Thursday, March 19, 2015

Spring Planting So Far...

I wanted to give you all an update on our Spring planting. It's too early for most things but I am chomping at the bit to get some greenery around our patio and yard. Last weekend, herbs were 5 for $10 at Lowes, so I scooped up fernleaf dill, parsley, rosemary, basil and one tomato plant.

I used popsicle sticks and a sharpie to label the herbs and I put some simple directions on the back as a reminder in case I forget! 

It seems way too early for a tomato plant {and it probably is!} but I couldn't help myself. This one is an "early girl" and is supposed to yield  tomatoes quicker than any other. Worth a shot! 

The previous owners had A TON of bulbs scattered all throughout the yard. I love some bulbs but it was seriously annoying how cluttered it made the yard look! I'm pretty sure there are hundreds throughout and more are popping up as we speak. Last year we dug a bunch of them up and threw them in a big pile leaves and debris in the back corner of the yard that we don't see....well now, those bulbs are all blooming in that big trash pile! I kind of feel bad for abandoning them! 

I also picked up two Kimberley Queen ferns and two new planters for them.

The planters were around $18 at Wal-Mart which I thought wasn't a bad deal. They aren't planted yet but I love how they look already. They are a foam pot but say they are resistant to flaking and fading. Once they are filled with dirt I don't think anyone will be able to tell they aren't stone!

Planted some ranunculus...

and hyacinths...

This is pot is too funny...I thought this Autumn Fern died last summer but it is coming back now, along with some succulents that I never planted! Have no clue where it has come from.

My pansies and dusty miller are hanging on...and hanging out with the Spring plants! 

Have you started planting yet?


Jamie @ The Jamie's + 1 said...

Love the ferns!! So happy to see some spring things happening... I am so over winter!!!

A Peachy Sonder said...

I love your early bloomer tomato plant- I'm eager to hear how that works out for you. I don't have full sun on my apartment patio so my plants I am able to grow are pretty limited. Jealous of your herbs as well!

Great post- thanks for sharing!
-A Peachy Sonder

Cozy Little House said...

No, not here in Oklahoma. The weather can change and snow be on the ground next week. I so admire your pretty flowers and plants! I love the Kimberly fern, and had one last year. Doubt it will come back. Might have to get another.

Alexandra Bee Blog said...

Bryce has been tending to the yard little by little these last few weeks! It's so exciting to see several of our bulbs beginning to pop up! I love ferns and also would love to plant some ranunculus this year!