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