Since I didn't have any yard blooms, we went over to Fred Meyers garden area and got a few plants to brighten the porch. I have this nice shelf unit that my insurance man made for me, and it always looks so nice in the spring with a few plants, and they are protected from most frosty nights there. I add more in the summer, mostly flowers for shade.
Pansies are great for this time of year here, as they like the cool wet and cold weather. They are so pretty with their cheery faces.
I added an ivy plant on top and some johnny-jump-ups below the pansies and behold....I made my own May Day flowers. It's raining right now, so I put the plants out for a drink. How happy it is to go out my front door, and see these bright cheery blooms!