Great Ideas for Your Spring Gardening 

 Originally Written: April 1, 2018

By  Hanna Trafford

If you are anything like me, you just can’t wait to get out there and dig a bit in the dirt. Really – there is something about it – it always works for me and even though my muscles are aching, my brain is happy!

The first thing I would recommend doing is to prepare Spring Gardening Checklist – noting everything you need to and want to do.

Spring seems to be arriving sooner this year, it has been a long time since I was able to start cleaning up my garden so early- getting rid of all the dead leaves and flowers left from last season. But it is all turning green out there – this is what my lilies and yuccas look like today:

I will post progress pictures and hope that my yuccas will bloom this year! When you look at this pictures, you will probably be able to tell that I like to have an easy to care for garden. Once you clean it up, you really don’t have to do much other. I do add a few annuals – especially after the lilies are done blooming – just to have more colour in the flower beds. Another thing I really want to do this year is to pay more attention growing herbs – I will be posting my update on that subject soon.

I have been checking things out and here are a few things that I really like to add to my garden this year:

Trailing Pansies:

These trailing pansies, called “Plentifall” are the first-ever cascading pansies. And they can be put in early since they are pretty resistant to cold weather, should winter have another blast.

Phantom Petunias:

Simply beautiful is all I can say about this variety of petunia – a definite attraction in any garden, either in a planter or a hanging basket. Thinking about pairing it with black sweet potato vine.

Raspberry Moon Caladium:

This is a great way to add colour to any garden without wondering about the plant blooming.

Purple Peepers:

How cute are these guys? Nicknamed Purple Peepers, this plant is Blackberry Punch Calibrachoa and I love the look of them!

Charmed Velvet Shamrock:

Called “Charmed Velvet Oxalis” it is the perfect plant to add to flower beds or planters for a beautiful contrast

One of the best ways to have an easy-to-care-for garden is to plan to add perennials – they do well, taking care of themselves!


Hope you enjoyed reading this information and please feel free to add comments and suggestions – I am sure you all have some favourite plants that work well in your garden!




Hanna Trafford

Hanna is the mother of two grown sons Dan and Dusan Nedelko, and is also the Grandmother to Jax, Cohen and Mila. She is the lead editor of Mama Knows and is hoping to create an exchange of communications with other grandmothers, mothers and daughters - giving everyone the opportunity to learn and share about everything that is "Mama"

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