Flowers and Past Lounge Chairs

  
I cannot wait to get my garden flowers going like these from past summers.


It has been unseasonably cold here in Illinois.  
It should be in the high 60's and 70's but it has been in the low 40's and we had a few nights with the threat of frost.  
Planting is usually underway by now.  
Because of the possibility of frost this past weekend all the flowers have been in the garage until it is safe to plant.



It is supposed to get warmer by the end of the week.  Of course with the warmer temps rain is moving in too.  Friday looks to be a nice day so hopefully I will begin to get some of these plants in the ground.
  Thought I would share some of my past lounge chair covers and garden flowers.  













I cannot wait to get this year's lounge chair cover on and flowers planted.





29 comments

  1. Good morning my dear!

    You are ready in your garage. You are well-equipped to get those gorgeous blooms in the ground, in pots and your she-shed awaits you!

    We too have had sunny but cooler than normal weather with very little rain to make the incoming clouds worth it. But, we wait. I think our joy will be twice as energetic this year with so many worries to slough off as we enjoy our places in the sun. Let's hang in there and see what the next two weeks brings us!

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  2. Your flowers are beautiful even sitting in the garage! I bet they will be amazing when planted and hung!

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  3. Oooh, you're gonna have a fun week! The plants are gorgeous. We had freezing temps 3 nights, including last night! My girlfriend spent a fortune in plants, and then had to spend a small fortune in buckets, tarps and other coverings because she already planted! We're warming to 80s later in the week - too hot already. Have a good week, Kris!

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  4. I love your beautiful pictures. We are having a cold spell here in WV and I can't wait til it is over. Eager to get out and plant our veggie garden.

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  5. You always have the most beautiful flowers, Kris, I can't wait to see them again! Hey, at least your garage looks pretty, ha ha!!

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  6. This spring has been unusually cold weather and I'm looking forward to warmer temps. It will be nice to plant the flowers all around your house. I enjoyed looking at the past lounge chairs. Enjoy the week.

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  7. Your pretty lounge chairs with all the gorgeous flowers are so inviting! How do you keep them clean? If I put something like that out, there would be bird poop everywhere...ha! This cool and downright cold weather needs to stop. The leaves on both our Japanese maples have been damaged by the cold. Our garage is full of vegetable plants. I can see a climbing rose bush from my desk and it has buds which I hope will finally open. xoxo

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  8. I hear you Kris, the weather has been so unpredictable in NJ too.

    We usually plant by mid May but haven't yet either. Warm up this weekend with rain for us, terrible. I want to get things going 😩.

    Always love seeing your beautiful flowers. Can't wait to see your lounger this year with your She Shed!

    Hugs,

    Cindy

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  9. You always have the most beautiful gardens!!!! I love your chaise lounge and look forward to seeing it in your garden every year. Fingers crossed you will be able to plant those beautiful blooms soon.
    ~Des

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  10. You always have the prettiest shabby chic outdoor settings (as well as indoor). I can't wait to see your place this year.
    Brenda

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  11. Hello,
    COLD here too. 25 this morning. Everything is in the garage. I am going to create a Red White and Blue .. honor our Wisconsin National Guard on my front deck this summer. I am so happy with the plants I picked up on Wednesday at my favorite greenhouse.
    Sam is in Milwaukee, if you see any Milwaukee news, he is one of the National Guard in the Brown Suits taking COVID19 samples at the free testing sights. He had a 14 hour shift yesterday. He shared with us they are very busy.
    Stay Well and lots of love, Carla

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  12. Your flowers are beautiful, just sitting in the garage! You are so great with flowers...I can't wait to see what you do with them this year!

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  13. Hi Kris - those flowers in your garage look fabulous - it will be great to see them all planted out. Thanks for sharing past photos of your previous lounge chair covers - wonderful! Hugs, Gilly x

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  14. Oh, Kris, what a joy to look back and remember what beauty you shared in your gardens. Looks like you are well on your way with more and I can't wait until you are able to plant them all. I will be swooning!!!..Stay well..xxoJudy

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  15. Your flowers are always so gorgeous, Kris. Can't wait to see what you do this year. xo Laura

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  16. It's been cold here, too. It's a bit warmer today, and then by Monday it will be 90 degrees!! What the hay? I loved seeing all your past photos, Kris. Your outdoor settings inspire me. Enjoy the rest of your week, and I'll be praying you get that warm weather you need to plant all those beautiful flowers. Hugs, Nancy

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  17. They're all stunning, Kris! Each year your flowers are more beautiful than pictures in garden catalogues. You definitely do something right with hanging baskets. Oh those luscious pink hydrangeas in your garage! I know you want to get them in the ground. It's been an unseasonably cold May here in Nashville so I know my blog friends in the north must be having to wait to plant. Surely it will come soon. Before you know it your sweet lounge chair will be surrounded by your lovely flowers!

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  18. Boy isn’t it crazy this wacky weather we’ve been having? Your flowers all look so pretty. I bet you can hardly wait to get them planted! Your chaise looks so feminine and cozy! It’s fun to see all your different settings!

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  19. Love those past photos! Thank goodness for room in the garage! All in due time.

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  20. Kris, your flowers are always so unbelievable! I feel like mine look anemic most of the time. They set the perfect stage for your gorgeous backyard escape. I can't wait to see it all set up this year. Here's to warm weather!!

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  21. Hi, Kris. We have everything ready to plant. We are a bit colder up here in LZ but, soon the inland will keep us warmer. You sure have a lot of plants to go in. Our greenhouse is full and I will take my last inside photos tomorrow, as we empty it out and place all all our plants. Today was gorgeous, chilly, but a great work day! Happy Midwest Gardening..! Sandi

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  22. I love this stroll down Memory Lane.

    I just finished new chaise covers for our garden. I'm wondering if I have pictures of all the different covers I've used.

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  23. Kris, your chaise lounges and flowers look so pretty. I know your background is going to be gorgeous. Let's hope the weather is nice and you can plant to your heart's desire. The weather here is a little chilly, sunshine to show tomorrow. I just finished another blog makeover. Happy Wednesday. Hugs

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  24. A glorious way to spend the summer, Kris. Can't wait to see what you create this year.
    Amalia
    xo

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  25. Kris,
    Loved this post showcasing how you styled your chaise at each home!! Shared on FB!! Thanks for sharing, my friend!!
    Stay safe and healthy and happy!!
    Hugs,
    Debbie

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  26. I would be so happy living around those great plants and baskets.Hope it warms up for you soon.

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  27. I loved looking back at your previous spring patios Kris. Your flower baskets are always so glorious. Hope the weather improves for you soon so you can get planting.
    Thank you for sharing your beautiful patios at Create, Bake, Grow & Gather this week. I'm delighted to be featuring your past lounge chairs and flowers at tonight's party and pinning too.
    Hugs,
    Kerryanne

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  28. Beautiful cottage garden and chaise. I would love to relax in that lovely spot!
    Happy weekend,
    Kippi

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  29. I love your lounge chair covers!

    I just discovered your blog & am hoping you've done a post on making them? I searched your archives & couldn't find anything but maybe I missed it?

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