Wow! What a spring…or late winter!? Just when I thought I’d seen it all, this spring has surprised me again! So unpredictable, this Northern Virginia weather.
I’m curious, with all of this late snow this year and consistently low temperatures, did you do an early spring garden this year? Of course I couldn’t resist! I absolutely LOVE cool season annuals. Yeah, yeah, I know what you’re gonna say – cool season annuals don’t last very long…BUT they pack a huge punch for an early pop of spring color! And what else are you gonna do to put out some spring color and get your hands dirty after a long winter?!
I didn’t go crazy this year but I did do up some pots for my new front stoop (thanks to a certain talented handy man I know, we now have a beautiful new front stoop and walkway!!). While I potted my pots way back in mid-March, and at times had to scoot them into the garage because it was just too stinkin’ cold, my house has been the most colorful one on the block! My veggie garden (below) on the other hand got planted a few weeks later.
Thanks to all the late weather we couldn’t finish the front walk as early as we wanted to. And in case you missed my “Front Yard Veggie Gardening” post from last summer…I do my veggie gardening in the front yard right next to my front walk! I have to – my back yard is too shady for that stuff. So we were a little later than I wanted to get those veggies in but we’ll see how it goes!
Here are just SOME of my favorite spring bloomers:
Here’s what I put together for the front porch this year:
Yellow Ranunculus (the most gorgeous I’ve seen – my grower did such a great job, he
truly knocked my socks off with these!), Stock ‘Hot Cakes Mix’ (fragrant), Nemesia ‘Angelart Raspberry’,
Alyssum ‘Clear Crystal White’ (fragrant)
Tell me how you celebrated the arrival of spring. Please feel free to leave comment here or share a pic on my Facebook page http://www.facebook.com/Petalpushin or on Instagram and tag me @Petalpushin. Looking forward to checking out your spring color creations!!!