I'm not much of a cook unless the marinade or seasoning comes out of a packet so I have never had a vegetable garden, but last year I put in my version of an herb garden in this big old pot I picked up at a sale. The herbs are still thriving this year.
These grape ivies and coleus pots thrive under the patio cover. I mixed the coleus and sweet potato vines in the same pots and they make a nice display of green color. These have been in the same pots now for four years and they are still looking beautiful. I just fertilize in early spring and that carries them all year.
I love mirrors reflecting the plants.
This enormous pot holds my New Dawn climber. Something red volunteered on the bottom. Not sure where that came from, but it's pretty so I let is stay.
I like to keep lots of guardian angels around. One of these cute little guys is actually cement and the other one I purchased from a fellow dealer. I fell in love with it. It's your average ordinary resin-type statue, but brilliant Elaine spray painted it with a can of stone spray paint. It looks like the real deal, doesn't it? I tried it on a couple of my other pieces and pots and it really works. It's a little expensive for a can, around $7, but it covers a lot of area. Here is a blank wall that got covered with a trellis and a climber.
The chair below was one of three I found. I sold two and realized this chair perfectly matches my birch tree trunk. It was a match made in heaven so there they sit together. Every year I pot a ton of white petunias. I love my petunia pots. They get quite profuse.
I usually have a shutter or a metal piece sitting amongst my plants to get some age to them before I sell them. Notice the metal plant stand in the corner with my little pots? I just don't like bare walls or corners. I like to add height and interest.
If you have never touched a lamb's ear plant, you are missing one of life's little pleasures. I'll never have a garden without it. One little plant will spread nicely and it is oh so soft. I could hold it in my hands for hours. It also adds a nice color contrast to the garden with its silvery green foliage.
I love ornate tall candelabras. They add to the French cemetery look I love. You can barely see the stand this one is sitting on in front of the birch trunk.
Here is one of my garden ruins. If the Romans can have broken statues, so can I.
Here is another little ruin. Broke right in half, but I'll never get rid of it. "To plant a garden is to believe in tomorrow." How true is that? This is a popcorn rose. It gets little clusters of tiny white roses and it gets enormous.
I love the shades of green in this coleus plant. This was a little iron accent table I found without a glass top. It holds this pot perfectly and adds some height to my plants. I recently treated myself to a new statue which I will be unveiling soon. I need to find the perfect spot for her. When I do I will be sure to share. I hope you enjoyed the garden tour. As always, I enjoy your visits.
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Mondays Le Chateau des Fleurs The Graphics Fairy Metamorphosis Monday
Tuesdays Knick of Time Tutus and Tea Parties Coastal Charm
Boogie Board Cottage A Stroll Thru Life
Wednesdays Savvy Southern Style Ivy and Elephants Faded Charm Cottage
Fine Craft Guild
Thursdays Embracing Change The Shabby Creek Cottage No Minimalist Here
Between Naps on the Porch Tablescape Thursday Fishtail Cottage
Rustic Restorations Homespun Happenings
Fridays French Country Cottage My Romantic Home Miss Mustard Seed
At the Picket Fence Potpourri Friday Common Ground
The Charm of Home Decorating Insanity
Saturdays Funky Junk Interiors
Sundays It's Overflowing