Tuesday, May 22, 2007


I didn't have Jerzie yesterday so I went to 4 nurseries shopping for annuals. I wouldn't even let myself look at perennials! As you can see I did pretty well. I went out first thing this morning and started planting. This shepherds hook is in the front of the house behind my holly bush.
These are the only annuals I put in the ground. I try to keep this garden red, white and blue. I use white allyssum and blue annuals every year. I also found some really red dianthus this year. I might come up every year.
This is out in the back yard.
I call this large garden my kitchen garden. There are lavender wave petunias in this gray speckled enamelware strainer.

More wave petunias in an enamelware coffee pot sitting on an old metal kitchen stool.
Another enamelware strainer. This one is yellow and green and has licorice plant and johnny jump ups. I also hung my egg beater wind chime in this garden.
An old copper boiler with variegated sweet potato vine and burgundy and pink dahlias. I love the green patina of this old pot.
On to the deck. This is one of the planters I sprayed to look like stone. There are more lavender wave petunias in these. The lacy pansies pull all the colors together.
I love the coral color and even tho it isn't in the furniture I put coral impatience on the table.

This pot was terra cotta and I sprayed it with the stone paint to. I really like this hanger.
The old soup kettle from camp with coral impatiences and an iron angel candle holder.

Now all I have to do is remember to water and I will soon have some nice full plantings.


Carol said...

You've been busy! All your containers look great.

"Early Bird" said...

Wow...you really are MsGreen Thumb...teehee!!
they all looked so pretty there in your trunk...
I think I got the exact same red white and blue flowers on my front porch...

PEA said...

Ok, now that you're done planting yours, you can come plant mine! lol I haven't started on any container gardening yet, waiting for it to stay warm!! I just love the idea of using old strainers, pots, etc, to plant flowers in! Everything looks so beautiful and soon you'll have a true oasis of flowers surrounding you:-) xox

Susie said...

Love all your unusual containers. I always have an eye out at garage sales for something unusual to put on the patio and fill with color!!

MrBrownThumb said...

Nice plants.

I was surprised when I opened up your blog and saw the plants in the trunk. For a second there I thought you had planted INSIDE the trunk of an abandoned car.


Lilli said...

Holy Moley! Your trays of plants look like some of mine in past years. Around here the best prices are at Home Depot when they have a sale, and I've loaded up the car to the hilt! Steve has come to dread that yearly announcement from my lips: "I bought plants for the garden"

You've done some wonderful things there :)

Deb said...

Wow, you've done a lot of planting! Everything looks beautiful, and I really love the unique containers.

LostRoses said...

Looks great, Jean, I've GOT to get to my containers this weekend!