Celebrating 1st Day Of Spring – enjoy a trip to Ginter Botanical Garden

by Sherry

Steve and I thought what better way to celebrate the first day of Spring than make a trip to Ginter Botanical Garden.  It was so nice to be outside and enjoy the warm temperature.  Warning,  overload of pictures!






Inside the arboretum they were having an orchid and bulb show. The colors were spectacular!






Have you ever seen a blue orchid?  This was a new one for me.
Below is my pitiful attempt at decorating for Spring.
See the two little eggs in the dirt?  With our house on the market those eggs may be my
only Easter decoration too!
On another note.  I wanted to thank each of you that joined my new  Open House  party and those
that left such kind comments.  I truly appreciate each and everyone of you!  Thank you for all the support you show me and my blog.
The next party will be available to link to on Wednesday around 6:00 pm.  Hope to see you there!

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Sherry March 20, 2011 - 10:35 pm

This is beautiful! Thanks for taking us there. Gorgeous!

FABBY'S LIVING March 20, 2011 - 10:41 pm

Beautiful gardens! I don't blame you to go out and visit flowers to feel totally the Spring spirit. Thanks for sharing.
If you're around the neighborhood pass by, you're always welcome.

Tallulah's Antique Closet March 20, 2011 - 10:51 pm

Oh Sherry, What pretty pic's of the beautiful gardens. Thank you for the tour. We are having a rainy and windy day in our garden today. Have a great week……Julian

Martina March 20, 2011 - 10:51 pm

Gorgeous Gorgeous pictures Sherry!! Thanks so much for sharing them with us, Martina

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style March 20, 2011 - 10:52 pm

Sherry, I love these photos. What a beautiful place to visit. Glad you had pretty weather for it. Cloudy and windy here today.

Gina March 20, 2011 - 11:03 pm

So many gorgeous photos! Thanks for sharing these with us.

[email protected]rm March 21, 2011 - 12:23 am

Oh how beautiful! I wish my yard looked like this. I know lol just wishful thinking. Thanks for sharing.

Pat March 20, 2011 - 11:38 pm

Beautiful images Sherry. I think we need to make a trip to Mo Bot. Garden.

We celebrated the 1st day of Spring with grandchildren at the lake. J and I will continue the celebration at the lake all week. The weather is glorious!

NanaDiana March 20, 2011 - 11:40 pm

What a gorgeous way to spend the first day of Spring! Beautiful!!! We had snow today and it is overcast and gloomy! I wish I were visiting those gardens with you! sigh…another day maybe! xxoo Diana

Divine Theatre March 21, 2011 - 12:06 am

Lovely! I haven't seen a single tulip here!

Shelia March 21, 2011 - 12:18 am

Hi Sherry! Oh, I have gorgeous overload! How pretty and good luck with your home on the market! I loved your Open House Party and I'll be playing again.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia 😉

Victoria March 21, 2011 - 12:39 am

That was picture overload in a good way! Wow, what a gorgeous place!

Bevelry March 21, 2011 - 12:53 am

Oh those gardens are just beautiful.. oh to win the lottery.. hee, hee

Anne Marie... March 21, 2011 - 12:57 am

Sherry!! Overload? never! those pictures are absolutely stunning…and I seriously cannot believe that you are enjoying that warmer weather like that…we are at 45* and this whole week looks pretty dismal – thank goodness for the florist.

Anne Marie

Kathysue March 21, 2011 - 1:26 am

Hi Sherry, this is just what I needed to see today. It is a cold rainy day in Calif today so seeing all this splendor is wonderful, thanks for sharing, Your pictures are fantastic,Kathysue

Jodie March 21, 2011 - 1:29 am

Sherry, Thanks for sharing, I have been needing a flower fix, we are still several weeks away from Spring flowers. Looks like a beautiful place!

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage March 21, 2011 - 1:32 am

What a charming place! It has really breathtaking beauty with all those unusual blooms!

Diane March 21, 2011 - 2:32 am

A perfect outing! What a fantastic place….heaven…I may have to make the trip next spring, I love flowers.

tales from an oc cottage March 21, 2011 - 2:35 am

What a wonderland!!!

m ^..^

Gracie's Cottage March 21, 2011 - 3:04 am

Delicious – so hungry for spring here!


Mona Thompson Providence Ltd. March 21, 2011 - 3:06 am

Beautiful images. Looks like the perfect day. I just love Sring bulbs. and those orchids are amazing.

Sarah March 21, 2011 - 3:44 am

Sherry, you can never overload on photo of beautiful gardens full of blooms. Thanks for taking us along through your photos. What a beautiful garden. And no, I've never seen a blue orchid. Interesting!
Have a beautiful first week of Spring. ~ Sarah

Carrie March 21, 2011 - 4:03 am

So pretty. I cannot wait to see ANYTHING other than snow! The flowers are so beautiful!


Sally Lee by the Sea March 21, 2011 - 6:35 am

All the flowers are just heavenly and divine. I'm dropping by from My Romantic Home – your blog is lovely. Have a great week.

Rose H (UK) March 21, 2011 - 9:28 am

Beautiful photos Sherry, the blue orchids are AMAZING.

Gail March 21, 2011 - 9:39 am

Beautiful Sherry and thanks for taking us along with you.

Enjoy your day,

Piorra Maison March 21, 2011 - 12:48 pm

Hi Sherry,
I just came across your blog and I love. I am your newest follower. can't wait to join your party. Those Pictures are to die for. I cannot wait for spring we are still under 5 feet of snow in Montreal. I hope you can stop by my blog.
Au revoir, a beintot

Crystal Rose Cottage March 21, 2011 - 12:48 pm

Sherry what beautiful photos of gorgeous flowers! A real display of Spring colors!~Hugs, Patti

Terri March 21, 2011 - 4:44 pm

Just too,too beautiful! Hugs, Terri

Kristine: Lakeshore Cottage Living March 21, 2011 - 5:55 pm

Really beautiful! What a great way to celebrate Spring!

My Cozy Casita March 21, 2011 - 7:22 pm

Hi Sherry, beautiful garden thank you so much and Have a beautiful first week of Spring!!!!.

Laura Ingalls Gunn March 21, 2011 - 10:06 pm

Oh my goodness that thatched roof cottage is adorable and the flowers? SWOON!

Miss Char March 21, 2011 - 11:32 pm

My favorites!!!!! Tulips. We're still a few weeks away from blooms so I really appreciate you sharing your weekend trip to the gardens with us Sherry.

lvroftiques March 22, 2011 - 1:00 am

That is so not fair!! *winks* But so gorgeous too! I need spring in the worstest way! And that isn't pitiful……you should see my house lol! Vanna

sharpsfarm March 22, 2011 - 1:06 am

Just beautiful!

High Street Cottage March 22, 2011 - 1:40 am

What a wonderful tour Sherry, and I love your own arrangement. Hope you have a wonderful week, xoxo tami

Sheer Serendipity March 22, 2011 - 1:56 am

Absolutely gorgeous pictures! My favorites are the blue orchids, I love orchids!


Sue March 22, 2011 - 2:37 am

Such beautiful photos ~ thanks for sharing on the beautiful first day of spring!

Jacqueline March 22, 2011 - 4:17 am

Overload of gorgeousness !!!! I am so jealous – it snowed here today for the first day of Spring! Yuck. No bulbs out yet. These flowers just filled me with sunshine!

vignette design March 22, 2011 - 4:46 am

Every picture is beautiful Sherry! Thanks for sharing and happy spring to you too!

Erin March 22, 2011 - 2:27 pm

Love those pics Sherry, and I have never seen a blue orchid, but I am instantly in love!

[email protected] The Vintage Nest March 22, 2011 - 5:08 pm

I think I need to head over there to see those blue orchids…wow! Haven't been to Lewis Ginter since two Christmases ago to see the light show. 🙂

Hi I'm Misty. March 22, 2011 - 8:00 pm

your photos are gorgeous and I am totally in love with the thatched cottage with the yellow door!

La Borda Bleu March 22, 2011 - 8:37 pm

i love love tulips!! thanks for sharing these great pics!! xoxo's nancy

Alison @ The Polohouse March 22, 2011 - 10:58 pm

What a feast for the eyes, Sherry!
That was gorgeous. I woud love to have been there and would loved to have taken in the sights and smells!

Laurie Blaswich March 23, 2011 - 12:01 am

Hello Sherry,
Thank you for your support and sincere comments. You are so thoughtful to take the time for others. Ginter Botanical Garden's are amazing, I want it all. What a beautiful post:-)
Very inspiring!

When you sorta have one foot out the door, Holiday decor really isn't that important. Hang in there.


Yvonne @ StoneGable March 23, 2011 - 12:12 am

Gorgeous field trip Sherry! I love tulips, but I was so enthralled by those beautiful blue orchids!
YOur little vignette is NOT pittiful! It is very very lovely. I love the basket you put everything in!

Bloggymom March 23, 2011 - 1:13 am

So beautiful!!

Divine Theatre March 23, 2011 - 2:55 am

How did I miss this beautiful post!?
So soothing!
There are flowers there that I have never seen!
Hoping you are well!


Nita {ModVintageLife} March 23, 2011 - 5:06 am

Those blue orchids are amazing!!!!

[email protected] at the Crossroads March 23, 2011 - 1:59 pm

I never tire of looking at beautiful pictures of flowers. I love to see different combinations of colors and plants. Thanks for sharing. I'm coming over from SSS today. I have a grape salad recipe linked there.

Karena March 23, 2011 - 3:22 pm

Sherry so beautiful…I love to visit Aboretums so many gorgeous specimens and bright color throughout!!

last day….Come and enter my giveaway for bath & body!

Art by Karena

Luciane at HomeBunch.com March 23, 2011 - 7:53 pm


What a gorgeous place! I miss seeing beautiful flowers like these. How inspiring!

You made me smile with this post. Thank you!

I hope you're having a great day!


Luciane at HomeBunch.com

The Pennington Point March 23, 2011 - 10:12 pm

Oh I'm SO ready for the flowers to start blooming! Thanks for the teaser. What a great way to spend the first day of spring. Lisa~

Pam @ Imagine-Laugh-Smile March 24, 2011 - 2:16 am

Gorgeous photos. What a way to spend the first day of spring!!

cherry March 24, 2011 - 1:40 am

Absolutely beautiful WOW at all the wonderful colors thank you for sharing now I'm off to bed to dream of blue orchids..
hugs from Savannah, Cherry

Boho Farm and Home March 24, 2011 - 6:01 am

That little cottage looks like the most adorable Hobbit house! I want to live there! Beautiful pictures…everyone of them.

Betsy March 24, 2011 - 5:38 pm

Wow! Thank you for taking us on this beautiful spring tour. I wish we were seeing more of this in "not so sunny California"
This makes me believe spring has arrived!

Shirley March 25, 2011 - 1:23 am

Dear Sherry,
Wow, what a lovely garden to visit. I love the pathway that has the old lamp post..I would linger there for a long time..So thankful that our communities have places like this for us to visit..
Happy Spring,

Betsy March 25, 2011 - 6:00 pm

My husband Steve and I love this place. Love the red pepper and crab bisque in the little cafe there. So glad to see you like it too.
The library has some very nice books to get ideas on gardening. Enjoyed your beautiful pictures.

Dee March 26, 2011 - 12:52 pm

I'm here from Kim's. I'm so excited to have found your beautiful blog.
Thanks for sharing your Botanical Garden tour with us.
I love the flowers and the cottage is so adorable.
I've never come across a blue orchid. WOW!
Your new follower

Sherry March 27, 2011 - 5:16 pm

Thanks for linking up!

Becolorful March 27, 2011 - 8:37 pm

Breathtaking. Really. Thanks for linking them up to Motivated Monday at BeColorful

c.w.frosting March 28, 2011 - 5:27 pm

Yes, the blue orchid so unique! And I love the eggs in the dirt!

happy monday,

xinex March 30, 2011 - 5:15 pm

OMG, these photos are just phenomenal! And I thought my garden was beautiful, it's nothing compared to this….Christine


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