Look at the adorable fabric for my next Quilt for Kids! Just arrived in my mailbox today. So fun! Robert Kaufman offers this collection, designed by Amy Schimler, specially for Quilts for Kids.
The panel will actually be the backing, so how cute will that be? I'm really excited to get started on it.
In other news -- deadheading is your friend.
I am always hesitant to be too aggressive in snipping off the spent blossoms from my annuals.
This year, I put pansies in my window box because they will withstand our Wisconsin frosts that occur this time of year. I love them because you can plant them very early with no worries.
Just a week or so ago, they were not much more than greenery since I had deadheaded a bunch of expired blossoms. I could see lots of buds coming, but only one or two blooms.
And now look at them! They are solid blooms and the colors are so very bright!
I wish I had taken a picture of my window box full of greenery so you could see the progress.
As soon as the danger of frost has passed,
I will repot the window box with an assortment of other annuals.
Shown above is a viola hanging basket that I bought at the same time.
They don't seem to need any pruning.
I plan to plant them directly in the ground eventually, but I'm not sure how long they will continue blooming. They love the cool temps right now, but can't stand the heat.