Our harbinger of Spring is the annual Lawn & Garden Show in Nashville. Although sometimes it doesn't seem so 'spring'... like last year when it snowed 4 inches the day before the show opened.
This year was perfect. Temperatures in the low 60s, a gentle breeze, and the trees are starting to bloom.
My favorite thing at the show this year was this pavilion. Isn't it just an overload of cuteness?
I bet I could make one of these!
The framing is simple. I have the windows. And there are plenty of places I could pick up some old tin roofing.
The fireplace is wonderful too. That would be a bit harder to pull off though.
This type of roof would be easy to do.
There were MANY lovely water features.
Who would have thought to use a cypress bucket?
I like the way they used the rocks.
Oh yes! Wouldn't this be perfect on a patio?
I really like the drilled boulder fountains.
A nice small waterfall.
And a larger waterfall.
There was even a pond!
This was a very interesting display. A tiny fountain makes a stream through a cut stone. How unique!
These stone fire pits are so neat. I like the balls set in this one.
Wouldn't this be a cozy sitting area?
Other displays were definitely full of whimsy.
A Hobbit home. I think it was constructed from a piece of large culvert pipe.
And a giant fairy garden. There were about eight different fairy houses in the area.
I always find some DIY projects to do...
This would be so easy to make.
So would this bench.
I'd like to learn to make these.
There was so much eye-candy to see.
A small Zen garden.
Beautiful color on these tulips.
Cute but I'd be afraid of the hive being knocked off that bench.
Great outdoor fireplace.
And finally, a lovely idea for a bird bath.
So... are you ready for Spring?