As we near the end of April, my thoughts are increasingly turning to gardening. Here in Michigan I generally plant my vegetable garden and annuals in mid-May. Usually the danger of frost has passed by then. As an avid gardener, I make use of lots of shrubs, bulbs, and perrennials in my flower beds. As they have filled in over the years the need for adding annuals to them has lessened. However, I still enjoy doing a few containers of annuals every year to place on my porches to add a pretty touch.
I am always challenged every year as to how I should do my containers. I always like new ideas and trying things a litlle different. Some of my favorite color combinations are purples with pinks. I found and pinned the above photo. I think it is just gorgeous and love the different heights, colors, and textures. This might just be the inspiration I need for my containers this year…But then again, I found the lovely photo below. I love the white blooms with all of the green. It would really add interest to a shadier spot!
As I am becoming more familiar with Pinterest, I am growing to love it more and more. As I browse the web and find all kinds of lovely ideas and products, I can create beautiful boards to come back to. While I do a lot of pinning on boards to help promote shops and products on Etsy, I am also trying to make more boards that reflect who I am and my personal style.
And now that spring is in bloom, it is also time to start thinking about barbeques. I also pinned this recipe and can’t wait to try it…Happy Friday everyone!