I can't wait to start planting flowers. But I have to wait until there's no chance of frost. Which, with the weather we've had this year, will probably be July 15. I am so starved for color that yesterday afternoon I figured I could at least start planning.
I'm excited I get to play with the whole area. There are so many things I could do!
First, I'm thinking three dwarf Spruces. Love dwarf Spruces. First thing I always want to buy and plant? Dwarf Spruces. Love them. They're so cute and little and cottage-y.
Next, maybe stuff the area with a constant bloomer.
Need to figure out out what to actually plant there, though. The area gets full sun. Impatiens will shrivel up and die within two days.
See, years ago, I wouldn't even have thought about how the plants would thrive. All I cared about was that they looked good when I planted them and because they did, hoped they always would. Hope was my plan. Never worked out well.
Now, we need some tall something or others in the back. Maybe some tall something or others like this.
Although maybe not pink. Got too much pink going on. I want color but not all one color. But I keep getting the feeling that I want color (like pink or red) and then white blooming what-nots, too.
White is not a color, I know. So maybe I do want one color.
Maybe I'll put a little garden statue in the area. Maybe a cherub.
Or, or, or... maybe a bird bath!
And maybe a bench so that I can sit in my one color garden in the mornings, drink coffee while watching the birds frolic in their bath.
I'll need to add a little stone path so I'll be able to walk to the bench. Don't want to have to be jumping over flowers, spilling hot coffee all over myself every morning.
Since planting season is still a ways away, I'm enjoying this little fantasy right now. And that's one of the problems I've always had when planting anything. Reality never matches my fantasies and my gardens have always looked more like this...
Than like this...
But, with all this planning I'm doing and now that I realize plants die when you don't plant them in the right spot, maybe my fantasy will become a reality this year.
One can hope!