The vibrant colors in the garden this year are lovely. And even when petals fall to the floor in an area that is usually hidden behind a fence, there is a still a hint of prettiness to it all!
So as not to have to take out a second mortgage just to finance my obsession with pots and planters, I found some stones at the back of the shed and had a go at making my own planter. And in tandem with everything bursting into life and taking over most of the garden, a few items are going to seed and it’s time to collect the seeds in preparation for next year!
It may not last very long, but I really enjoy the masses of larkspur that spring up all around the garden. They have spread so much that there are plenty of stems to cut back for arrangements inside the house. It’s pushing through the granite at the side of the car port and it’s a nice screen for the cars and there’s just enough room for a skinny path to walk by. Nothing like a bright purple flower to contrast the other greenery in the yard
I’ve been debating what to do with the side garden at the back of the house for a while now. Over Christmas, Katie and I tried to find some large blue and white pots to match my patio collection but were unsuccessful. I’d also considered some modern metal planters. As I’ve been driving around checking out the spring stock at each of the local nurseries, I found myself drawn to the more rustic classic pots and decided to do an eclectic collection alone the fence. Despite my attempts to use my mini when I go to nurseries in order to limit my purchases, I always end up having to be creative to fit everything in! Here’s how the project looks mid-completion.