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Longer days, warm breezes and peeks of colorful flowers –– hints that a new season is just around the corner. With spring comes color and I’m a color kind of girl. Bold painted walls, fun throw pillows, bright clothes (especially shoes!) and lots and lots of flowers can all be found in close proximity of me. This issue is full of color, inside and outside your home. Stroll through two modern condos (pages 20 and 30) where color and furnishings make a statement. Dream away in bedrooms that embrace (pages 41-59) and have some fun with creating a headboard that fits your style (page 62). Check out our new feature Color Trends (page 39). Our color for March is Hot Pink –– indulge in some sassy sunglasses or welcome guests with a bright pink poppy doormat. It’s time for those bulky sweaters and winter boots to go into hibernation. Our spring fashion features bright and fun outfits (page 71) paired with the newest in purses and shoes, something us ladies can never have enough of! With these warmer days, we’re all itching to get outside and rid our yard of winter’s leftovers. And if you’re like me, you’re ready for spring flowers. We have tips on what your yard is asking of you right now (page 80) and your porch is begging to be loaded up with quaint to sophisticated planters full of flowers that tolerate our late spring frosts (page 82). You really are what you eat so take in lots of colorful fruits and veggies during National Nutrition Month. Check out page 84 for our top suggestions for eating healthy. Time’s changed, evenings stay light longer and a freshness is in the air. Welcome Spring!

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Downsizing from suburbia to Union Hill afforded this Kansas City couple views, brews and more. t’s been roughly 10 years since Kristy and Carl Reincke bid farewell to their suburban life in Lenexa, Kan. And they have never looked back. That’s not to say it wasn’t an adjustment to leave 2,600 square feet of living space, a big yard and a spacious garage. But for the Reinckes, the trade-offs have been well worth the sacrifices in space. Long-settled in their 1,650-square-foot, fourth-floor condo in Kansas City’s historic Union Hill, Kristy reflected back on the couple’s decision to leave their Lenexa home. “That was a lot of space for the two of us, so it was easy to downsize,” said Kristy. “Condo living appealed to us because of the maintenance-free living.”

Historic Roots The couple began exploring condos downtown, in the West Bottoms and on the Plaza, and ultimately fell in love with the iconic Greenlease Cadillac Building on McGee Street. Built in 1918 by Robert Greenlease to house the Greenlease Motor Car Company, the building was later sold to Hallmark Cards, Inc., which used the building for storage for 20 years. The property was eventually sold to local developer Bob Frye of Union Hill Development Group, who renovated the building into 29 luxury condominiums. Modeled after the 1920s New York apartment house style, the condos were completed in 2006. The building’s athletic club, once the dealership’s showroom, still retains original features such as marble floors, high ceilings and columns topped with original Cadillac logos. The Reinckes came across the building during the initial phase of construction and opted to purchase a two-bedroom, two-bath unit. Kristy said the couple’s list of must-haves included an open floor plan and two bedrooms, including a master suite with a large bath and a walk-in closet. Additionally –– after enjoying the convenience of a personal garage –– two heated garage parking spaces were ideal. “It was a fun process,” said Kristy of being involved in the construction process. “The floor plan was already in place, but we got to pick out tile and we changed a few other things. We would look around and see what everyone else was doing in their condos and we got to know our neighbors. There were residents ranging

We wanted to be in the heart of the city so we would be close to cultural events, the arts and restaurants.

from young people on up to empty-nesters. A lot of the same people are still here.”

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For Kristy, a now-retired regional sales manager, and Carl, a software engineer, the condo offered a fresh new lifestyle. “We wanted to be in the heart of the city so we would be close to cultural events, the arts and restaurants,” said Kristy.

laundry room. Maple cabinetry, granite countertops, an expansive island, crown molding and hardwood flooring are among the elegant appointments in the condo’s main living area. The layout is topped off with a roomy master suite and a second

While the couple enjoys amenities such as the popular Martini

bedroom that serves as an office (95% of the time) and a guest

Corner and Liberty Memorial located within walking distance of

suite, thanks to a discreet Murphy bed that folds up into the wall.

their urban dwelling, they are also perfectly content to enjoy the city from their soaring windows. Easily the condo’s most notable and coveted feature, a

Above all, the entire condo also doubles as a canvas upon which the Reinckes can showcase their diverse art collection. “We have always enjoyed decorating and collecting art,” said

wonderful wall of glass frames an inviting outdoor balcony and

Kristy. “We have found a lot of our art at the Brookside Art Fair,

sweeping views of the Kansas City horizon.

Westport Art Fair and the Plaza Art Fair. We have also collected

“I love that our windows have a great view of the downtown skyline,” said Kristy.

pieces during our travels to destinations such as Italy, Germany, Ireland, Iceland, Mexico, San Diego, Denver, Jackson Hole and

With azure skies and deck chairs beckoning, savoring the sights

Seattle. The end result is a collection of art that makes us happy.”

and sounds of Kansas City from an elevated al fresco perch is an

Certainly the most eye-catching pieces are the 35 masks that

everyday treat.

Of Masks & Modern Spirit Inside the condo, a cheerful fusion of engaging artwork and vibrant colors attest to the dynamic personalities of Kristy and Carl. From the front door, the floor plan leads into an open space outfitted with an efficient galley kitchen, dining area, living room and

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hang on a metal display rack on the main living area’s wall. Whimsical, comical, curious, intriguing and serene faces of myriad materials seem to spill secrets of mystery and merriment. While many of the masks were procured via domestic travels, many were also discovered in the City of Fountains. “Our mask collection started when we attended a fundraiser for the Mattie Rhodes Center,” said Kristy.

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Based in Kansas City, Mo., the Mattie Rhodes Center is a nonprofit agency that provides a holistic approach to individual and family well-being through social services, behavioral health counseling and the arts. “Children in the Mattie Rhodes art program and local artists donated masks for the annual event,” said Kristy. “We acquired several of our masks from that event over the years.” She added with a laugh, “The wall is full now and we can’t buy any more masks!”

Savoring the City Elsewhere around the condo, abstract paintings, a collection of lamps and other creative décor lend a prismatic flair to the home’s design palette and contribute to a decidedly modern sense style. Above the glass dining table, a one-of-a-kind pendant light fixture, created by a Lawrence, Kan., artist, grants multi-color interest to the room. “Hence the reason for the different colored dining chairs,” said Kristy. “We love color.” An artistic and animated pack of miniature dogs, showcasing various looks and poses, play quietly in the corner of the master bedroom. (Clearly, they make the perfect low-maintenance pets.) When not relaxing in their cozy environs, Kristy and Carl often enjoy dinners out with neighbors, attending performances at the Sprint Center or exercising at the Union Hill Athletic Club inside the building. Further, in the warmer months, Kristy indulges her inner gardener with a miniature patch of cucumbers, peas, green beans, carrots, onions, lettuce, spinach and tomatoes. “There is a woman who owns a nearby house with an adjoining lot and she created an urban garden project called Sprout,” said Kristy. Along with several other area residents, Kristy rents out a modest plot in the 32nd Street “Trophy Garden” where she can grow vegetables to her heart’s content –– all within a short stroll of home.

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fter her illustrious career flying the United skies as a flight attendant and his 29-year post as principal and ultimately superintendent with

the Hays, Kan., school district, Sharon and Will Roth have finally settled down. She still flies to visit girlfriends and the couple are both very active socially and enjoy traveling domestically and internationally, but their lives are now defined more by leisurely pursuits rather than by professional demands. Married for 33 years, both Sharon and Will grew up in Iowa, but their path eventually led to Hays where they resided for nearly 30 years and raised their children. After Will’s retirement in 2013, the couple relocated to a two-bedroom condo they had owned in Denver, Colo., since 2006. Along with their little pup Gucci, the pair divided their time between Denver and a vacation home near their children in Kansas City which they purchased in 2010, gutted and completely renovated. Both the Denver condo and the century-old Kansas City home proved great opportunities for Sharon to explore her increasing affinity for interior design. She received tremendously positive feedback on her dashing Denver condo as well as the antique dÊcor she incorporated into the Kansas City Bell Street residence. In fact, many friends assumed Sharon had hired an interior designer for both residences. Her interest and confidence in designing stylish living spaces continued to grow. PLEASE TURN THE PAGE

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UPSTAIRS ... AND DOWN

When the dust settled after a complete

In recent years, Sharon and Will reevaluated their

renovation, the Roths’ 812-square-foot unit was

long-term housing plans and decided to move

dressed in a modern fusion of cherry wood,

closer to their children and grandchildren in

walnut trim and sleek furnishings.

Kansas City. Once again, they were faced with

Sharon and Will moved into their second-floor

finding a new home, and once again, condo

home in the 12-story, 60-unit Carlton Plaza

living seemed ideal.

in 2014.

“As we are nearing the later years of our life,

As luck would have it, they soon had the

my husband and I decided it was important to

opportunity to purchase the condo located a

live a minimalist style,” explained Sharon. “We

quick elevator ride beneath their second-floor

wanted no yard care, no basement, no stairs,

unit. They planned for the additional condo ––

less room –– so we would be forced to rid

also a one-bedroom unit –– to be their

ourselves of ‘stuff’ –– and a community garage

designated entertainment space and guest

so we wouldn't have the sole responsibility for

quarters. Purchased in January 2015, Sharon

the upkeep but would maintain the warmth and

affectionately calls the 879-square-foot first-floor

safety of a closed area for cars.”

condo their “party place.”

The couple zeroed in on Kansas City’s signature shopping district –– its Seville-inspired

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Country Club Plaza. They sold their Denver

The couple toyed with the various ways they

condo, as well as their Kansas City home, after

could style their second unit and discussed how

finding a residence in the elegant high-rise

to most efficiently use the space.

Carlton Plaza Condominiums. Upon closing, Sharon was again afforded the opportunity to delve into color combinations, lighting options and furniture elements.

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Always eager to branch out in new design directions, Sharon and Will decided an urban spirit would suit their “spare” condo.


“After studying different designs, we felt that industrial would fit our needs the best,” said Sharon. “We found a very

utilitarian sense of form and function –– hallmarks of this sophisticated style.

innovative contractor who was willing to try new and different

She incorporated stained concrete flooring throughout

ideas. Dan Malone was on board the whole time –– demolition

the condo which captures the coarse essence of industrial

through reconstruction. Our main priority was lots of storage

design through its mottled, rusty appearance.

space and a great entertaining opportunity.”

“I didn’t want the floor to look perfect,” said Sharon.

Embarking on yet another extensive remodel, they had the

The condo also features concrete board ceilings which add

bedroom walls removed, choosing instead to redefine the

visual interest thanks to subdued block patterns and shades

entire space in a way that merged kitchen basics and

of gray.

conversation areas with sleeping solutions and bath essentials.

The kitchen and dining area, or “party room” as Sharon

From the curved cherry wall in the entryway to the exposed

and Will call it, feature pared-down appliances including a

duct work, electrical conduit and steel décor, the condo

microwave, Wolf warming drawer, an under-counter and

showcases a distinctly industrial-contemporary persona.

full refrigerator, a U-Line wine cooler and a dishwasher ––

“I just wanted to do something different,” said Sharon. She chose to blend raw, stripped-down elements and a

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“One of my strong philosophies of designing is ‘get what you want’ whether it is what the books suggest or not,” said Sharon.

“We love to hang out and sleep down here,” said Sharon of her grandchildren’s visits. “We have so much fun!”

“For example, every kitchen appliance I have is from a different

A steel-covered pocket door opens to the spacious bath’s

manufacturer, and at some time, I will probably find a unique

tangerine accent wall, antique polished-bronze fixtures, track

antique piece that I will slip into my industrial-designed condo.”

lighting and extra-large concrete shower –– all intentionally

A granite composite Blanco sink, white-glass-front cabinets,

low-maintenance.

pendant and track lighting, exposed brick and a custom steel art

Further, Sharon worked with contractor Malone to utilize five

piece round out the kitchen area which cheerfully welcomes good

massive sliding barn doors to conceal the generous closet space

food and good company.

in the sleeping and office area.

A flat-screen TV, suspended by adjustable chains, and remote-

While the Roths may have whittled down their living space

controlled Napoleon electric fireplace create an engaging setting

from what they once had, they find that their two condos serve

for dining at the expansive quartz-topped eat-at island, square

them well.

quartz table and glass bar table.

As relatively new residents of Kansas City, they now enjoy the

In the cozy living area, a white leather sectional, Kandinsky

Plaza up close and personal, take strolls through area parks and

artwork and a wall of windows framing idyllic Country Club Plaza

attend shows at the Kansas City Music Hall and the Kauffman

views merge in an uncomplicated synthesis of upscale panache.

Center for the Performing Arts.

“Obviously, I am definitely into minimalist design,” said Sharon. “And I firmly believe in ‘if you like it, go with it!’”

Additionally, they cherish the time they can now spend with their nearby children and grandchildren enjoying everything from festive birthdays, youth basketball games and weekend sleepovers to

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Over the years, she compiled a three-ring notebook of ideas and design elements she wanted to bring to life. With the help of Susan Sage, interior designer for Picture Perfect Interiors and with general contractor Terry Skilling of Rhino Builders, Inc., her dream came to stunning fruition, pulling together the products and elements necessary to complete the authentic Tudor ambiance she desired. Skilling was highly instrumental in achieving the exquisite outcome. Partnering with skilled craftsmen and artisans, he harmoniously married all aspects of the room, most notably the ceiling, walls, doors, windows, flooring and lighting, to produce a room that not only catches the eye but captures the heart.

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hat do you do when you want to create a stylish and colorful room with a dash of glamour?

You bring in Laura Suhr of Suhr Design and watch her take just a few items, such as mirrored

tables, a crystal and chrome chandelier, some really awesome accessories and one incredible bedspread

and watch her work her magic.

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This Overland Park master bedroom was part of a complete home redesign in 2015. Ready for an update, it was time to transition to a more modern aesthetic. Starting essentially from scratch, Suhr worked with the client to take the former traditional landscape of the room and brought in new accessories, colors, paint and ideas to create a fresh, modern appeal that entices the senses and brightens the space. “The client loves color and realized this would be an opportunity to have fun,” expressed Suhr. “We actually used the bedspread as the inspiration behind the whole room. She had picked it out from Crate and Barrel and wanted to build off of it.” From this highly colorful bedspread, Suhr pulled out the blue for its fresh and calming vibe and around that she created a stylish ensemble of upbeat color accented with a spritz of sophistication. Using the blue accent wall for a focal point, the client chose to use a gray/tan color

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Suhr Interior Design Headboard, Bedding and Dresser

for the remaining walls, allowing for a touch of color without overwhelming the space.

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New carpet, fixtures and clean roller shades help to create a crisp and simple look while

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simultaneously accentuating the architecture of the space. “While most people tend to go for a matching bedroom set, by intentionally not doing that in this room, we created a custom and collected look,” explained Suhr, noting that the wood dresser, padded and upholstered linen headboard with nickel nail head accents and mirrored side tables provide the personality the room desired. By bringing in an eclectic cast of accessories and furniture, a room can enjoy a customized high-end look without being stuffy. Another star of the show is the aforementioned chandelier, which hangs dramatically yet invitingly from the cove ceiling.

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“We took out the ceiling fan and replaced it with a sophisticated chandelier, which also has dimmers, creating a romantic ambiance and allowing for different levels of light in the room,” said Suhr. By simply adding some color, clean lines, and unique accessories, this room has undergone a remarkable transformation and seemingly effortless style. KCH&S March 2016

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ot just another room, this stunning guest bedroom in a Leawood condominium has let its personality shine through and just might be the most favored room in this particular residence. This room has

a lot to say, and when you tune into its voice, you hear a soft and feminine side with no shame reflex when

it comes to simultaneously strutting a bit of glitz and glamour.

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“When you walk down the hall and look into that room, you can’t help but smile,” expressed Nancy Ward, interior designer and owner of NJW Design. “It’s the best room in the house.” And Nancy had some decided help when it came to bringing the client’s original vision for the space to life. “She loves color,” said Ward, referring to her client, noting that the living room in her former home was quite sophisticated with a lot of purple and white. The client wanted to get away from the purple this time, however, but still indulge her love of color. “She makes everything fun and speaks her mind when it comes to what she wants. I wanted it to be perfect, just like she did, and we achieved that for her.” Like an ambitious treasure hunter, Ward scoured the city to find the best furniture and accessories she knew this room would embrace. She originally found a bed and nightstand as a set, but that look just didn’t fit. “The client loved the bed, but she was not in favor of the night stands that came with it,” explained Ward. “She likes eclectic, pretty things, and doesn’t want everything to match.” So Ward completed her mission and discovered the eye-catching mirrored nightstands with a frosty facade that boast a sophisticated edge. “These will stay in style, and the padded platform bed softens the room and encourages the mirrors to readily coordinate,” said Ward. Included in the accessories that work together as a team to pull off this look are the playful silver stars on the wall, the lamps, the mirror, the off white fabrica carpeting, and the splash of lime green in the flowers atop the armoire. Additionally, a fuchsia colored metal accent piece with a pearl overlay situated above the headboard chimes in perfectly.

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Vanguard American Bungalow Night Stands

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Art and Frame Shop Mirror

Western Chandelier Carpet

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Despite incorporating fresh new appeal to the room, the client still brought in a voice from the past in the form of her armoire, a designated “keeper” from her former home. “No matter the space, if it’s something you love, it never really goes out of style,” said Ward, quoting the late Billy Baldwin, known in interior design circles as the dean of indigenous decorators.

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“After their son moved out, the homeowners wanted to turn this room into a guest bedroom,” noted Erika Manuel, interior designer for the Nebraska Furniture Mart Design Gallery. “They are all about family and constantly have people over, and this room now gives them the extra space they need to accommodate guests.” Among the many strengths of the space is the abundance of light, which adds a natural layer of warmth and softness. The windows enjoy Hunter Douglas Flat Roman shades with Kasmir stationery panels. Except for the original hardwood and the plaster-treated walls, Manuel assisted with every other aspect of bringing this room to life. “The clients’ style is traditional, but they wanted to do a softer version of that style,” said Manuel. “The wife is big on fabrics and gave me some ideas from which to work and it really shows in the attention we paid to the mix of patterns in the window treatments, the headboard treatment and the bedding. This room is all about the fabrics!” While the rest of this 1920s abode enjoys stronger colors, this room craved a softer ambiance. With

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gold and yellow as the dominant colors, accented by a touch of copper, the space not only invites peaceful slumber but also a relaxing escape. The warm toffee color of the wooden Hooker Furniture pieces plays well with the subdued vibe and also directs one’s attention to a couple of highlights in the room –– the Eastern Accents bedding and the Century Furniture patterned upholstered headboard. “The bedding brought in more of a bluish and silver tone, which was a bit of a stretch for her, but

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she really liked it,” stated Manuel. “She already has several antiques in her home and while the pieces

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in this room are new, they give the appearance of being among her original collection.”

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The Drexel Heritage striped chair in the corner of the room commands a presence of its own, and is something the client, who frequently retreats to this room to read, envisions being used for greater purposes. “Although she doesn’t have any grandkids yet, she imagines holding a little one some day while sitting in that chair,” smiled Manuel. The Loloi area rug and the Crystorama light fixture above complete the look. Going into this project with family in mind, the coordinating and beautiful end results suggest this room will rarely know an unoccupied period of time.

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he client had but one primary request when enlisting the services of Michelle Ford, Allied ASID and

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Missouri, this master bedroom in a secured apartment community belongs to a young married couple

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with them when the ultimately buy their first home. For now, however, they had to work with the space they had, making the most of the pieces incorporated into while still forecasting what their future needs and tastes might require. “They did not want pieces that would be temporary,” emphasized Ford, who assisted with the selection of everything, from the bed to the night stand and the dresser, opting for pieces that give a strong nod to a transitional vibe, blending traditional elements with a modern flair. “We tried to establish balance in the room, creating a mixture of color the client desired and partnering that with more neutral tones, adding some personality to the space yet also giving it a restful and peaceful feeling,” explained Ford, noting they essentially started the project from the ground up, providing everything to create the look except for the flooring and the lighting, which was already in place. “We wanted to start clean and fresh, knowing they will add to it over time,” said Ford. Among the featured highlights in the room are the white window treatments with a coral trellis pattern, which partner easily with the warm feel of the furniture, best described as hardwoods with a stippled

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Michelle Ford Design Bed, Nightstand and Dresser

stain wood finish. One of the talking points of the space is the mirrored piece above the headboard of

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the bed.

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“Those are actually four mirrors that I purchased from Uttermost,” noted Ford. “I simply hung them side-by-side together to give the appearance of one solid piece.” The center of each individual piece is convex, sticking out against the antiqued mirrored background. These pieces can be easily reconfigured to create a fresh new design. Having a master bedroom in an apartment setting may not always offer everything one desires, but

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Ford has created a unique look that complements the clients’ personalities while simultaneously allowing for change. “As the clients’ tastes change over the years, the furniture and accessories will grow with them,” she said. “I really like the way this room looks and feels now. It’s uncluttered and has a great personality all its own.” KCH&S March 2016

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Among the most popular window coverings include motorized shades.

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“Motorized shades allow you to set as many schedules as you want,”

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STROUD: Yes, shrubs can be rejuvenated by trimming back overgrowth. For perennials, all herbaceous non-woody plants can be trimmed to the ground, or to an inch or two above the ground, what I refer to as stubble. Woody perennials like spirea, hydrangeas, and rose of Sharon are a judgement call and can be trimmed to the desired height. All ornamental grasses are usually trimmed close to the ground also. Don’t forget to NOT trim your spring bloomers or they won’t bloom!

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STROUD: This is a good time to apply fresh mulch. Your mulch layer should be 2-3 inches deep if this is the initial mulching. Follow up years, the layer should be 1-2 inches depending on how much the mulch has decomposed. If flowers are already started to show, go ahead and cover them lightly with a thin layer of mulch.

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STROUD: A ball and burlap shrub is safer to plant earlier than a container plant as the root mass is larger and stronger to withstand the risk of freeze and stressful transplant. In general on an average year, most shrubs can start being planted in early March.

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Tulips add bright color and height to containers. As a bulb flower, it’s easiest to purchase already-

to put together. Use a mix of colors if you’re going

blooming pots in the spring and nestle the plants

for a showy look or use one color if you prefer a

in your container.

more elegant appearance.

Here are some hardy bloomers that are begging to adorn your porch:

Pansies and Violas

These two are a container staple and it doesn’t seem like spring without them. As they tend to be low growers, they look great in a low and wide planter or used as filler when mixed with larger, taller plants.

Primrose

This semi-evergreen perennial comes in a wide variety of colors. Also short, it should be placed in the front of a container.

Lenten Rose

Hyacinth

These fragrant bloomers and vibrant colors make them a staple to the spring mix. Purchase them in a pot before the blossoms have opened to include in your planter. Transfer to the ground at a later date to enjoy them the following spring.

Spotted Dead Nettle

Looking for a great edging that drapes over your planter? While the spotted dead nettle won’t bloom until May or June, its attractive foliage is a great addition to a spring mix.

Planters

It’s fun to get creative with your planters. Pot options range from basic colors to mosaics, clay to ceramic. Boxes and crates in various

An early-blooming perennial, this flower, which

colors, materials and sizes make great pairings.

isn’t a rose, works well in a shady container. Once

Repurposing items opens up the opportunity for

the blooms have finished and warmer weather is

a fun and whimsical look. Watering cans, pails,

upon us, you can relocate it to your landscape for

tires, wagons, rain boots and buckets are just a

blooms in years to come.

few ideas for planters.

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