A couple days ago, I sat on my front porch looking out over a pot filled with Antique Shades pansies and breathed in the heavenly fragrance of the Judd viburnum right behind. I marveled at the beauty of the crabapple’s dark pink buds beginning to open, revealing pristine white flowers. I decided to walk through… Continue reading Walk through my Spring Landscape
Mother Nature pulled out all the stops when she fashioned the ranunculus. Their magnificent flowers are made up of layers upon layers of silky petals so exquisite, they seem artificial. These cool-season flowers are perfect for spring containers, mingling with snapdragons, stock, pansies and alyssum. Plants can be purchased at local garden centers, but they… Continue reading Growing Ranunculus
When planning spring container gardens and window boxes, flowers are often considered first. There is certainly nothing surprising about that. After long gray winters, the cool-season annuals are irresistible. Alyssum, diascia, nemesia, pansies, snapdragons, stock and violas practically jump onto carts at local garden centers. Go ahead, choose flowers first. Immerse yourself in the colors… Continue reading Vegetables add pizzazz to spring containers.
Our window boxes no longer have to sit woefully empty. Announce spring has arrived at your home by planting pansies, violas and other cool season plants in your window boxes. It’s easy. I planted mine a couple days ago. Here is one of my empty window boxes. (A new paint job is in order. Maybe… Continue reading Plant your window boxes for spring.