I was looking forward to April because after about the 15th, I could get some pretty blooms to fill in where nothing came back from last year.
But life always happens. This time vet bills. So I will have to be more prudent.
Here’s some of the flowers/plants that worked well for me last year…
I have some golden pennies already growing in the pockets of the driftwood, and some mint is coming up there as well.
Thyme has come up, and some oregano. Herbs are pretty hardy plants. My rosemary didn’t make it however.
I’ve learned that the bigger the pot you buy, the better chance that it will survive in the heat. Because it has a better root system established.
I sure hope this pretty perennial comes back this year.
They are coming up ALL over the place. Every day it seems I check the pots and even more have sprung up.
Once again, I have purchased a packet of the lovely blue morning glory flower seeds I so love. I don’t seem to have luck with the blue one. Though I nick the seeds and soak overnight, following the directions on the packet. But I’ll try once again.
I also have some zinnia seeds and moon flower seeds. Moon flower came up for me last year. So pretty, the huge white flower that comes out at night only.
But none of the zinnias I planted came up. I’ll try them in the big periwinkle garden and see if I have better luck.
The big colorful sun fell and broke, and a lovely reader/blogger bought another for me to put there.
One of these days I’d like to get an outdoor rug to put in the seating area.
I certainly won’t be needing more mint or lemon balm. It seems to fade back when it gets pretty hot.
I’d love to put some sort of water feature on the patio. But I suppose it would have to be solar-powered, because I don’t have electricity out there.
A few of my tulips came up, but keeled right over. So I guess I needed to plant more in the fall. I was thinking they’d come back. So I have no tulip blooms to photograph this year.
I always get sweet potato vine every year, an annual, because it looks so spectacular in the garden with its chartreuse leaves. It’s already out at Lowes here.
Your perennials will cost more, but will usually come back next season if they are native to the area.
Annuals are good to fill in gaps with color, but they only last one season. However, they put on a pretty good show for that one season.
So what changes and additions are you planning for your gardens this year?