After a very rainy and wet winter here in Tennessee, spring has finally sprung. After several months that were plagued by floods and LOTS of rain, the sun has finally started to shine. With all of the gorgeous weather lately, my tulips that I had planted in the red wagon planter had finally begun to sprout. The project that I began in the fall was finally coming to fruition! The old red wagon that my husband and I had converted into a garden showpiece was finally showing some greenery.
See Part 1: My Little Red Wagon Planter
This was a cool project to try, as I love making all kinds of random items into garden art. As it turned out, out of the 25 bulbs that I planted, only about five or six of them came into full bloom. I learned a couple of lessons from this planting experience, so I'll share some of my wisdom with you.
I am going to relocate the bulbs to my new flower bed. Hopefully next spring I'll have a much better show than I did this year. For now, I'm going to try some new blooms in my wagon. I think some impatiens or daisies will make for some vibrant color in my landscape. These annuals will last all season and into the fall. Tulips and daffodils are the bringers of spring, but they just don't last long enough!
All Images Courtesy of Teresa Filgis
It never hurts to be adventurous in your garden. Trying new plants and flowers will always keep your outdoor space fresh. Trial and error are the best ways to see what works in your environment and what doesn't. May all of your flowers come into full bloom and bring you lots of bees, hummingbirds and beauty!
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