Sunday, May 3, 2009
Today we went to the garden place to get plants for our window boxes. Since we've done this since 2003, we have it down to a science. What works best: geraniums, coleus, and sweet potato vine. Fueled by a couple of pitchers of Bloody Mary's, we got to work (note the Bloody on the table above).
Getting the boxes ready:
I also pick plants for some pots to place around the patio. This particular mixture (above) is meant for the shade, and will sit under the Star Magnolia. I stole the idea from White Flower Farm. It includes Verbena, Heliotropium, and Helichrysum.
Pansies for the patio table:
Spring has come to our garden! The Miss Kim lilac is about to bloom.
Lilies of the Valley in our front yard.
My husband readies support brackets for the side window box, to be filled with red Verbena. I asked him to take his shirt off for this photo, but he was too busy. ;-)
Window boxes ready to be filled with dirt and then planted.
Husband digging around the compost pile for suitable soil:
The final product:
Basil and Hidcote Lavender