I have flowers around all year. I live in Florida so that makes it easier, but even when I lived up north I kept them inside my inside. I have some that are in pots that I have had for years. They go out on the patio in the spring and come in before the first freeze. I use perennials that come back year after year so I don't need to replant every year. We have been having a warm winter and our azaleas have already bloomed. Infact I have a lot of things blooming right now that I shouldn't. My hedges were blooming through the Christmas lights.
do you like planting flowers in the summer time around your house? Do you mind taking care of them? I think we will get the little Azaleas. These are the pink, red and white ones, each will be single color.
Love them, A little trick that I found is using disposable diapers to help conserve water and make watering less frequent in my hanging flower pots. Diapers have a compound ( not sure what its called ) in them that wick up and hold liquids. It turns into a water saving gel-like substance. I just open the diapers ( clean ones ) and scrap off this stuff and add it to the soil. It also makes the hanging baskets much lighter and helps aerate the soil. ( Don't use this for edible veggies though !!! )
Gardening is a great stress reliever and helps with depression.
Now that the drought here looks over, I'll be looking forward to planting flowers and such and don't mind taking care of them at all !