We've had some lovely weather lately and today we headed to the garden center to see what kind of pretties we could discover.
I had a hard time deciding - but finally chose a dozen yellow pansies - a pot of pink carnations - and 2 big pots of saxifraga. It is a fairly new-to-me plant - I'd not seen it at the garden center before.
Saxafrag is one of the family of rockfoils. The Latin word saxifraga means literally "stone-breaker" in latin. I think I'll have these pretty plants again. The flowers turn a lighter shade as they open fully.
Pansies in their new home - they will overflow these planters soon.
After we got home from the garden center we did spring clean-up - the sun wasn't as bright as the last few days - but it was pleasantly warm-ish (about 60 degrees) and before our garden work we ate lunch on the deck.
Don cleaned out the bed in front of the house - there are lots of Forget-me-nots and Foxglove that have volunteered there. (no photos yet - they are not in bloom)
I cleaned up the pots on the deck - removing the moss that loves to sneak into the pots during the winter. The hyacinth bulbs are blooming and the scent was amazing.
Add to that the spicy scent of carnations - heaven!
What is blooming in your yard this week? Spring starts tomorrow - hurray!