“And then my heart with pleasure fills, and dances with the daffodils.” Wordsworth
The calendar says spring and for a few days last week the thermometer, flirting with higher digits, fooled me. With snow again in the forecast, I may have gotten seduced a little too soon by all the spring flowers at the supermarket! Pussy willows, daffodils, pansies and some brave tulips and hyacinths came home with me and are greeting visitors cheerily at our front door, unaware of the fickleness of the weather. Here’s hoping the predicted storm tracks away from here and these shivering flowers prove resilient to this gardener’s premature spring fever!
I have photographed our entrance to inspire you to create your own spring welcome, weather permitting. With Easter still a month away, I focused on non-Easter themed décor to which I can easily add eggs and bunnies come April.
To the supermarket planters I added pussy willow branches for additional height and interest, and tucked moss around the bulbs for added textural dimension.
This was an old wreath that I refreshed by adding 2 kinds of moss, a birdnest and new ribbon.
The supermarket hanging basket was just too high to be appreciated and seen so I transferred it into a more decorative metal planter lined with cocoa fiber(just plunked it right in, as is) and I hung it at eye level by the front door with my favorite hard-working, all purpose garden rubber twine from England. I order it from “The Best @ Dianne B”, a great online garden store which sells only a handful of quality garden products.
Continuing the bird theme, I added a nest to a planter of pansies to the left of the entrance and hung a bird house in the seating area.
I’m springing forward, but can it warm up already?