Monday, April 25, 2016

Garden Party 2016 : My Esperanza Garden

Garden Party 2016 Serving Table

Welcome to my Esperanza Garden, one of my favorite places in our backyard.
Let’s have a glass of iced tea with lime South Texas style, a few empanaditas de cajeta, and some fruit and talk about our love of gardening.

Garden Party 2016 Empanaditas

Esperanza means hope, and gardeners are certainly full of hope:
hope that it will rain, hope that everything we have planted can withstand the hot South Texas sun, and hope that our plants will grow.

Garden Party 2016 Fountain 2

My Esperanza Garden is a place I can go and sit and listen to my new fountain trickle,
after a hard but satisfying day of gardening. Its design is what I like to call
Garden Party 2016 Mantel 2

It’s also a place where I can display some of my favorite pieces of talavera pottery.
Long ago I decided that I would treat outdoor garden rooms as indoor rooms, and then it all made sense.

Love Seat and Footstool


There are places to sit everywhere and things to see. 

Garden Party 2016 Side Patio 2 
Garden Party 2016 Big Daddy

And now it’s time to hear your gardening story.

We are so glad you are here!

Just click on the link below and your posts will be shared on all of our blogs until
May 8th.


Daniela said...

I'm so overjoyed to be hosted, my darling Laura, thank you for this amazing party and thank you for sharing your stunning garden, as well !

Hope you're enjoying your Monday, sweetest friend, I wish you a most wonderful remainder of your week, sending much love and thankfulness to you


Have a Daily Cup of Mrs. Olson said...

I just love that word Esperanza! It truly sounds soothing just saying it. I agree that treating our gardens as an extra room is the thing to do. I love making special little areas in my garden. You have done a wonderful job and I love the display of your gorgeous pottery! Makes me want to just jump in and take a seat. Plus anything caramel gets my attention! :)

Stacey said...

This is beautiful, Laura. I didn't know that esperanza means hope. Now I think I need one of those pretty signs too. The way you've created little seating areas and destinations all around the yard really appeals to me. So glad it stopped raining so you could take pictures of all the loveliness. :)

kitty@ Kitty's Kozy Kitchen said...

Yes please, I'd love to sit at your pretty table, enjoy a treat with you, and look about your beautiful and colorful outdoor rooms. I see you have a Kimberly fern, beautiful palms and so much color! Thanks for the peek at your yard and the meaning of "Esperanza"!

Pat said...

Thank you for the invitation to join in the Garden Party, dear friend!
I adore that you've created "rooms" within your Garden!
Like you, here on the Prairie, we battle constant drought,
so~o~o early Spring and Autumn are my favorite times of the year to be in The Gardens!
My favorite, because it's (suppose to be) my own, is the Fairy Garden!
I read somewhere that one should leave room in the Gardens for the Fairies To Dance!
I immediately thought of my childhood "Tinker Bell" tapping her wand around
the various Gardens and bringing them to life, thus The Fairy Garden!
Your ferns are breathtakingly beautiful!

Sara - Villa Emilia said...

Hello Laura, such a colourful and happy atmosphere in your garden! Oh no, yours and other gardens here look indeed ready for a spring party... and I posted only some old, pale flowers. :)
This party is a lovely idea, and looking forward to the next one, I will take lots of photos when spring will arrive here. Thank you for hosting and happy gardening!

Debra She Who Seeks said...

I covet your patio furniture!

Jeanie said...

Your garden is so happy! I love the bright colors, pillows, furniture and oh, those wonderful flowers! It's a little early for gardens here and I have to tell you, seeing these posts is really getting me into the groove of it all! Soon!

Jemma@athomewithjemma said...

Good Morning Laura,
I just feel the goodness, warmth, kindness and love here! I would just so like to sit and sip sweet tea with you and chat.
Your outdoor space is so charming and welcoming:)

Anonymous said...

I do love your Esperanza garden. I'm happy to know the meaning of Esperanza. The brick paver area is calling to me. You've done a beautiful job...

Row homes and Cobblestones said...

Laura your outdoors is a oasis of blooming beauty and love. Esperanza garden you named it perfectly for Hope Springs eternal and nurturing lifts ones spirit and rewards. I love your talavera pottery and yes please I'd love a couple empanaditas and strawberries. Beautifully written Laura.

Nancy's Notes said...

Oh Miss Laura, your garden is absolutely breathtaking! I'm always impressed with all you do in your magnificent home, inside or out! Every photograph in your garden is awe-inspiring, delightful, showy and I'd love to sit down and enjoy a long conversations with you, my dear friend.
love you,

Unknown said...

I love your yard! It is evident you put alot of planning and thought in to it. Then alot of work, I am sure. Your pottery is glorious, I just love it!

My thrift store addiction said...

I love all of your talavera pottery--I have some in my garden too!
Thank you for the party!

The French Hutch said...

Laura your Esperanza Garden is beautiful! I sure would love to sit with you there and sip iced tea Texas style, with a slice of lime. Love all of your pottery, you've made a lovely retreat. Thanks for hosting the party………..

Bonnie said...

Wow your garden is lovely. Love your pops of fuschia , talavera pottery, navy glasses and yummy food in your first pic. I would like a bite of the pastry for sure.

All your garden is delightful. I am enjoying the garden party and think it was a great idea and to last a while is great too.

JB said...

Oh My! You have outdone yourself again! Your back oasis is beyond beautiful! Wish I could see it in person!
Miss you my friend,

Marigene said...

Beautiful garden, Laura...♥♥♥ all the Talavera pottery. It has always been a favorite, such gorgeous, dazzling colors.
Have a wonderful week.

Decor To Adore said...

Oh I adore all of the glorious color. Your pottery and that charming footstool are just fantastic.

Linda @ Life and Linda said...

What a charming able and vignette Laura. Love those colors and that urn is gorgeous.
I would love sitting out there as well. Thanks for hosting such a fun party.

Mary said...

Esperanza may be my new favorite word! Yes gardeners must have a lot of faith & hope! I would love to share some empanaditas and glass of iced tea in your beautiful setting! Gorgeous pottery too. ♥ Mary

Liz @ Sit With Me In My Garden said...

Oh I do love your garden area and now I know what esperanza means! The colorful pottery makes a beautiful statement. I hope your plants will do well in the Texas sun too!

Pura Vida said...

Your little haven is amazing...festive, fun and so colorful! I would love a glass of tea!

Nikki said...

I love every single little corner of your garden that you have shared here! I can't even begin to pick which spot I like best. So. I'll have my glass of tea and a refills while I take in each and every aspect of it!

The Decorative Dreamer said...

What a wonderful spot to unwind. I love how you have incorporated the beautiful festive dinnerware into your landscape and post as well. Its so very inviting! said...

Your garden is just stunning Laura! I love all the colorful pottery everywhere, and it feels like a real room! Gorgeous!


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