

projects with my embroidery machine.

I'll have more to share later in the week.

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Thanks for stopping by The Gazebo House today.

You're always welcome to visit & we've

always got treats to share.

I'm joining The Tablescaper for Seasonal Sundays

LOTS of green going on over there!


  1. Lovin' your pot-o-gold Rett! If you have room in the garden for an experiment, plant the primrose in an area that doesn't get direct afternoon sunlight (morning light is ok). I planted one under a low bird bath one year and it bloomed again around June. It also came back the next year-fun:@)

  2. Indeed being a wee bit Irish is truly a Grand thing to be.....

  3. What a great Pot of Gold.....looks delicious!

  4. Love all your "greenery" and the perfect pot of gold. Thank you for your sweet words on my blog post. It meant the world to me as I am trying to make a decision about going forward with my blog. Many thanks.

  5. I think you've got the green covered Rett, everything looks so festive. I love primrose too. May the luck of the Irish be with you.

  6. Even your flowers look so professional. I'm envious! I never even think of planting stuff in the house.

  7. I am loving it all! That embroidery shamrock is fabulous! Should I take the machine out of the box and read the directions?

    You are certainly decked out and your pics are just wonderful!

  8. PS...I buy primrose every year and plant them in May. They come back every year! I just got 4 at the market, on sale 99 each. 2 pink and 2 yellow.

  9. You have some pretty snaps in this post, Rett! I love primrose but I am afraid I would kill an orchid! ;-D

    A collection of 4 leaf clovers? The luck of the Irish! Love all your pretty St. Paddy's Day decorations!!


  10. I'll take that green glazed doughnut!

  11. Hi Rett
    You do go all out for St. Paddy's Day! A nifty machine you have that made the embroidered shamrock, very nice! Wow, a green donut too :-)

  12. Rett, cute idea for a pot of gold. And your lace clover is gorgeous! I can't see a clover without thinking of you. In fact, I don't think of St. Patrick's Day without thinking of you. ~ Sarah

  13. Rett~ Your embroidered shamrock is BEAUTIFUL! Love your Oxalis in your milk glass~ and I had to pop over and see your clover collection! Lucky YOU~ I read somewhere recently there is only 1 four leaf clover in 10,000. I'm certainly glad your sweetheart is still around! :)

  14. I don't have my green on yet but I hope there's still time. Today I'm pulling weeds and planting seeds. Can't wait!

  15. Rett, I love all your green, but especially your free standing lace shamrock!!!!! I have an embroidery machine and have done free standing lace Christmas ornaments, but LOVE how you have your shamrock hanging from your cloche. That's what I love about blogging ...... All the wonderful ideas that people have. xoxo p.s where's the pattern from for the shamrock??

  16. You are all set for St. Paddy's Day, Rett. Your photos are wonderful and I especially like that beautiful orchid and the shamrock with the dark centered leaves. Even a donut with green frosting! Your post is so festive and has pushed me into getting out my decorations. The big day is right around the corner.

  17. Now that our dinner party is over, I'm ready to start pulling things for my St. Pat's Day tablescape. Things are definitely greening up around your house. I love the idea of having Miss C. plant some seeds in pots....and the oranges for the "pot of gold"... Consider both of those ideas officially stolen! thanks for inviting us for a peak. Cherry Kay

  18. You're all ready for St Patrick's day - I love it! That shamrock is beautiful.

  19. Luv'in all your green! Thanks for being a part of Seasonal Sundays.

    - The Tablescaper

  20. I am now in the mood for the wearin' of the green! Love all your elements.

  21. I loved everything in your pretty GREEN post. Your photos are magazine worthy and blog swoony....:))
    xo bj
    Bloggers can make up words, ya know.

  22. Great post, Rett! Love your embroidery work, your orchid, and most of all your primrose (same or similar to primula). I am trying to grow some from seed. Happy St. Patrick's Day!


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