Time to get outdoors more.
This gardening season begins for me with a sense of newness. There are pansies blooming in groups. Pansies with ruffled petals. Purple and white pansies looking like they are rooting for the Minnesota Vikings. The diversity of pansy forms and colors is refreshing.
In the garden, ground and container, a pop of orange, I feel, livens up the landscape. An orange pansy, and a cute healthy one or two in other colors have been all I buy each year. This year, based on pansies blooming all summer long (shady areas) last year, I decided to buy more pansies. The gardening centers have many pansy varieties.
A hanging basket of verbena can be stunning as they bloom so well. New to me is a white verbena to brighten a shady space. Adding to that planter a small very red petunia, and blue lobelia will create a patriotic vibe.
Do you plan your garden color scheme each year?