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Dreamy Garden Flowers for Spring (Planting Project, P1)

April 11, 2017

Will & I have been eagerly awaiting April, and the opportunity to re-plant our garden flowers for spring. Our winter flowers bloomed beyond our wildest expectations, particularly because neither one of us is naturally green-thumbed.  Encouraged by a successful winter growing season, we headed to the garden center full of spring-like optimism.
It became clear upon arrival that we had timed the seasonal rotation of our plants perfectly.  The aisles were overflowing with color, variation, and similarly wide-eyed weekend horticulturalists.  I was particularly drawn to the hanging baskets of Bougainvillea (a rare site in Charleston); we managed to snap up the last two baskets and plan to pick up a few more this week.   I am not sure how easy it is to keep Bougainvillea thriving in this climate.  It is so beautiful, it feels worth having even for a short period of time.  If you have any tips, please share!We felt so inspired by all the spring garden flowers available, we made a second trip to the store the same day to pick up even more flowers for our steps and front porch. I absolutely cannot wait until we have our proper garden set up in the back — it is a wreck right now but we have big plans and are starting this Friday.  I am trying not to get too excited about it because I understand that it will be a long, slow project but, I am already fantasizing about summer nights in the garden, dining under a trellis of roses. I can’t wait to show you which flowers we selected in the next garden post. For now, I hope you enjoyed looking through the wealth of garden flowers as much as we did!