I went to a little garden place near my home and they had the most wonderful hanging baskets in the perfect colors
All the plants are Proven Winners: Calibrachoa 'Superbells Blue', Verbena 'Temari Patio Red', Bacopa "Snowstorm Giant Snowflake' and Osteospermum 'Orange Symphony'. I thought they would be just PERFECT with my quilts so I bought six of them.
Before I bought them, I ask her if there was any discount if I bought six. Hey, it's worth a try...................and she gave me $5 off each. I was thrilled to find the perfect hanging baskets and at a good price.
I just LOVE how everything works together
Here is the opposite side. I will be staining that table in the background white as soon as I get some solid stain.
This little tree frog has been sitting on this chair for the past 5 hours! I am afraid I will plop down and squish him to death.
And here is the bigger side of the deck, still waiting to get decorated
I must say, I was totally exhausted about two o'clock this afternoon. This gardening stuff is hard, hard work.
I've been working continuously for three days and it seems I have barely begun. Everyplace I look, I see more work waiting for me. I never finished edging the main beds out by the roadside so that is my goal for tomorrow.
I ran out of plants for the deck, so I have to go shopping for more so I can finish the containers.
Most of my containers have tubers, bulbs or seeds in them, so they look bare. It will be weeks before they throw up enough foliage to be useful in deck-orating. That is why I now buy my hanging baskets pre made. The baskets give me some structure and color while I wait for everything else to fill in.
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.