I’m not one to hurry away the winter but it seems in Charleston, spring has sprung. Or rather, it has never left. We didn’t have much of a winter this year but that doesn’t keep me from being excited about the spring flowers.
I wanted to get my hayrack out of the garage and back on my front porch with some early spring flowers to bring a bit of color to the yard.
I wanted pansies but Lowe’s didn’t have any – so petunias it was! Gigi said purple so that is what we got :).
I stuck with the cardinal rule of a filler, a spiller, and a thriller. My usual combination throughout the year is something tropical and spikey in the back, variegated ivy for the spiller and then a fun colored annual for the filler. I stuck with petunia’s now but will fill in with geraniums as it continues to get warmer.
I couldn’t resist the pretty pink geraniums so I got a few for my porch container.
I bought some dense shade grass seed and put that down to try to get some grass to grow back there. I really want to try to work on my back yard this year and get it looking nice!
Here’s a few inspiration photos for you.
This beautiful arrangement was from our local garden store, Abide-A-While. It is a beautiful store and they are always so happy to help! I plan on researching other shade plants and ground cover and going back there to ask them what to buy. Love patronizing a local place!