First I plant a few perennials. I really don't need much as the borders are pretty packed. But there are always new ones to try or in this case, plants to replace those I inevitably lose each year. These are
Carnival hollyhocks, a single variety. I also planted soapwort, bellis, and mallow.
Above are some cobaea scandens, or cup and saucer vine. I guess I didn't realize when I first planted the seeds how quickly they would come up and how big they would get right away. I'm going to have a jungle in our basement before I can get these babies outside!
I used a new method for labeling my seeds. I got the idea for using clothespins from Elaine at
http://www.sunnysimplelife.com/. Why didn't I think of this years ago???
In a couple of weeks I'll start planting annuals, both flowers and vegetables. I'm excited to try some new varieties of heirloom tomatoes. And then spring planting will come!