In the flurry of post-vaccination activities - my first dental visit in over a year, my first eye examination in two years, and my first haircut in over six months among other things - I'd nearly lost track of the upcoming Easter holiday. I'm not inclined to decorate the house with Easter bunnies, color eggs or load up on fanciful chocolate candy but, prompted by the holiday, I do sometimes indulge in purchases of spring plants, not that I really need much of an excuse to do that. In between appointments, I stopped by my local garden center this week and picked up a few things, along with dozens of other people; however, after viewing my front garden yesterday, I decided I needn't have bothered: it looked like the Easter bunny had already paid me a visit.
|I'm not sure I could've designed a more appropriate color palette if I'd consciously applied myself to that task|
|Fabergé eggs don't have anything on the flowers of Leucospermum 'Spider Hybrid'|
I actually do have bunnies in the garden but they're not the giving kind. I have Mother Nature to thank for the spring display on my front slope. For the record, here's what I picked up as I hopped through the garden center this week.
|My biggest indulgence was another Helleborus 'Anna's Red'. I also picked up Nemesia 'Banana Swirl', Salvia microphylla x greggii 'Glare', and Lithodora diffusa 'Heavenly Blue'.|
|I added to my Aeonium collection as well with Aeonium hybrid 'Jolly Green', A. 'Suncap', and and Aeonium labeled "Kiwi Stripe" (which I think is actually A. leucoblepharum)|
Do you decorate to celebrate spring, or do you let your garden do the work for you?
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