I drive past this garden center for work once a week and I've had to control myself from stopping in because the weather was still chilly, nights were still in the low 30's
BUT finally weather has been steady low 60's nights are in the upper 30's to low 40's and I could plant Spring flowers.
I LOVE LOVE Ranunculus flowers, they look like roses and the colors they come in are amazing.
They just put them out and I had to control how many to buy.
I have two wall hanging planters so I bought the same flowers for both but in different colors.
Here's the Pink planter:
A Ranunculus in the center, Prim Roses on either side
and Pansies front and center.
This one is at the side of our home, at the side deck.
Here's the Orange planter:
Same flowers in this planter, this one is at the front of our home.
And a box of pansies as well on our deck:
We have issues with lots and lots of squirrels here and they love to deconstruct my flower pots, last summer they dug them up and I'd find them on the ground,
needless to say I started to hate squirrels.
So this year I'm trying this
I added shards of broken ceramic planter, so far it's worked, it sounds cruel though, hubby says to me "I can't believe you'd do that to those poor little furry cute animals what if it slices itself and gets hurt"
I said "well he shouldn't be in there digging in the first place"
So far it's worked, we'll see for how long though.
I've also planted some perennials we'll see how they do. Still have a lot of work to do and more space for more plants.
But it was nice to finally get out after a long, snowy winter and dig into the soil and do some yard clean up.