Hoping April Showers Will Bring May FlowersYou

Tom Lally |

We moved into our new house in August, so spring is the last season we are seeing here for the first time.  It’s always a welcome sign of warmer days when everything starts to bloom, and it’s been especially nice this year to see our new neighborhood come to life for the first time.

Some of our neighbors have a veritable explosion of color happening in their yards, full of vibrant yellows and bright pinks.  I must admit that our yard now seems a bit drab in comparison.  We have plenty of plants and shrubs, but almost everything is some shade of green and it’s not as colorful or cheerful as I would like.

I don’t have much of a green thumb, but walking around the neighborhood has inspired me.  With these warmer days and more daylight in the evenings, I’d like to redo things a little and add some color to our yard.  We also have flower boxes on some downstairs windows that need to be filled.  The house is yellow, so I’ve thought something blue, pink, or purple would look nice.

We’ve already found our local nursery, after stopping by recently to check it out and browse things a little.  I don’t have anything very specific in mind and am open to suggestions.  But anything I plant should be relatively hardy (see lack of green thumb above) and do well in acidic soil.  This all seems like an easier project than reviving the tomato plants in our back yard, which will be next on our list.

The author of this article is Tom Lally, Wealth Manager Assistant at U.S. Wealth Management.