Are you ready for another dose of garden inspiration? I hope you got a chance to check out all the links from last week – there were some really good ones in addition to the features Shelly picked out this week that you’ll see below.
If you read Saturday’s Three Things post, you will have seen a picture of our blooming brunnera (the ‘Jack Frost’ variety) that I’m loving right now. I also love the common, non-variegated brunnera for many of the same reasons and also because it self-sows nicely (meaning, it’s not a thug, ha!) in the hard-to-grow areas I have them planted (under established trees) which is simply a blessing to me. I shared the forget-me-not-like blossoms recently on Instagram because they also make beautiful bouquets that bring springtime right inside your house:
They drop a few of the flowers right away, but to me that just adds to the cottage charm, ha! Aren’t they perfect in some mason jars and a rusty vintage holder? You all know by now it’s these little things that make me smile. 🙂 Looking forward to your garden goodness today!
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From this week’s Tuesday Garden Party’s Host, Shelly from Frugal Family Home:
So many things in the garden seem to be early, this year. I think it’s the warm weather we pretty much had from Thanksgiving on that brought on this early spring like weather. While it was nice to have a mild winter, I’m a little concerned we are going to have drought conditions this summer.
You see our rainfall is right on for this time of year, but the snow pack in the mountains is really low. Which usually means water restrictions in our area in the summer. An area where we have an average rainfall of 40 inches a year. But I’m trying not to think about it too much and am enjoying the lovely spring weather we are having.
With all the warm weather we are already seeing the snapdragons starting to bud. Which seems super early to me, usual it’s another month before I see them showing up. The hostas took off early this year too. I swear you can sit and watch them grow. I really wanted to divide them this year but I just didn’t have the time.
When we trimmed back our Hydrangea this past fall we found a stem that was buried in the leaves. It had already started to grow roots. We transplanted the stem to another area of the garden and hoped for the best. There was no signs of life all winter long.
My husband even grabbed it and pulled on it, asking me “What is this?” I reminded him it was the transplanted Hydrangea and to leave it alone. Just this week it has signs of life. Maybe it will take off. If it does that will be the second transplant from our one Hydrangea bush. I love getting free plants.
Well, enough about what’s been happening around here in our garden. I want to share with you a few features from last week’s Tuesday Garden Party. I’m always impressed by what all of you have to share. Thanks so much for linking up!
1. Growing Onions in Containers from Lavender and Lemonade
2. Ready for Spring Garden Clean Up from My Thrift Store Addiction
3. Perennials VS Annuals from Grace Garden and Homestead
4. How to Build a Planter Box Economically from Southern Wild
5. Grow a Salsa Garden from Grow a Good Life
Now it’s your turn – scroll down to link up your gardening tips!
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