Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Bloomin' Tuesday...

I'm so excited that I can actually publish a "Bloomin' Tuesday" post. I know in other parts of the U.S. spring sprung more than a month ago, but here at the base of the Colorado Rockies, we're just beginning to pull out of winter. There are no leaves on the trees yet, but grass is starting to green up and some perennials are peeking out of the soil.

Night before last we got some sprinkles, so yesterday morning I went out to the garden to take a few pictures. Last weekend I planted a couple of pots with pansies. Since pansies are perennials, I can plant them in the early spring and not worry about frosts or snowstorms, which are still a possibility in Colorado until mid May. I usually wait till Mother's Day weekend to plant any annual blossoms in my garden.

Did you notice these cute planters? I bought them {so reasonable} at Marshall's. I'm loving these luscious pots {and the birdbath that I filled with pansies}, ranging in colors from cobalt blue to turquoise to sea green. Also, I don't know whether you noticed my prince charming in the photo above. He's devilishly handsome, don't you think?

I also have a different birdie in the birdbath planter {above}. Beau, our puppy, got ahold of the other one and "took care of it." Not a pretty sight. Anyway, I'm glad to have another little birdie to grace the birdbath.

I cannot wait to start planting the garden. 
Spring can't come soon enough for me this year!