Thursday, April 12, 2012

Planting Pots


Last summer we had a record-breaking amount of days where the temperature soared over 100 degrees.  I'm SO enjoying this spring...days of steady rain and everything is so lush and green.  I'm really hoping it stays that way for a while!


I've been working on planting pots around the porches and the yard.  This year I took the easy way out on quite a few of them and took advantage of a great sale at Home Depot last week...$3.50 hanging pots.  I stalked the store every morning to see what they got in on a new truck, and ended up with lots of hot pink geraniums and verbena.  The geraniums had 3 good plants in each pot, so I split some of them up into smaller pots and combined some of them with other plants in larger pots.  With several of them I just re-potted the entire hanging basket in a pretty planter and called it done!



I've still got a lot of work to do on some other pots and in the flower beds, 
but here are some beautiful images of flowers in containers that actually wouldn't be too difficult to put together.  


Geraniums in weathered terracotta pots-simple and beautiful
Martha Stewart

Green space-monochromatic is still interesting with variation of color and texture
Southern Living

OK, this one does look difficult but how cool is that succulent orb?
Martha Stewart

Tiered herb containers
Martha Stewart

Classic topiaries {love}
Southern Living

Coleus and lantana, perfect for the Oklahoma climate!
Southern Living

I'm partial to ferns myself for shady spots.  These kimberly queens 
are so charming in their white buckets.
Martha Stewart


Southern Living

Just about anything looks spectacular if you plant a bunch of it together.  These caladiums are fantastic.
Southern Living

Raised baskets-a nice idea to height to your garden
Southern Living


Possibly the perfect window box!
Southern Living

Don't forget, you can even use unusual containers for potting.  So interesting!  Love those snapdragons in the silver goblets? vases?
Country Living

DIY Network






Funny kid moment for the day:




I pulled these out of the oven for a snack after school yesterday, and Caleb said "Cool, how'd you do that?" (I haven't done these slice and bake holiday cookies before, so he's never seen them.)  I gave my "It's magic" reply to which he responds "Let me guess...you learned it from a blog!"  :)  The boy knows his mother well.  Come to think of it, how DO they get that shape in those cookies?



7 comments:

  1. Fun round up you found for us, Jennifer! I'm itching to get mine potted, I love those topiaries!

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  2. Thanks for all the inspiration!

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  3. You have me thinking I need to do some work on my outdoor florals. Great pictures, Jennider!

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  4. I love that porch photo most of all. Someday... Meanwhile, not doing so much with outdoor florals around here this year. Moving... but I'll live vicariously through you!

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  5. Love your pots from last year. I too do pots every year and change the colour combinations. Not sure what I'll do this year... hmm, you've started me thinking :)

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  6. Love the plants. I'm still a month to a month-and-a-half away from that project. And I always start out gung-ho and by mid-July my planter boxes are gasping for water ...

    :)

    Linda

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  7. I want all of them! Just love flowers and plants. I have started a few pots but have more to do. Thanks for sharing all the great photos!

    xo
    Pat

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