The quote by Claude Monet in the title of this post has been my favorite for a long time--it's so true! Every spring I can hardly wait until it's time to plant flowers in the pots and watering cans that line my front porch steps.
Today's the day! May 15th is the last frost date for our area of Virginia, and this cool spring weather has been around for way too long! Just two nights ago the low was 31 degrees, but today the temps will get up to 89--a great day to get out early and get the planting done!There will be red, yellow, and purple lantana in the flower pots on the left and a variety of petunias, lantana, and begonias in the cans and pots on the right.
Pink and purple striped wave petunias will go in the hanging baskets on the porch, and I purchased red geraniums for the two large pots beside the front door. Last but not least, the yellow marigolds in the bunch will be planted down in the garden by the tomato plants.
"It’s good to bless a new season in the garden
because there is no plant in the ground
that does not boast of the Lord’s beauty."
“...Let us acknowledge the LORD; let us press on to acknowledge him. As surely as the sun rises, he will appear; he will come to us like the winter rains, like the spring rains that water the earth.” -Hosea 6:3