Homemade pots and going to seed

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!

Easter

It was a low-key Easter on Cloverleaf this year but we still managed to hunt some eggs and enjoy some seasonal blooms with neighbours. Can you spot the hidden eggs? Before the egg hunters woke up, I enjoyed a cup of tea in Sylvia’s robin mug and perused the back garden. Still so many jobs to do!

 

Poppies

I have some luck with California poppies on Cloverleaf, but this year I scattered a load of poppy seeds from my friend, Satch’s garden. They’ve gone crazy–popped up all over the place. Love them.

Larkspur

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