Friday, March 21, 2008
Fluff Your Nest
As Spring gets closer and the days start warming up, your garden is going to beckon to you, " Please come outside and give me some TLC." It's time to cut away the freeze damage and fill in the gaps with fresh annuals. Yesterday a friend called and asked if I'd come over and primp the garden before out of town company arrived this weekend. Of course I was happy to help because she always rescues me in the interior decorating department. After a quick stop at the garden center, I got to work. First, I cut away any dead or damaged leaves and branches from the perennials and shrubs. Then it was time to add some new plants. A shady corner got filled up with white begonias. They'll look beautiful in front of the white star jasmine already in that spot. Next, a sunny area by the front walk got some miniature yellow roses, a yellow bush daisy, and cascading lavender petunias. It's my favorite color combination for spring. I added a few white begonias to some existing planters that needed new annuals and filled a large shallow bowl with interesting foliage plants including maidenhair fern and ivy. Now the garden looks fresh and pretty and company ready.