Mother’s Day is for flowers

Traditionally, Mother’s Day is the day I start my planting for the season.  I make it easy on the guys and just ask that they buy the flowers I plant on that day.  Here, I have flower boxes on the deck that I plant in every year.

I didn’t realize until this year that Rick’s habit is go with me to pick out the flowers for the year.  He gets to make the final decision on color.  This year, they had Patriot Dream petunias, which gave me a nice array of blue, red, and white.  This along with the white alyssums were the choice for planting.

I picked up some yellow, peach and red snapdragons and petunias for my side pots.  I added in some Choleas for added color.

Returning home, I put in to beginning arranging flowers and getting them into the dirt that will be their home for the season.  My deck looks very nice.  The smell is heavenly from the alyssums.

Welcome, spring.  Now I need to move on some of my permanents flower beds to add in and get them updated.

A little gardening in the dirt is good for stress.

Happy Mother’s Day to all!

See how nice my deck looks with flowers.
See how nice my deck looks with flowers.
Petunias and more petunias on the deck.
Petunias and more petunias on the deck.
More geranium and petunias with a splash of alyssum.
More geranium and petunias with a splash of alyssum.
Geraniums and petunias.
Geraniums and petunias.
Adding a little color to the small pots on the patio.
Adding a little color to the small pots on the patio.
My Mother's Day flowers on the deck.
My Mother’s Day flowers on the deck.