Thursday, May 24, 2012

Container Gardening

 As you know,  I decided to dive into container gardening this year.  I haven't had this much color in my gardens in quite sometime.

 It is an interesting experiment for me.

 I chose to use yellows, purples, blues and reds.

 I am anxious to see how the perennials will do over the winter.  The violets in this planter planted themselves and they come back each spring.

 I expect this planter to eventually cascade with red and purple Petunias and chartreuse sweet potato vines.

 I repeated the color scheme throughout the garden with different flowers in each pot.

 I have herbs planted everywhere too.

 There are reds in here that are not blooming right now.

 I am just about to go outside and attack this planter as well as it's twin. The tall flowers are Toadflax that planted themselves here.  They will be transplanted to another location.  The mums are from last year and they will get transplanted too.

 My bay leaves have come back with a passion.

 See that tiny little blurry green first tomato of the season.  I get so excited about my vegetables!

 The little blurry white thing is my first pepper.  I can't use the focus with one hand.

 Purple and white clematis growing over a pot of Impatiens.

 I am growing a precious little puppy too.  I water and feed her every day.

 These stakes are so cool.  They gather sunlight all day and then glow at night.

 The hydrangeas are about to bloom.

 As are the Oakleaf Hydrangeas.

 A Magnolia bud.

 Petunias planted with chives.

 Oregano growing in the cracks on the stone stairs.

 The pensive pup.

 Smile for the camera.  Or not!

 I have Tiger Lilies everywhere this year.

 More white Clematis growing through the Climbing Hydrangeas.

 I've hung chains of mirror tiles in different places and they reflect the sun in very cool patterns.

 The bees are really enjoying the blooms.

 My blurry first eggplant.

 Hopefully, this will mimic the other planter and will cascade with purples, chartreuse and reds.

A posy hat.