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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:
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.
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.
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!