Even though the first full day of spring last week brought us six inches of snow (that was a freaky time, let me tell you- our power went out and we called around until we found a coffee shop with power so we could do some work), I am determined to welcome spring this week!
Determined, I tell you. Plus, I hear from a lot of you that you’re so warm you’re afraid you’re not going to see any spring. So we better celebrate while we can, huh?
Love these sweet pink camellia blooms – I wish the bush was closer to our house, though. I often miss most of the blooms before I realize they’re there!
Of course when the forsythia blooms it always means spring to me. I wonder if we would think this bush is so special if it bloomed in later spring? I mean, it’s not the most lovely of blooming bushes, is it?
Hellebore. Not sure why it took me so long to discover the joys of this winter blooming perennial. While this is a lovely one, it’s not the heart-stopping pink of Rindy Mae’s. One day…one day.
Welcoming spring to me also means it’s time to freshen the front porch. I keep it simple, as you might guess, by swapping out the winter wreath for a spring one and potting up some blooming plants.
Cost? Three .59 cent pansies (the wreath was purchased a couple years ago- one of those 70% JoAnn’s sales). I could do a lot more- and I enjoy looking a people who have a lot of colorful pots for each season, but it’s just not where I’m at right now.
And this one pot of simple, happy blooms makes me smile.
Which hopefully distracts me from the messes that are our backyard beds. You think I should cut down the perennials and roses from last year yet?
Or maybe trim the Pee Gee hydrangea that everyone sees from our dining room? Sigh.
I think I’ll just concentrate on the sweet green growth and blooms in the cleaned-out front yard beds.
What about you? How are you welcoming spring?