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4 Plants for the Cold Days in Spring: Violas , Candytuft, Lamb's Ear, Creeping Jenny by Carmen Johnston Gardens

If you have kept up with my blog lately then you know that I can’t stop talking about spring. What can I say? I’m a sucker for this season! I am also aware, however, that Jack Frost might make an appearance very soon. Jack Frost is bad news here in the South. He is the reason that we have to wait until after April 15th to plant annuals for spring. But the show must go on, which is why I want to show you some plants that can survive his visit should he come.

1. Violas
2. Candytuft
3. Lamb’s Ear
4. Creeping Jenny

These four plants are extremely tough in the face of cold weather, but they will not be sittin’ pretty should it drop below 30 degrees.

For this container, I paired larger plant material with a shallow container. (Tip: This is the perfect time to start growing your container collection. Marshall’s, TJ Maxx, and Tuesday Morning all have fabulous containers at great prices.)

Step One/Step Two:
Give your plants plenty to drink and then add a 3 inch layer of potting soil to your container.

Step Three:
Violas first!

4 Plants for the Cold Days in Spring: Violas , Candytuft, Lamb's Ear, Creeping Jenny by Carmen Johnston Gardens

Step Four:
Add lamb’s ear (silver foliage) next.

4 Plants for the Cold Days in Spring: Violas , Candytuft, Lamb's Ear, Creeping Jenny by Carmen Johnston Gardens

Step Five:
Place candytuft (white blooms) towards the front.

4 Plants for the Cold Days in Spring: Violas , Candytuft, Lamb's Ear, Creeping Jenny by Carmen Johnston Gardens

Step Six:
Use creeping jenny (chartreuse foliage) to create texture.

4 Plants for the Cold Days in Spring: Violas , Candytuft, Lamb's Ear, Creeping Jenny by Carmen Johnston Gardens

This container loves the sun almost as much as me! That’s not even the best part! Both the lamb’s ear and the candytuft are perennials, which means that they will bloom again next year too. Just remember to water this container once every 2 weeks, keep soil moist to the touch, and you’re good as gold!

4 Plants for the Cold Days in Spring: Violas , Candytuft, Lamb's Ear, Creeping Jenny by Carmen Johnston Gardens

I am really hoping that Mr. Frost won’t be able to make it this year. But if he does, we’ll be ready!

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