Here in Washington State we are blessed with early Springs.
They say there are really only two seasons here.
The rainy season and August.
Of course I am exaggerating, but not by much.
Because we have such mild winters, we are able to enjoy gardening nearly year round.
If you like tromping around in the rain.
Which I don't.
But I do like to garden in containers for my deck.
The garden centers are full of early spring flowers now, so I have taken advantage of the bounty.
This little alcove sits right outside my kitchen and I do love coming out here for a bit of fresh air.
Yesterday we had a rare sunny afternoon, so I spent the day potting up my flats of flowers.
Here I have Hellebore, Heather, Vinca,, and hidden on the other side, Pansy.
The second pot has the same combination, except the center plant is Daphne.
The flowers aren't quite open yet, but when they do, they will fill the deck with sweet fragrance that hummingbirds love.
An easy way to pot up a planter with a center plant is to place the empty pot where you want the plant, place the perimeter plants, then remove the pot and you have a convenient hole all ready.
A vintage metal sign to advertise!
Wouldn't it be nice if pansies were only 5 cents?
Some tiny bulbs poking up out of the soil.
I planted these last fall.
I can't remember what they are!
It will be a little surprise!
Some wire vines awaiting future hanging baskets tucked into moss filled urns, still in their pots.
These are placed where they will not get wet, so I must remember to water them.
A small pot of Forget Me Not's rests in front. These will bloom in a few weeks.
Some welcome springtime cheer at the end of a dreary winter.
Can you see my small pots of red primroses on my tables?
I think Ling Ling approves.
Did you know that Daylight Savings Time is only 18 days away?
And the official start of spring is only 30 days away?
There is an end in sight!