Wednesday, May 25, 2011

bloomin' (edited with plant name)

When I heard the hail pounding early Sunday morning, I was just sure all of my plants were toast.

But they survived.

We were spared the worst of Mother Nature on Sunday, my heart goes out to those who suffered and are continuing to struggle with just basic living.  We will do what we can to help.

To lighten our hearts, today I share with you some of the things I have planted this year.  Happy begonias mixed with impatiens in a bright pot on the patio started off my post today.

Cheerful pansies smile on the north side of the house.  It is pretty much full shade, it gets a few of the early morning light's rays, but that's about it.  I always start with pansies, they remind me of my Grandpa Don.  They had some beautiful varieties at Leitner's this year, I paired them with yellow begonias and English ivy. 

Fairies like them.  And when it's too warm for panies, and they bolt, they will be replaced with something else to keep things new and fresh.  Always a work in progress.

I found some fun pots at Gordman's, which just opened in the metro area this spring.  Orange!  I filled them with flowers and herbs.  It's like painting with flowers!  I love how they look with the shrubs by the side steps.

And I saved every single plant stick, and the one you most want to know about is missing.  Look at those little pouches!  They remind me of lady slippers.  EDITED:  Found it!  They are 'Calceolaria'.  Whew.  I feel so much better.

There is golden lemon thyme hanging out with the flowers, and a mini sedum called "Ogon'. So cheerful!

This is just a little teaser of more things to come, stay tuned!

1 comment:

  1. Everything looks beautiful & cheery and bright. Love the new pots! You find such interesting flowers in your neck of the woods. Love the mini sedum, too.


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