Since we moved in last fall, I have been patiently waiting to see what would appear in our garden come spring. As the days grow longer and the sun warmer, an assortment of pretty flowers are sprouting. How lovely — and so worth the wait.
What a nice surprise . . . bright yellow Daffodils, purple Hyacinths and brilliant blue Siberian Squill. I've also noticed Hosta beginning to grow and other perennials that I can't identify just yet.
From the very first time I saw our cozy cottage, I knew I wanted to place window boxes within the three deep window wells along the stone front of the house. At a nearby garden center, I was pleased to find white painted cedar boxes in the perfect size. Score!
Don't they look sweet? I've filled them with pink and purple Pansies. By mid-May, I'll replace them with a variety of colorful, heat-tolerant flowers and a few trailing ones spilling over the edge.
Now that our interior renovation project is complete, we need to give the neglected garden some attention. It needs perennials for smaller beds, foundation plantings along the front, and shrubs to fill in bare spots below the evergreens that encircle our property. Lots to do!