Happy Easter Springtime
My New Backyard Potting Bench
(See the little pot above with the cute flowers? My daughter Veronica painted that when she was little. Also, see the little oil can? I found that in my grandfather’s garage after he died and I took it home with me. I’ve kept it ever since.)
Is That Peas?
(Actually they are called Sting of Pearls.)
All the pots that you see that are painted, me and my children did those many years ago.
Peter Rabbit and Mr. McGregor’s Garden was a story that my children loved growing up. I read them the various books and we owned the video’s and watched them every year. We loved the story.
With this love that we all have for this story I designed our Easter potting bench around Peter Rabbit and Mr McGregor. After all the story is about a garden of food.
The child’s plate that you see above with our Cabbage Timbale and bread, once belonged to my little brother Ben. When my daughter Veronica was born my mother gave it to her one year for Easter. It has since been passed down to her little brother Brodie as well.
Our Cabbage Timbales
(We even used a new garden tool as the server.)
I’ll bet this is the prettiest potting bench. 🙂
Gordon Serving up our Timbales
(For the recipes, see the link at the bottom of this post.)
I’m very proud of my new potting bench. When I see it I think of Mr. McGregor.
My Easter Lilly’s and My Easter Fountain
Our Pretty Section of our Backyard
Hidden Easter Eggs…..
And a Backyard Resident
No Easter Eggs Here, Only Lemons and Limes
Our Lemon Balm Herb Too
Very Pretty Outdoor Refreshments
Our New Potting Bench Sink/Fountain
It also helps in the potting of plants when I need to wash them up.
Julie’s Drunken Lemonade
Lemoncello Liquor, Lemon Water, Volcanic Lemon Juice, Lemon Soda Water
Fresh Lemon and Lime Slices
This cocktail is actually a ‘taste as you go’ kind of drink. I did use an entire bottle of Limoncello Liquor and some of the lemon soda water and lemon water, then I added about a half a cup of the volcanic lemon juice. Also add a bit of sugar because this drink can be TART!
Topped with our Fresh Lemon Mint
Drunken Lemonade on Ice
Julie and Veronica
Veronica and Brian
If you would like to check out our Outdoor Pre-Easter Brunch and our Easter Dinner…….
Gordon and Julie