What is my favorite spring flower? It is very hard to choose they are all so beautiful I love them all. Debe Maxwell, CRS challenged us to write about it. April and May have been very dry months for us in the Philadelphia area. It was more like June and July as far as temperatures go. I hope that doesn't mean we are going to have a rainy Summer. Who knows the weather has been so unpredictable.
Not many of my indoor plants survived the winter except my orchids which have not bloomed yet. I am sure they will soon as they look very healthy. My Ponytail Palm is now sitting outside and is extremely hardy healthy and happy.
My Petunias are one of my very favorites as they are hardy in our climate but also need a great deal of water. They also come in many varieties and colors. I like to have them in hanging baskets as my soil is full of rocks. I am right by the river and was very surprised when first trying to plant. I love to purchase them at Produce Junction in Bensalem. Today I went and they were taking them right off the truck. The prices were great, especially for the size and condition! Turned out I left my wallet there and did not even know. The owner found it and called me. I went back Thanked him and purchased two more plants and some fresh asparagus.
My very favorite are hydrangeas. When I was a child I called them snowball plants. They also come in a variety of colors and once they take root grow into beautiful flowering bushes. I love them so much that when "Dooney and Bourke" came out with a handbag pattern with hydrangeas flowers I just had to have one. The problem was picking which style I wanted there were so many to choose from