{dirt 60631} Late Spring 2016

{dirt 60631} is a pictorial journal of Yvonne's garden journey in a Zone 5, Chicago city lot.

Gardening on a city lot can be a challenge ... poor soil, pollution, weeds and might I say DOGS!  However, this years abundance of rain and cool temperatures, along with years of feeding the soil, has yielded a unusually lush garden.  So much so, that we've been graced with visits from feathered friends we've never seen before ... Baltimore Orioles, Scarlet Tanagers, Grey Cat Birds, and Nashville Warblers.  All came for a short visit on their Spring migration!  They're cohabitating with the Robins, Cardinals, Gold Finches, House Finches, Chickadees, and Wrens. I'm thrilled! Enjoy the view!


{dirt 60631} April, A Month of a Thousand Blooms

{dirt 60631} is a pictorial journal of Yvonne's garden journey in a Zone 5, Chicago city lot.

I come out of winter hibernation anxious for a dose of early mud.  In late February, I start poking around the garden (aka, looking under fallen leaves that have yet to be cleaned up) looking for anything green and any signs of life.  In March, the clouds and rains seem to last FOREVER!  Then finally, April, the month of a thousand blooms, satisfies my appetite with overly jubilant splashes of fresh green and flowering spring bulbs (on a mission to get their business done before the flush of leaves shade them out).  Enjoy the feast!


{YE Lookbook} Bella Notte Linens Lillian Collection

The Bella Notte Linens Spring 2016 Collection has arrived.  Meet Lillian, the newest member to the Bella Notte family.  The Bella Notte Linens Lillian Collection features a soft floral jacquard with leaves scattered gently across a luxurious sateen.

above.  Lillian pattern in sham detail.

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