This post is sponsored by Monrovia, but my love of spring blooms is all my own!
Happy spring to you all!
This time of year energizes me and it’s definitely my favorite season of the year. I just wish it lasted longer! When blooms burst out on my flowering trees in the front yard, I know that Spring is here and everything will be coming alive again and bursting forth with beauty and blooms. My flowering trees, Kwazan cherry and a pink dogwood make me so happy and when I first looked at my house 5 years ago (can you believe that?) these trees were in full bloom. I just felt it was meant to be my house and that God gave me these trees to make me smile. And they do make me so happy every Spring that I’ve lived here.
Here’s the current view of my house, with lots of spring blooms going on. The pink dogwood is to the left and the cherry tree to the right. My white azaleas are blooming right now too.
Everything is coming alive again! We’ve been having plenty of rain, so everything is greening up again. I just had fresh pine straw put out by my landscape company, call Greg Kuzia with Down to Earth Landscape (770.841.0162) if you’re looking for a landscape guy to handle your yard here in the Marietta area. They do a good job for me and it’s so nice to have my yard taken care of!
That pink dogwood is so gorgeous when it blooms!
Is there anything prettier than a cherry tree in bloom? I’m not sure there is, with their graceful and fluffy blooms in the most gorgeous shade of pink.
An artsy shot of my iron hummingbird garden stake in the front yard.
Those fluffy pink blooms up close.
Far away, the whole tree is exploding in blooms.
There are a few pink azaleas still blooming too, but they were early bloomers this year. I can’t wait for the big show of hydrangeas this year. They were absolutely gorgeous last year and I’m so hoping that the late freeze we just had doesn’t ruin their blooms.
So, how do I get my yard ready for spring. Cleaning up and pruning my shrubs was the first thing I did back in February. I got my pruners out and pruned back the long strands growing out of my shrubs to tame them a bit. I dead headed all my hydrangea blooms to get them ready for new growth. And wow, do they have new growth going now!
Next, is adding some spring blooming annuals to my planters. I haven’t done the back yard yet, but I do have some pretty planters on my front stairs and by my driveway that I like to add pops of color to. Enter Monrovia plants! I’m partnering with them today to show you some beautiful blooms and how pretty they are added to planters. Learn more about the Grow Beautifully program with Monrovia and get inspired for your own spring blooms!
I’ve always known Monrovia to have beautiful and healthy plants to offer and you can find them at Lowes and other garden centers. You probably have seen these containers in your home store too. I can always count on them to have healthy and vibrant plants for my garden.
I chose some vibrant and colorful annuals for my containers and I thought these pretty pops of red would look great with my gray house. To the left is Minifamous Double Calibrachoa with delicate and fluffy red flowers and to the right is New Guinea Impatiens. This variety of impatiens is more heat and drought tolerant and their huge blooms are gorgeous!
I added the Calibrachoa to my planter by the driveway with my cute bunny looking on. This planter has hardy sedum that really is super drought tolerant and comes back every year, so I leave it in here.
I added some pillows to my rustic iron bench that came from Round Top last fall. This pair of pillows came from Costco and they are a good complement to my turquoise front door. Did you spot bunny # 2 in my yard? He’s concrete also and sits on top of the round green termite system thingie. Good spot for him to hide it!
My black planters on the front steps are now filled with New Guinea impatiens from Monrovia and I can’t wait to watch them grow and bloom this year.
More sedum cascading over the planter is coming alive again this year.
You can see the beautiful red blooms and all those tiny buds just starting to pop out on the impatiens and also the green nodes of new growth on the sedum.
There are lots of buds on these plants just waiting to burst open with beautiful blooms.
Just a little pop of color by the front door adds so much this time of year. I’ll tackle the back patio later and those big planters, but for now Spring has arrived and I’m happy to add this bit of color to my front porch and driveway planters. Blooms are everything this time of year!
I’d love for you to check out Monrovia’s online shop and check out which blooms you’d like to add to your garden this year. Have you started planting yet? Hope this gives you some ideas to get going with the Spring blooms. I get flower fever every year, do you?
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