In the dead of winter, I say to myself, and at times, announce out loud to anyone who might be listening, that I am only planting a small garden of zinnias and pumpkins when planting time rolls around.
However, by March, I am walking the grounds, dreaming up garden designs and taking notice of where the sun lands the most and where the shade stays. By the end of March, the garden spaces have been tilled and I have created a couple of new ones.
Through April, I scan through seed catalogs and place orders. Regular trips to buy groceries always includes some kind of potted flower brought home.
I have started making small raised beds inside of my flower beds. The plants seem to grow so much better this way.
Now with May being here, my small purchases have accumulated in a good size collection and now gardens are taking shape.
I moved the potted plants out of the greenhouse and placed them in and around the raised flower beds.
Containers of all kinds are being used to hold lovely blossoms.
I have had this wire basket for a while. I used pink netting to hold the soil
and then planted super bells and petunias of the same shade. It looks like a purse full of pretty flowers!
I even gave Gertrude a new wardrobe...........
and a hat. I think she would smile if she could............
How about you?
Are you filling up your shopping carts with plants and then filling up you gardens when you get home?
I would love to hear!