The hot and cold spells of late winter and early spring came and went, and up came the crocuses from the bulbs we bought at Colonial Williamsburg in the Fall. Success! That was the sign to start planting the annuals.
Kelson went to the store with the order to "just get a few, since we'll be moving soon." He came out with 36 flower packs.
But Emily loves flowers, he thought. She won't mind. We'll find a way to use them somehow. You should see her parents' house in the spring and summer.
We planted some baskets...
(oh, there's a cute little crocus there!)
And several colors of dianthus and pansies around the tree in front.
Sarah was ready to help out too. Flowers need water, and Sarah knows that.
Water comes from a hose, and it goes in a watering can. She also knows that.
We babysat Elaina Phillips that day, and she and Sarah helped a lot. Good idea.
They took turns for half an hour filling the watering cans, walking back and forth over-watering every flower until they weren't allowed to have the watering cans anymore.
They did a very good job, and they were very cute while doing it.
Then the cold spells came again, and we were afraid the freshly planted spring flowers wouldn't make it through the near freezing weather in April. But they pulled through, and we moved away a couple of weeks later. Hopefully, whoever lives in our house now is enjoying the beautiful flowers.