Last year was the Summer of big outdoor projects. This year we fully intend to reap the benefits of all that work. We have been spending the last couple of weeks replanting the pots and getting the drip system all dialed in.
Normally I do more of an eclectic mix of plants in the pots, aiming for a casual, cottagy look. This year I wanted to do something slightly more formal and lower maintenance. That casual look takes a lot of work!
I have five pots that line the railing. I planted a daphne in each one and then a mix of bacopa and calibrachoa (Million Bells) in shades of lavender and pink to spill over the edges. I love the scent of the daphne and how it has an elegant look to it.
I bought that standard rose bush at the grocery store. Let's see how well it holds up. Usually I'm not quite so impulsive with my rose purchases but it had so many buds on it I figured I would just pretend it was like buying a floral arrangement. If it doesn't do well at least I'll get a few weeks of enjoyment out of it.
Lots of naked cherubs in that picture.
This is the view from my kitchen window. Kind of a cock-eyed picture but I wanted to capture all the elements. We hung hummingbird feeders all around the house and there was a visitor to this one while I was taking pictures. Not very shy, those hummingbirds.
Now we can just sit back, sip our evening libations and enjoy the view.