Before Easter, my crocus and daffodil bulbs bloomed and were pretty much done by Easter Sunday. The garden looked a little bare. Since I was hosting Easter, I wanted to add some quick color outside the front door and created these small urn planters to greet guests when they arrived. Aren’t these bulbs and spring annuals gorgeous?
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My Favorite Early Spring Bulbs
The day after Easter, my red tulip bulbs kicked up their show and started blooming. Every time I walked out my front door, a few more tulips would start blooming in the garden. It has been quite a show!
My Favorite Early Spring Flowers
My forget-me-nots also started kicking in this week. They produce the prettiest dainty purple flowers and I love their billowy effect in the garden. Every year, they self sow like crazy throughout my garden! So this year, I moved a few of them around to the front of the border in early spring. And I am so glad I did that because they look fantastic right now in their new location!
The pansies that I planted in fall have all bounced back and are doing quite well. They will last until it starts to get hot and humid here in New Jersey. I will likely dig them out when I plant summer annuals and move them to a shadier spot so they last a little longer as summer nears.
I also added some Dianthus, Bachelor’s Button and Salvia to the garden. My front border used to have all three, but they petered out in the last few years. They are super easy to care for and easy to grow, so I replanted a few.
And some of my favorite trees and shrubs are blooming! They don’t last long but they are stunning while they flower. I wish you could smell them through the screen because the scent is incredible here!
Here are a few pictures of the garden by week’s end. The weather was sunny, beautiful and warm for most of the week which makes Stacy a very happy girl!
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