26 March 2014

Planting a Colorful Spring Container (and why you should wait)

A couple of weeks ago the temps rose into the 70's and it was gloriously sunny. In March, that's not good.

Oh, yes, Pike Nurseries. I do have rewards dollars to spend!

Was it too early in the season to make garden purchases? Well, yeah. But this girl seriously needs some color on her front steps. With that logic, I bargained with my inner self by vowing to only purchase semi-hardy plants.

I left with pansies, dusty miller, cabbages and lettuces.

So today, after mastering the art of power washing (I am awesome!), I planted a couple of simple containers for my newly refreshed front entrance. I was so excited to show you the end result.

But I'm unable to show you a beautiful "after" shot due to the fact that last night's freezing temps did them no favors in the beauty department. Instead, enjoy this "before" pic.

Impatience never pays.

P.S. - don't forget to pinch your annuals. (That is when it's actually "time" to do some spring planting.)


1 comment :

  1. Good advice--I ALWAYS plant too early and then feel so sorry for the poor plants. I hope yours make a comeback!


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