Tuesday, June 1, 2010
I'm in the garden!
today i took advantage of the beautiful weather and worked outside.(this sign is one of my favorite things in the garden besides my roses. in case you can't read it from this pic it says, "it all began in a garden") i planted the new hydrangea i purchased this morning at h.d. as well as a very pretty yellow petunia called "lemon zest". it is sooo happy! yellow is the sparkle of a garden and i love sparkle so i must incorporate it more!
here she is! so pretty. so, i got home and planted my hydrangea in a pot i painted and realized i didn't have a pot for the petunia. i could have put it in the ground, but the snails love to eat petunias so i wanted it up off the ground to control the snail salad bar a bit. i looked around and found a hanging basket i had from last year minus the hanging part! it was also missing the coco mat stuff- so i got out the burlap scrap i had in the craft cab. then i just laid it in the metal basket and added the soil and plant. i trimmed up the burlap and voila! i set it out in the garden on this adorable little wicker chair i got a couple of yrs. ago from my neighbors trash p/u pile. (love that!) ain't she sweet!?
here's the hydrangea(below) i potted up today after i gave this free pot a coat of lovely bright blue. i just love the combo of the bright pink w/ the blue. my sis was throwing this pot out cuz she didn't like the grape motif, so i snatched it right outta the trash! yes, i'm a dumpster diver! i'll share more of my trash pile rescues in another post! anywho, i don't really care for the grape motif either, but i REALLY like the FREE motif;).
my parents are replacing parts of their white picket fence around their pool so i snagged a couple pieces of fence. it was already weathered to perfection! i just screwed it onto the patio cover post behind the hydrangea pot. i think it adds just the right cottagy touch, don't you?
i hope you are enjoying spring in your neck of the woods:)!!!! here are few pics of the rest of my garden...enjoy!
p.s. i have linked this post to fertilizer friday over at tootsie time- a gardening blog, you should check it out she has a beautiful garden!