We will often still have some overnight freezing up until this May long weekend, so just to be cautious, most gardeners in my town wait. But now, we should be home free.
I bought flowers for four planters that sit on my backyard patio. This year I focused on whites and purples and a touch of pink. Each year, I also buy a few more perrenials as they are a bit of an investment so I have to accumulate them slowly. Yesterday I added two purple clematis to my garden, two red daylilies and a new small bush that has reddish leaves.
I planted all day. I split my bleeding heart so that I have some on either side of my front step now. I also split my peony because it was getting so big but compact. I moved over some lilies and some hostas. I dug up a few weeds, trimmed back a lot of grass that was encroaching on my flower beds and tidied up all my existing plants for the spring growing season.
Once I got started, I just kept going. I was, as the saying goes...'happy as a pig in mud'.
It is a good thing I started the day by getting my nails shellaced because they would not have made it very far without the added protection...
Do you plant a flower garden?