Last weekend, Steven and I finally got the opportunity to bring some spring into our yard. Our flower beds start looking very depressing over the winter, so we always plant some annuals and throw out a few bags of mulch once spring rolls around.
Here is what it looked like over the winter...
Oh, and did you know that even though flowers aren't flourishing in the colder months, weeds are?
We can't forget my empty urns on the front stoop.
And now after I planted some impatiens!
Impatiens were the only shade-loving plant I could find at Lowes, and since this stoop rarely sees sunlight (one corner gets a couple hours in the morning), I needed something that would flourish in the shade.
Hopefully they will get bigger and really fill out the urns.
As for the flower beds, petunias are always our flower of choice because they get huge and it's really hard for us to kill them. This year, we went with purple and red.
Nothing makes as big an impact as brand new mulch. We got the same kind we normally get (Pine Bark Mini Nuggets), but the nuggets this year were a lot larger than they usually are. I think it still looks great, though.
Stay tuned for Spring Sprucing Volume 2, where we plant hydrangeas and peonies (so excited!)
Have you done any spring sprucing yet?