Nothing makes me happier than seeing the garden come to life in the spring
After the removal of old branches, shaping shrubs, adding fertilizer and mulch, the explosion of color and form is such a treat! I plant bulbs for early color, and let the leaves dieback under perennials that appear late in May & June.
I find that a mix of shrubby perennials like peonies and roses give me a nice height mix in the beds. Later in the year, the hydrangeas will bloom, continuing that same feel of weight to the space. In summer, annuals and other perennials will bloom keeping the garden interesting and colorful.
Next time, I will talk about perennials for those shady spots … donnajean