Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Planting the Flower Pots

 We got just a touch of rain as I began planting my flowers the other day.

 I looked at these baskets at the garden center and they were charging 63.00 each!  I planted these with spikes, daisies, geraniums, snapdragons and some cascading annuals for about 8.00 for each basket.

 And look at my new favorite plant!  A candy corn vine!!!

 I still can not get over how cool this is.  The blossoms look just like candy corn.  It is an annual and will grow to be over 12 feet in height. 

 Teddy is getting ready to settle in her dry spot.

 This never ceases to crack me up!

 She lays there listening to the rain under her big umbrella.

 The ferns are coming up around the cistern.

 I kept my bay leaf inside over the winter and just recently put it back outside.  It is covered in new growth.

 I planted this planter with yellow snapdragons, geraniums, chartreuse and purple sweet potato vines and black velvet petunias.  This should put on quite a show as it grows.

 I am training the candy corn vine to grow up my outdoor lantern post.  The violets grow wild here. They self sow even in my pots.

 Grow candy corn vine grow!

I planted this pot with some cascading annuals and an asparagus fern.  It has some perennials growing back in it but I am not sure what they are.  Gardens can certainly give you some surprises.