When I was working on putting some containers together at the end of May, I was scratching my head wondering what had even overtaken me to go about spending so much doing them- I’ve got better things to do damn it- oh wait, I am supposed to be enjoying this…BUT wait!.. everyone else is having beer in the hammock!!
My fault I guess because it is so easy to get excited in the nursery putting different combinations of annuals together, it’s pretty darn fun.
Feeble BeginningsThis is what things looked like to start… Annuals were small of course and some were nothing but seeds. The set up has potential but already I was bored with looking at it. The old washtub bench has served many purposes over the years and most of the containers are old metal buckets, feeders or new galvanized pots from the dollar store that I drilled holes into the bottom of for drainage.
Many of the same containers: I completely forgot that this is what I had in them!
This years reincarnation:I desperately needed more colour in my life- Colour that I can’t have in the house but can use with RECKLESS ABANDON outside. (Who doesn’t? right?) The bench was painted plum purple, a single bucket was sprayed Brilliant Yellow, and another smaller one watermelon pink. It’s all been enough to make me smile all summer long.
What’s in here: Frizzle Sizzle Mix Pansy, pineapple Beauty Coleus, Lemon Licorice Plant, Orange Disco Marigold, Summer Jewel Red Salvia, Wonderland Coppy Alyssum, Maverick Pink Geranium, Fishnet Stockings Coleus, Scarlet Sage Summer Jewel Pink Salvia, Purple Aztec Verbena & assorted Nastrums.
What colour do you need more of in your life?