While looking for some annuals to plant in my milk cans, I came across this begonia and green lysimachia planter.
It was marked down to $4 (half its original price) and looked like the perfect size to fit inside the milk cans.
I succumbed to the allure of not having to do any work and bought four.
Just like I expected, the pot fit nicely in the milk can. I put this one upside down so the lysimachia would grow from the top on down and across the milk can.
To complete the vignette, I added a grapevine wreath with mini pots of hens & chicks and a Dutch shoe filled with a tiny hosta plant. I will wrap the lysimachia around the wreath as it grows.
I think once the begonia grows a bit wider, it will look nice.
Directly across from the milk can, I removed some asters from the entrance to this path and planted more hosta in its place.
Today I took a little walk through all the paths and was surprised to see that something was already nibbling on the hosta leaves!
Here is a shot showing where the milkcan with the wreath is in relation to the new hostas:
I am not sure if you can see it--the milk can is way to the back right in front of the tree.
Here is another view of the front side of this area:
The blue milk can also has one of the new begonia pots in it.
The pot is way too small right now, but it should grow to a respectable size soon. I plan to remove the blue milk can later in the season. Once the cannas get big, I will switch to a big pot of those.
I also picked up three herb pots - two different types of parsley and some basil.
I just love to have fresh herbs outside my door. It makes cooking so much more fun and creative.
My Weekend Goal was to Make a Bench Pillow - I am happy to report that I accomplished that goal!
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