Sunday, May 19, 2013

This Year's Plants

My wonderful mother was here for the weekend and she and I hit the greenhouses – if you are in SE Kansas and want quality plants, I highly recommend TLC Greenhouse at LaHarpe and Arnold Greenhouse just west of LeRoy.  Their prices are a little higher than you’ll pay at Wally World but the plants are so much nicer – healthier

I seldom have a solid plan when I head to the greenhouses.  I just pick and choose as I go and although it does take a while for me to decide – I usually come up with some unique combinations.   

Here’s what I did in planters for the front of the house.

A rusty bottom bucket with holes had found new life on the front deck.

And this old stand washtub was just begging for plants

Sweet potato vines, vinca, Swedish Ivy - I can hardly wait for these to take off

I have one barrel that gets exactly zero direct sunlight - begoinas always do very well here.  

And the back yard . . . . .

Bright pink geraniums in an old strainer basket

More pink in one of my old washtubs with some brides veil trailing over the sides

Some pretty purple in an old graniteware pot on the patio table

And my favorite this year - more pink with wandering jew, airplane plants and asparagus fern.

linking with:  The Charm of Home, The Shabby Nest


  1. Love it, sis! We both chose pink and white this year!

  2. So pretty! Would love for you to share at Simple & Sweet Fridays. New Follower.


  3. great plantings! hope to see you link up over here at Fishtail Cottage's Garden party! oxxo, tracie

  4. Love the colors you choose. I planted in a bunch of buckets and things this year as well.

  5. Love the containers you've chosen, especially the large wash tub and the round tubs. You've planted them beautifully! I like pink; most of my plantings are pink, purple, or white.

  6. Your container plantings are very attractive; I'm a pink and purple person for my selections.

  7. Oh, I want pink zinnias, too. And some red and some orange but not all in the same spot. Pink is a cool choice for summer plantings. The begonias are super, too.

  8. The pink is lovely. I love the look of color-coordinated gardens, but I cannot stop from planting all different colors when it comes to mine.