First published: April 18, 2012 in GardeningLast Updated: April 18, 2012 9:06 am Tough to read? Print this! Email This
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 of 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 beautiful contrast
One of the best ways to have an easy to care for garden is to plan adding 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 favorite plants that work well with your garden!