Spring seems to be taking its sweet time about arriving in Central Illinois, but that hasn’t stopped die-hard gardeners from dreaming.
Do-it-yourself stores like Home Depot, big box stores like Walmart, and even some grocery stores are doing their best to capitalize on that fact.
Witness some of these beauties I saw this morning while browsing at Wally World:
What says “Spring” louder than potted Daffodils?
Deep red pansies are ready for planting.
Sunny yellow mums and monkey-faced pansies.
Deer resistant, drought tolerant Pink Dianthus makes for a beautiful garden flower.
Fragrant sweet Alyssum makes an ideal border or ground cover.
Aster, birth flower for September, means Love, Faith, Wisdom, and symbolizes Valor.
Fast-growing pansies do best in full sun.
Hyacinths like these pink and purple ones, are grown from bulbs and are strongly fragrant.
When your Easter lily has finished blooming, plant its bulb outdoors in a sunny spot so it can rebloom next year.