Monday, January 31, 2011

Planning Your Garden: A Splash of Color

It may still be winter but there's no better time to start planning your garden! Before you start selecting plants it's important to know your zone and the amount of sun/shade each garden gets throughout the day. The majority of the    
plants I buy are perennials because I love the fact that I don't have to replant them year-after-year, and it's so exciting to see them sprout up in the spring! Annuals that re-seed themselves are great too, but if you're not careful they can take over. If there is one thing annuals are good for it's lots of blooms and COLOR!

Impatiens are great because they have lots of blooms, they come in many colors and they continue to bloom all. summer. long! They also can grow in shady areas and don't need to be deadheaded! Gotta love that!

They're also wonderful to enjoy indoors in one of your favorite little vases...

A garden can really add life, color and quaintness to any home...

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  1. I hope the resident bunnies don't see my tulips before I do!

  2. Your home is adorable and flowers made such a lovely difference. I do not have a green thumb to save my life so I'm always happy to get little tips when I can. It really helped to see the before/after look of your home. Maybe this year, I can tackle our lack of curb appeal at the moment! Thanks for sharing.

  3. I just love the flower covered walkway...very cottage garden. Love, love it, can't wait to see it this summer....

  4. Thanks for the garden inspiration! and for including Chic Provence on your blogroll...I'm now a follower!



  5. Jami~ Thank you so much! So glad it was helpful to you! Your garden will look beautiful, just have fun with it!

    Julie (mom)~ Thank you! That's exactly what I was going for! I can't wait to get my hands in the dirt!

    Kit~ You are quite welcome! Your blog is an inspiration to me as well! Thank you so much for following CHC!

  6. You have a very cute house and the impatiens are so pretty! I can't wait for everything to start blooming again. Thanks for sharing.

  7. I'm visiting from My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia. You have such a lovely home. I love gardening and never thought about sharing my outside projects. I guess I should now that I've seen yours. It's hard to think about the Spring when it's below freezing, but I look forward to the warmer weather so I can get outside and work in my yard.

  8. I wish I had a green thumb! Very cute home!

  9. What a wonderful post and fabulous blog! I love to garden so was ecstatic to see your pretty flowers.

    I'm a new follower from All Things Inspired and would love for you to drop by my coastal lifestyle blog sometime. http://SallyLeeByTheSea.

  10. I love the difference the flowers along your walkway made. It looks so "springy" and I am so ready for spring.

  11. You have the most adorable house!!! The flowers and border adds so much charm!

    I can't wait for spring so I can get out of the house and work in my yard again. :)

  12. Hi Jaclyn. You're border's beautiful. And your porch and house look so good too. Thanks for sharing them. I'm looking forward to following you. Hope you stop by and visit me at

    Hugs...Tracy :)

  13. love impatients they are a perfect flower that is patient and beautiful

  14. I love impatiens too and have a couple of spots in my garden that I use them. Here in So.Cal. they will last several years - I just cut them back and they rebloom and reseed themselves. My daffodils are nearly done blooming. If you have a moment, come and look:

    I love to garden, also. I think I'm going to keep following you! Beautiful!

    Becky B.
    Organizing Made Fun

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