What to do on a rainy day.

So Spring in Chicago supposedly started on March 20. The weather has been quibbling with the calendar for the past two and a half weeks. The cold has lingered. Gray, dreary days have spread like a heavy cumbersome blanket. Days rarely fit for gardening or a trip to the nursery.

Well today, despite the cold drizzle and the brisk air, I installed some Spring annual containers. Time really is right for cool season annuals like stock, osteospermum, ranunculus, nemesia, pansies, forced tulips and daffodils. The colors are bright and bold, the perfect foil to Chicago’s current gray palette. Check out the photos below and give a shout. I’d be happy to jazz up your day.

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