A full cart at one of my favorite garden centers fills my heart. This is what “Feast & Flowers” is all about for me. It’s a full table, a feast of another kind.
No matter what type of mood I wake up in going to a nursery and seeing beautiful plants makes me smile. I am energized by the colors, textures and varieties of flowers. One cart is usually never enough as I shop for clients to pick the perfect plants for their containers. I suggest the next sunny day you venture out to Gethsemane Garden Center. They have one of the best selections of perennial, annual and indoor plants around. If you are a beginner in this arena they have knowledgeable personnel that are very helpful. Gethsemane is located on Clark St. in Chicago.
This planter is filled with mostly perennial plants that will stand up to the cold spring nights and look beautiful through the end of May. Delphinium, Columbine, Candy Tuft, Hyacinths, Daffodils, Variegated Ivy, Bellflower, Creeping Phlox, Bergenia, Forget-Me-Nots, Golden Variegated Sweet Flag Grass, Coral Bells, Ranunculus, Stock, Linaria and Forsythia… some annuals mostly perennials a great mix.
Start with a small pot by your entry so you smile as you enter and exit your home.