Spring has officially been here for a few weeks, but for me, it never entirely feels like spring has arrived until the Easter weekend.
Usually by Easter-time, all danger of a significant snowfall has passed. The days have begun to be sunny and warm. It is finally time to get out there and start gardening!
Though we have had the most marvellous of springs, the garden is only just starting to come alive. There are no tulips yet (these pink tulips are store-bought), but there are crocus, little blue scilla and daffodils.
My container plantings are looking a little scruffy, so I treated myself to some pansies.
Can you tell I adore pansies?
These are small decorative bunny rabbits I picked up a few years ago. The Easter egg in the foreground is hand-painted using acrylic paint and is finished with a spray acrylic varnish.
I always try to make a few decorative eggs each Easter. I also have a collection of ones that I purchased. The pink tissue-flower egg below is from Kate's Garden in Unionville, ON.
To make these eggs, put a hole in either end of a natural egg and remove the contents. Then submerge the eggs in your choice of fabric dye. ( Follow the manufacturer's directions for the fabric dye. The longer the eggs are submerged, the darker the final color.) Gently etch your design by scratching very carefully into the surface of the egg shell with the tip of a sharp knife (the curved hook of a florist's knife works perfectly to etch the surface).
See a few other Easter egg decorating ideas here.
I saw this Easter decorating idea on Pinterest (Yes, I too have become Pinterest obsessed!).
I had all the components already, so it wasn't hard to put them together.
Here is hoping that April showers bring May flowers!
I hope that you and your family are have a great Easter weekend!