I put a bunch of bulbs out in my front beds but Florida and bulbs are just difficult. We've had a few days in the 20's, then the next day it would be 65- my bulbs weren't sure what to do.
The Lone Ranger bloomed yesterday. I see a few more peeking through the mulch so many come I'll have July daffodils.
I never really cared for petunias but they've really grown on my lately. They're very low maintenance, bloom for a really long time, and I actually think they smell good (especially the purple ones).
They bloom well on my north facing porch which gets minimal sunlight throughout the day.
This pot of sage is one of my favorites- my sister gave me the pot for Christmas. These pots are made with moss seeds in them so as you water them, the moss grows on the outside.
I cannot for the life of me grown hydrangeas. I have 7 different varieities in my yard and all of them look like dead sticks. I've been told "oh don't worry, they'll come back!" so many times. I'm not holding my breath. I have two pretty hydrangeas by my front door but when their blooms fade I'm sure they'll suffer the safe fate as the others.
I wanted to do something a little different for my front door for spring. We have a great floral shop in town that sells ivy baskets so I borrowed her idea. The burlap bunny bow is one of my favorites.
Flowers aren't the only thing coming up lately. We've cleaned out the winter garden and started the okra, sweet corn, peas, beans, tomatoes, peppers, and cucumbers. Todd pulled up these potatoes a week ago. I never though that a homegrown potato could taste that much different than a store bought potato but I was wrong! These were so smooth and creamy and made the best mashed potatoes.
What's blooming in your yard? Or are you still shoveling snow?