I recently found the Danish gardener Claus Dalby, who seems to be kind of a Euro Martha Stewart (he has books and an Instagram and retail offerings and a YouTube channel). He’s also famous for his container displays, especially of spring bulbs:

I looked at Claus Dalby ideas during the last three snowstorms here (I even ordered his book!) and bought some pansies and primroses and bulbs at Home Depot last Saturday, planting them up in the cold wind.

Was the yard cleaned up? No. Was this anything like Claus’s lush display? Not really. But they looked a lot better on Saturday than they did yesterday morning:

It’s supposed to get dramatically warmer here over the weekend, so if the planters don’t float away in all the melted snow they’ll start to perk up again. Maybe I can even add more, if spring is actually here.