All I had planned to do today was dump a few ratty-looking containers. I dumped this little wooden wheelbarrow and then I had an idea (imagine blinking lightbulb over head)...
maybe that big beautiful red double impatiens I have on the table in the woodland area would look nice inside the wooden wheelbarrow? Hmmmmm....I rarely go out to the woodland area any more and it is such a pain to remember to water that one...so much easier if it was right on the deck with everything else where I would be able to enjoy it for the last few weeks of the gardening season.
So off I trot to retrieve the big red plant.
It looked even better than I had imagined...
hmmmm...maybe I should remove the pink zinnias from the big sled container.... O.K. Now it is way too bare.
remember, I never wanted pink to begin with...I thought I had purchased all red and orange, but when they bloomed I had more pink than anything else. Maybe I could stick the big orange double impatiens inside the sled?
Ah, yes, that worked, too. If only I had more red in the sled????
Why look! There is a good-sized bright red begonia...I yank out even more plants from the sled until I have enough space to stick the begonia container in there...
I love the look! Red and orange was the color scheme I wanted to begin with.
And so began a few hours of regrouping until I ended up with this...
I was tired of looking at the grill planter while sitting on the glider. So I decided to move that and put the white bench in its place with the large 'peaches and cream' dahlia behind it. Then I called DH to help me move the giant-sized canna container. It is my favorite container of all and I wanted it where I could enjoy it. I can now see the purple fountain grass plumes blowing in the breeze from the family room and kitchen.
Here is my view from the glider where I almost always sit.
I am happy now. I probably have from as little as two weeks to as many as four weeks before I will be have to remove it all. Until then I will enjoy the fruits of today's labor.
I am so glad you stopped by to visit my garden. I garden in lower northern Michigan (zone 5) in far less than ideal conditions. I have too many pine trees, too much shade, too many rocks, herds of hosta-munching deer and rabbits who think my lilly buds are gourmet appetizers. I am by no means an expert in horticulture or garden design--just an amateur with a shovel and a passion. My garden changes daily during the summer and I will be updating frequently.
During the winter months, I blog about my favorite cold-weather hobby--quilting and just my everyday musings.
I hope you enjoy your visit, and that you will come back soon.