Oh my, I do it every year and by August I am questioning my sanity. Today I bought flowers. Not for anyone but myself! I love the bright colors the flower bring into my life. The red and white inpatients are so pretty in their beautiful blue flower pots. They do so well on my shaded porch.
I am also attracted to the plants that require full sun, even though I don't have full sun, I still buy geraniums! I found some today that were marked down at Lowe's, I don't know why they were reduced, they'll be wonderful potted up around our gardens.
I also bought some Boston Ferns, I love seeing them hanging from the studio porch, they just "say" summer. Of course, I also had to buy a couple of fuchsias, the hummingbirds love them and they are so pretty with their long graceful stems and pretty bright pink blooms, blowing with the spring breezes.
After being in Florida, I'm so ready for spring sunshine and warmer days. So far it is just wishful thinking! We are going to have possible showers for the next entire week! Our yard is a swamp, I don't dare mow, I can't possibly work in the flower beds, ahhhh but I have flowers I can pot up for immediate enjoyment!
PS..... Remind me in August, when I'm dragging the hose around watering pots of flowers, how much I loved them in the spring!