It's the time I look forward to so much. The time of year when I am able to be outside, working in my yard and garden making everything look so pretty. There is always a lot of work involved to get to the point of being able to plant the flowers; wood chips to spread, weeds to conquer and hundreds of sticks to pick up, but it makes me very happy to get to that place. I love the whole process from going to the plant nursery to pick out what I have decided on, to getting my hands in the dirt and planting in both the ground and various pots. Gardening really is good for the soul.
Petunias bloom in my recycled firepit planter, as well as the tiny little wheelbarrow in this garden statue.
The pansies I bought early in the spring are still looking pretty.
I always plant geraniums both for their pretty, bright color, as well as their hardiness. Mixed in the pots this year is some Mexican Heather, with its sweet and tiny purple flowers.
More petunias in a basket hanging from a tree.
Tiny bunches of lobelia, in a bright purple, are planted randomly around landscape rocks here and there.
Pots I usually fill with geraniums, this year hold cosmos and salvia. Pretty, but hopefully the deer will stay away and not eat them for their breakfast!
More geraniums and Mexican Heather look welcoming and pretty on my front porch.